April Flanders is a mixed media artist living in the mountains of Western North Carolina. A keen naturalist, her work has been featured in solo and group shows at museums and galleries, nationally and internationally, including the Center for the Book Arts in New York, and the Anna Leonowens Gallery in Nova Scotia, Canada. Recent honors include an online exhibition as a finalist in the 87th Annual Competition at the Print Center in Philadelphia, PA and a residency at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts in Amherst, VA. Her work is in several public collections, including the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, the Tucson Museum of Art and the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. She has taught printmaking for seventeen years at various universities nationally and internationally.
Currently, she is an Associate professor of studio art at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.
"With my current work I ponder the implications of a globalized landscape using a variety of media including printmaking, painting, drawing and installation. As a classically trained printmaker I employ ink on paper to create compelling rhythms with color, texture and repetition using a variety of print methods. I am more completely engaged however, when I challenge the boundaries of traditional printmaking by cutting, folding and sculpting my prints so that they take shape beyond the frame.”