April Berger creates art in order to nourish the soul, lift the spirit and feed the mind. Her work evokes an emotional response to the interplay of form, pattern, texture, and color.
April chooses to work non-figuratively in her exploration with these ingredients: "I find the impact is much more immediate and allows the viewer to respond in a more direct way." She uses a variety of mediums to reach this goal.
Her tapestries are created by layering fabrics, paper and paint on canvas. These pieces are then framed in fabrics that interact with the contents of each piece. While contemporary in their expression, these pieces hearken back to ancient Chinese tapestries.
April works with oils on canvas to explore light and color in a more traditional format. "I've always loved the luminosity that oils allow."
Born and raised in New York, April received her degree in Visual Arts from S.U.N.Y. at Purchase. She has travelled and studied art in Europe and Africa, and exhibits and sells her work both internationally and domestically.
April has been commissioned to create works in both traditionally stretched canvas and tapestry formats. Her works can be seen in corporate settings as well as private collections. Below is a list of selected collections, exhibits, and publications.
Ciber Inc., Berkeley, CA
Congregation Sinai, San Jose, CA
Dr. Chester Randle, UC San Diego, CA
Dr. Robert G. Robinson, Atlanta, GA
US Bancorp Piper Jaffray, San Francisco, CA
UCSF Genetics, San Francisco, CA
Design Workshop, Bethany, CT
Grace Financial Associates, Mill Valley, CA
James Heummer, Queensland, Australia
Amity Gallery ’14 ‘18 Warwick, NY
Imogen Halloway Gallery,’12 Saugerties, NY
Axelrod Gallery Space,’11 San Francisco, CA
Greenlining Institute, ’10 Berkeley, CA
Sid Jacobson JCC, ’08 ‘15 East Hills, NY
Beth Chaim Congregation, ’08 Danville, CA
Osher Marin JCC, ’07 San Rafael, CA
Silicon Valley JCC, ’07 Los Gatos, CA
Peninsula JCC, ’07 Foster City, CA
Elizabeth S. and Alvin I. Fine Museum, Temple Emanu-El, ‘06 San Francisco, CA
California Savings and Loan, ‘01 Burlingame, CA
Nortel Corporation, ’99 Santa Clara, CA
M.W.P. Editorials '98 Los Angeles, CA
SomaArts Gallery '92 '93 '94 '97 San Francisco, CA
First Interstate Center '96 San Francisco, CA
Atlantic Gallery ’91 ’93 '96 New York City, NY
Bay Front Gallery '92 San Francisco, CA
3 Com Corp. '91 Santa Clara, CA
UCSF '88 San Francisco, CA
Zephyr Gallery '88 San Francisco, CA
Pacifica Art Center '86 Pacifica, CA
Art and Archtecture- San Francisco Dec. 2012
Resource; the jewish news yearly guide (Cover Art) 2008
The Guild Design Sourcebook #14 & #15, Art for the Wall, Furniture & Accessories '99
Medical Journal of Psychoactive Drugs (Cover Art) '87,'89,'91,'92,'93,'95.