April Gornik (b. 1953 in Cleveland, OH) received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Canada. Since then, Gornik has gone on to become one of the foremost figures of contemporary American landscape painting, having exhibited at the 1989 Whitney Biennial and both the 41st and 56th editions of the Venice Biennale. In 2021, she cofounded The Church, an innovative artist residency and exhibition space in Sag Harbor, NY.
Gornik has been the subject of recent solo exhibitions at Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; Danese/Corey Gallery, New York, NY; Pace Prints, New York, NY; Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH; Barbara Edwards Contemporary, Toronto, Canada; Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY; Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OH; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE; and the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY.
Her work has been included in group exhibitions at numerous international institutions including the Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY; The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; Royal Academy of Arts, London, United Kingdom; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.
Gornik’s work may be found in the collections of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; The Jewish Museum, New York, NY; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, among others.
The artist lives and works in Sag Harbor, NY.
Aprik Gornik and her husband Eric Fischl are featured in Cultured Magazine.
Inka Essenhigh and April Gornik are included in the exhibition "Empire of Water" at The Church in Sag Harbor, NY.
April Gornik interviewed by Alex Zoppa and Robyn Rosenfeld on the podcast ARTLAWS.
Building a New Sanctuary on Long Island for Culture Lovers
In Sag Harbor, April Gornik and Eric Fischl are converting a former church into a community arts center.
We are delighted to share two additional reviews of April Gornik's current solo exhibition in Painters on Painting and Chelsea News.
April Gornik’s Sunset, 2018—one among the twelve new landscape paintings in her current exhibition at Miles McEnery Gallery—appears as though it might be plugged into an electrical socket. Along the horizon, halfway between a malevolent sky and an inky sea, a stripe of brilliant incandescence worthy of Vermeer lights up storm clouds, choppy waters, and, one would imagine, the entire gallery if it were darkened. Symbolism, Romanticism, Luminism, and feminism have all been cited in regard to Gornik’s work. Indeed, her reimagined versions of natural phenomena are as rich a field for interpretation as the writings of Herman Melville or Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Artists April Gornik and Eric Fischl team up with architect Lee Skolnick to create an incubator for artists in Sag Harbor.
Artist Eric Fischl is standing under the eaves of Sag Harbor’s deconsecrated First Methodist Church, currently a construction site he visits almost daily. More than a year ago, Fischl and his wife, artist April Gornik, purchased the building to return it to its original intent as a community gathering place.
Featuring works by gallery artists Inka Essenhigh, April Gornik, Amy Bennett, and Isca Greenfield-Sanders, new book Landscape Painting Now: From Pop Abstraction to New Romanticism presents a global survey of landscape painting in the 21st century. Including work by more than 80 outstanding artists, the book highlights the thriving genre of landscape painting in the contemporary world, while also reflecting upon its origins.
The Katonah Museum of Art is pleased to present:
LandEscape: New Visions of the Landscape from the Early 20th and 21st Centuries
On view 17 March through 16 June, the group exhibition features works by American Modernists Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Alfred Maurer, Helen Torr and Marguerite Zorach alongside contemporary artists April Gornik, Judy Pfaff, Jo Baer, Lois Dodd, Shara Hughes, and Alex Katz.
Nassau County Museum of Art is pleased to present group exhibition That 80s Show, curated by Eric Fischl.
Opening Saturday, 16 March, 2019.
Featuring works by Fischl, April Gornik, Julian Schnabel, David Salle, Ross Bleckner, Bryan Hunt, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, Cindy Sherman, Robert Longo, Jenny Holzer, Robert Mapplethorpe, Annette Lemieux, Charlie Clough, Tseng Kwong Chi, Jonathan Lasker and others.
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.”