Gornik, April

April Gornik was born in Cleveland, OH, and presently lives in New York City. She received a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1976, and her work is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, all in New York City; the National Museum of American Art in Washington, DC; the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC; the Cincinnati Museum; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; the Modern Art Museum of Art of Fort Worth, TX; the Orlando Museum of Art, FL; and other major public and private collections. She has shown extensively, in one-person and group shows both in the United States and Europe.
Gornik’s artist statement is both simple yet profound “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.”
Well known for her American landscape paintings, her work “Storm and Fires” (1990) is included in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Her work is also in many other national museums and private collections.

She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Guild Hall Museum in 2003, and was the Neuberger Museum of Art Annual Honoree in 2004.