Artist Bio - April Marie Mai

Title of artwork: Neural Connection

Neural Connection
April Marie Mai

April Marie Mai is known for their vibrant abstract impasto paintings, fiber art, and explorations of color and pattern in printmaking, drawing, and ink. They create playful abstractions of the beauty of everyday life, write devastatingly honest poetry, make work about societal expectations surrounding Autism, and explore their identity as a part of the LGBTQ+ community through art.

April is a genderfae person (genderfluid non-binary woman) who lives and creates art in Overland Park, Kansas. April is autistic, dyslexic, disabled and omnisexual. They have aphantasia and many other neurodivergencies which affect their artistic practice. Chronic migraine and fibromyalgia affect their everyday life and limit their abilities. Art, humor, activism and love are what keep them going.

Their work has been shown at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri.

When not making art, April likes to visit gardens, tend to their plants, hug Squishmallows, stim, have friends over for tea, and host potlucks at their home in Overland Park, Kansas, USA.