April Gornik is an American artist born in 1953 in Cleveland, Ohio. She studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax and the State University of New York at Purchase, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1976.
Gornik is known for her landscape paintings that often depict dramatic natural scenes with a sense of otherworldliness. Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Europe, including at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and the National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C.
In addition to her paintings, Gornik has also worked in other mediums, such as printmaking and sculpture. She has received numerous awards and honors for her contributions to the art world, including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1986 and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Guild Hall Museum in 2011.
Gornik currently lives and works in New York's East Hampton, where she draws inspiration from the surrounding natural landscape. Her work continues to be celebrated for its ability to transport viewers to a place of both beauty and mystery.