About

April Garcia (born in San Benito, TX) is an Austin based artist who loves to create soft sculpture art. Using fabric, fiber-fill, needle, and thread, she sews her fabric pieces by hand or with a machine. She sews colorful fabric shapes, attaching one to another until the bulging pieces are balanced with color and pattern. April enjoys allowing her sculptures to grow organically when she is creating. She allows her soft sculptures to morph into what they want to be. Her biomorphic soft sculpture work has an organic abstract look that resembles shapes found in nature or even something that might grow on another planet. She has been creating and exhibiting her art in Austin for twenty years and has several sculpture art pieces in the permanent collection of Mexic Arte Museum.

Art Exhibitions

  • 2019 Threads of Magic – Fiber Artists of San Antonio – San Antonio
  • 2019 Red Dot Show – Women and Their Work – ATX
  • 2019 De Colores – Solo Exhibit – Estrada Garcia Gallery – Taylor TX
  • 2019 Expresiones En Esculturas – Mexic Arte Museum – ATX
  • 2019 Latinx Creatives Meetup Exhibit – ATX
  • 2019 Mix N Mash group show – Mexic Arte Museum – ATX
  • 2018 The Femme Abstract – Dimension Gallery – ATX
  • 2018 Summer Splendor – Round Rock ARTSPACE Gallery- Best Of Show Award
  • 2018 West Austin Studio Tour – ATX
  • 2017 Bread & Butter: Milk – ICOSA Gallery – ATX
  • 2017 Bizaarbie Community Exhibit – ESB – MACC
  • 2017 Sculp-chur – Dimension Gallery – ATX
  • 2017 Art Alliance Austin – Art Bash – Native Hostile – ATX
  • 2017 The Root of It All – Solo Exhibit – Community Gallery – ESB-MACC – ATX
  • 2017 Red Dot Show – Women and Their Work – ATX
  • 2016 The Root of it All, Solo Exhibition – Ben Bailey Art Gallery, Texas A&M University-Kingsville
  • 2016 Red Dot Show – Women and Their Work – ATX
  • 2016 Echame Un Ojo – Latinx Ensemble – ATX
  • 2016 Sew Wasted – Fusebox Festival – ATX
  • 2015 Red Dot Show – Women and Their Work – ATX
  • 2015 Lady Friends – Museum of Human Achievement – ATX
  • 2014 Art Bra – Breast Cancer Resource Center – ATX
  • 2014 The People’s Gallery Show – Austin City Hall – ATX
  • 2013  Young Latino Artist 18 “Conjuntos”– Mexic-Arte Museum – ATX
  • East Austin Studio Tour – participant for eight years – Life with Danger Studio – ATX
  • Prismatic Group Show – Diaz Gallery – ATX
  • 2010 Women Without Borders – La Peña Gallery – ATX
  • 2010 Eyes Got it Group Show – Pump Project Gallery – ATX
  • 2010 The People’s Gallery Show – Austin City Hall – ATX
  • 2010 National Arts Program exhibition – Mexican American Cultural Center – ATX
  • Erotica – Gallery Lombardi – ATX
  • 2007 The People’s Gallery – Austin City Hall – ATX
  • The Art Ninjas – Pump Project Art Complex – ATX
  • Art Outside – Enchanted Forest – ATX
  • 2005 “What a tangled web we weave” installation – The Stash – Austin, TX.
  • Electricity and Me – Gallery Lombardi – ATX
  • 2004 ACC 28th annual student art exhibit – Julia C. Butrid
  • ge Gallery,  D.A.C. – ATX
  • 2003 Multiple Originals / Women Printmakers of Austin. (WPA) – Julia C. Butridge Gallery, D.A.C. – ATX

Awards

  • Best In Show – Round Rock ArtSpace – Summer Splendor Exhibition, 2019

Collections

Bibliography

  • Van Ryzin, Jeanne Claire, Latino art curator casts a wide net for new exhibit, Austin American Statesman, July 10, 2013

Other Professional Activities

  • Immediate Fashion School- Instructor for Biomorphic Soft Sculpture workshop – 2019
  • Young Latino Artist Residency Program 2017 – Mexican American Cultural Center
  • Instructor for Bizaarbie Workshop 2017 – Mexican American Cultural Center
  • Young Latino Artists (YLA) 18 – 2012: Con/Juntos – Mexic-Arte Museum Education Department / Make & Take
  • Puppet Making Mania: in collaboration with Matthew Rodriguez – 4 days/ All ages
  • Workshop at ESB MACC. April 2010
  • Actress and Costume Designer at Austin Scottish Rite Theater
    • 2016 Snow Queen– Actress – Austin Scottish Rite Theatre
    • 2016 Merry Wives of Windsor– Actress – Austin Scottish Rite Theatre
    • 2016 Pippi Long-stockings– Actress – Austin Scottish Rite Theatre
    • 2016 Ashes Ashes– Actress – Austin Scottish Rite Theatre
    • 2015 Pancho Rabbit – Actress – Austin Scottish Rite Theatre
    • 2015 Musicians of Mumbai – Costuming – Austin Scottish Rite Theatre
    • 2015 Pancho Rabbit – Costuming – Austin Scottish Rite Theatre