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Studio Shot, Photography by Christopher Burke, New York, NY

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MILES McENERY GALLERY is pleased to announce its representation of April Gornik.

April Gornik’s masterfully rendered paintings depict radiant and atmospheric scenes of the land, sea, and sky. Working in oil paint, Gornik captures the subtle nature of light with its capacity to simultaneously illuminate and obscure. By combining the literal with the imagined, her paintings possess an intimate, ethereal quality that invites personal contemplation by the viewer. As Gornik expresses, “I am an artist that values, above all, the ability of art to move me emotionally and psychically. I make art that makes me question, that derives its power from being vulnerable to interpretation, that is intuitive, that is beautiful.”

 

APRIL GORNIK (b. 1953 in Cleveland, OH) received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1976 from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Canada.


She has had numerous solo exhibitions nationally and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include Danese/Corey Gallery, New York, NY; Pace Prints, New York, NY; Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH; Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY; Danese Gallery, New York, NY; Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OH; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS, Canada; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE; Danese Gallery, New York, NY; Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY; and Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV.


Her work may be found in the public collections of the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OH; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX; Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY; Castellani Museum of Art, Niagara, NY; Cincinnati Museum, Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH; Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Fisher Landau Center, Long Island City, NY; Fort Worth Museum, Fort Worth, TX; Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN; Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; The Jewish Museum, New York, NY; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ; Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY; Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL; Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY; Snite Museum, Notre Dame, IN; Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA; United States Embassy, Beijing, China; United States Embassy, Moscow, Russia; University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, among others.


April Gornik lives and works in Sag Harbor, NY.