Since 2015 April White has painted over three hundred and fifty self-portraits.
April is a St. John’s-based interdisciplinary artist who works with performance, watercolour, and animation. April examines how self is perceived and performed through repetitive self-portraiture and performance of vulnerable everyday actions such as waking up, getting dressed, and yawning. Through the labour intensive process of animation, April dissects these private yet shared everyday actions. Her recent projects include a new performance and watercolour series called Sneeze as well as a solo exhibition A Day in the Life Of at The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery. April holds a BFA in Visual Arts with concentration in printmaking, performance, and sculpture from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. April won the 2017 Excellence in Visual Arts VANL CARFAC Emerging Artist Award, had a solo exhibition in the Rogue Gallery at Eastern Edge Gallery in 2015, and was the 2012 recipient of St. Michael’s Printshop’s Don Wright Scholarship.