April Gornik


charcoal on paper
24 x 30 inches

For many years, April Gornik has focused solely on the visual and emotive potential of the landscape altered by light and weather. A quiet sense of mystery is present in her landscapes, seen here in a set of contrasts between light and dark, sun and shadow, and outer and inner worlds. Speaking about her work, Gornik says:

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.

Gornik has received a Lifetime Achievement Arts Award from Guild Hall Academy of the Arts, and her work is included in the collections of the Dallas Museum of Art; the Fine Arts Museum, San Francisco; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; The Jewish Museum, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others.