April Friges (b. 1981, Cleveland, Ohio) is a conceptual artist based in Pittsburgh, PA, whose photographic and sculptural work is created in a darkroom with photosensitive paper, light and chemistry. Utilizing traditional photographic darkroom papers and three-dimensional sculpting materials, she creates works that examine the intersection between image and object, developing a complex and imaginary language with the mediums in exploration.
April’s work has been shown in galleries and museums such as LAXART, The Spencer Museum of Art, The Printed Matter, MOCAD, and ForYourArt. She recently exhibited via Stephen Bulger Gallery in New York City at AIPAD’s 2017, The Photography Show and PGH Photo Fair. She is a recipient of the Creative Development Grant through The Heinz Endowments/The Pittsburgh Foundation, and also completed her residency at Mass MoCA in 2016. Permanent public and private collections include The Museum of Contemporary Photography, BNY Mellon and the Duane Michals Estate. April received her MFA in studio art from The University of California, Irvine, is the BFA Program Director and Assistant Professor of Photography at Point Park University.
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