April White began her artistic journey while growing up in London, Ontario, Canada. After completing formal studies in Fine Art, specializing in drawing, at York University in Toronto, she worked as a graphic designer for a few years while planning to pursue her dream of a life of art and travel. The following ten years were spent backpacking across the world, experiencing different cultures, exploring new landscapes and recording her observations with pencils and paint. Travels led to the west and east coasts of Canada, parts of Europe, Southeast Asia and Australia. After over five years of full-time studio work, April’s art is now being recognized with recent art awards in Australia and in collections across Australia and Canada. Now April’s time is split between her studio in Sydney, Australia, her original Ontario home and new, inspiring destinations around the globe.
(b. 1972 Canada)
York University, Bachelor of Fine Art, Specialized Honours Degree, Toronto, Canada, 1995.
2015 “Passing Through”, A.A.W. Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
2015 “21 Grams”, Virgin Walls Gallery, Blackheath, Australia.
2014 “Life Remixes”, Salerno Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
2012 “Soul Flight”, C.C. Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
2012 “Undertones”, Salerno Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2015 Bent Art, Wentworth Falls School of Arts, Wentworth Falls, Australia.
2015 “Ayotzinapa Vive”, M2 Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
2014 Glebe Art Show, Sydney, Australia.
2014 Bondi Pavilion Gallery, Bondi Beach, Australia.
2014 Drawn on the Mountain, Wentworth Falls, Australia.
2014 Bent Art, Wentworth Falls School of Arts, Wentworth Falls, Australia.
2013 Mount Eyre Art Prize, Finalist, Rex-Livingston Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
2011 Waverley Art Prize, Finalist, Bondi-Waverley School of Arts, Sydney, Australia.
2011 Blacktown City Art Prize, Finalist, Blacktown Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia.
2011 Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, Finalist, Adelaide Perry Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
2015 First Prize, ‘Art Brut’ category, 2015 American Art Awards.
2015 First Prize, Bent Art Prize.
2015 First Prize, ‘Painting’ category, Bent Art Prize.
2014 First Prize, ‘Digital Art’ category, Bent Art Prize.
2014 ‘People’s Choice’ Award, Bent Art Prize.
2014 Award of Excellence, Glebe Art Show.
2014 Third Prize, ‘Sketchbook Competition’, Drawn of the Mountain.
2015 A.A.W. Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
2012 Artscape, Gibraltor Point, Toronto, Canada