April Flanders is a studio artist living and making in the mountains of Western North Carolina. A keen naturalist, her work has been featured in solo and group shows at museums and galleries nationally and internationally, including the Center for the Book Arts, in New York, the Global Print International, in Douro, Portugal and the Anna Leonowens Gallery, in Nova Scotia, Canada. Her work addresses the problem of invasive plants and animals on a global scale using a variety of media including printmaking, painting, drawing and installation. As a classically trained printmaker she employs ink on paper to create compelling rhythms with color, texture and repetition using a variety of print methods. Her installation work challenges the boundaries of traditional printmaking by cutting, folding and sculpting her prints so that they take shape beyond the frame.
April’s recent honors include an online exhibition as a finalist in the 87th Annual Competition at the Print Center in Philadelphia, PA and a residency at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts in Amherst, VA. Recent solo exhibitions include Unchecked at Artspace in Richmond, VA and Advance at the Pioneer Bluffs Gallery in Matfield Green, KS. Her work is in several public collections, including the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, the Tucson Museum of Art and the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. April earned a Master of Fine Arts from Arizona State University and she has taught printmaking for fourteen years at various universities nationally and internationally.