Through large abstract paintings and totem sculptures, April Hannah explores the nature of existence and how universal truth reveals itself through paradox. Common materials such as canvas, charcoal, acrylic paint and plywood along with simple processes including scribbling, tracing and intuitive mark making are used to create a complex system of form evolution. There is a universal or inherent intelligence within this system with Hannah operating as the vehicle for both creation and discovery.
Hannah received her BA from Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania and her MFA from School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York. Her work has been exhibited nationally at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in New York; the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) in Rockport, Maine; Arthouse at the Jones Center in Austin, Texas; SPACES Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio; and the Carlos Gallery of Sewanee: The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee among others. She received a MAD Artist Studios Residency Award in 2010. Hannah lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.