April Hannah is an artist and designer working in Brooklyn. She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2001. In December 2010, April was awarded a residency at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD Museum) in New York City, where she designed and produced functional, sculptural objects through March of 2011. Most recently her work was shown at the McNeill Art Group Tribeca Project Space as part of the Mad About Art + Design exhibition during the summer of 2012. Previously, April’s work was included in the 2010 CMCA Biennial at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport, Maine as well as a summer 2010, solo exhibition at the Islesboro Historical Society of Islesboro, Maine. Her work has also been shown in both local and national venues including Arthouse at the Jones Center in Austin, Texas; SPACES Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio and the Carlos Gallery of Sewanee: The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.
April is now offering innovative products for the home, which she debuted at BKLYN DESIGNS 2010 in May. She received BKLYN Designs Inhabitat Editors' Choice Green Awards for Best Kids Design and Best Newcomer. Inspired by the networks, patterns and processes of nature the pieces exhibit a modern, simple yet sophisticated, playful aesthetic that engage both children and adults. A limited edition cast concrete table collection is available as well as a newly launched line of furniture for children and adults employing durable, environmentally sustainable materials and non-toxic coatings.
Prior to attending the School of Visual Arts, April worked for several years as a creative director for an advertising agency. Some of her clients included General Electric, PNC Bank and International Paper.
photo credit: Jen Nelson