Studio Visit with April White

Join Artist in Residence April White  and her art is her studio at Macaulay House (Princesss and 7th). 

Saturday, June 30, 3-5pm

April White is a St. John’s, NL-based artist who works with performance, watercolour, and animation to examine involuntary bodily actions that are commonly seen as vulnerable or embarrassing such as yawning, waking up, sneezing, laughing, and crying. In her recent project Sneeze, funded by ArtsNL and the City of St. John’s, she paints and animates her face stretching, blowing, dripping, and squinting as it endures a sneeze.

April holds a BFA in Visual Arts with concentration in printmaking, performance, and sculpture from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. In 2017, April won the VANL-CARFAC Emerging Artist Award, received the Cox and Palmer Pivotal Point Grant, and showed her installation It’s okay to be tired in the local HOLD FAST Contemporary Arts Festival and Charlottetown, PE’s Art in the Open Festival. She has been part of national and international exhibitions, and has shown her work all across Newfoundland including her 2016 solo exhibition A Day in the Life Of at The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery and 2015 solo exhibition Every day I wake up at Eastern Edge’s rOGUE Gallery. April recently participated in the Spark Box Studio Artist Residency in Prince Edward County, ON, has a solo exhibition coming up the English Harbour Arts Centre in NL in July 2018, and will be showing her interactive Yawn animation at Centre for Art Tapes in Halifax, NS.

While at KIAC, April will be exploring and questioning the vulnerability of laughing and crying through watercolours, drawings, and short animations.