When Natalie and I saw April’s submissions back in the summer, we knew we could not select only one or two of her images for publication. We wanted to publish them all! April’s work is beautiful in a way that surprises and delights. We are thrilled to feature her in our Winter 2021 Issue and hope you’ll find her art as inspiring as we have. ~Melissa Minsker
April J. Wright is a visual artist from Germantown, Tennessee. She uses humble, everyday materials to connect personal narratives about home, relationships, memory, and identity. Wright completed her BA in Sculpture and Ceramics from Union University in 2006; she received her MFA in Art Studio at the University of Kentucky with a focus in Ceramics and Fibers in 2020. She works interdisciplinary in sculpture and installation art.
Her work is actively exhibited both regionally and nationally. In August 2019 she participated in a solo show at the Parachute Factory entitled “Ephemeral Dwellings” in Lexington, Kentucky following another invitational solo show during the month of October in Cochran, Georgia at Middle State Georgia University entitled “Material Traces”. While earning her MFA in Studio Arts she taught both 3D and 2D foundational courses at the University of Kentucky as an Instructor of Record, and during her summers she reaches out to her community in Lexington, teaching classes K-12 at the Living Arts and Science Center and Kentucky Mudworks. Currently, she resides in Mendocino California as a fibers artist in resident at Mendocino Art Center.
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