April Gornik is one of today's most important landscape painters. Her work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the National Museum of American Art (Washington, DC), the National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington, DC), the Cincinnati Museum, the High Museum of Art (Atlanta), the Modern Art Museum of Art (Fort Worth), the Orlando Museum of Art and is sought after by private collectors. A graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design with a BFA, she has exhibited in one-person shows in New York since 1981 and her work has been part of exhibitions in the United States, Germany, Canada, Italy, China, Poland and Japan.

April Gornik

Gornik lives in North Haven, Long Island, New York, with her husband, artist Eric Fischl, and Stay Thirsty Magazine had the opportunity to visit with her at her studio to learn about her most recent exhibition at the Miles McEnery Gallery in New York City that was cut short by the COVID-19 lockdown in Manhattan this past March.

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. – April Gornik

Stay Thirsty Magazine is honored to present this video and a few paintings from her latest exhibition that exemplify the scope of her insight and the depth of her talent.

April Gornik - Miles McEnery Gallery Exhibition (2020)

Sea of Light and Dark (2019)

Light Wheel (2019)

Sunset (2018)

(Header painting by April Gornik: Field (2019))


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