Resume & Bio

April A Coppini (b.1972, US)

April Coppini was born and raised in a wooded suburb of Rochester, New York. She attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 1990 and Alfred University, School of the Arts from 1991-1994. She received her BFA from Alfred in printmaking and drawing and moved to Portland, Oregon in 1995. April works at her home studio in NE Portland where she lives withe her family and finds inspiration from her three children, their eleven chickens, two cats, and (the best ever) dog, Duke. When she is not working, she spends time watching her children, fussing over the chickens, computer stalking other artists and running with Duke.

EDUCATION

1990- 1991 the University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA.

1991- 1994 Alfred University, School of the Arts. Alfred NY. Bachelor of Fine Arts

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014

Recent Work, Beam and Anchor, Portland OR

2013

The Bees and the Birds, Valley Rowe Gallery, Portland OR

Charcoal Studies from Nature, Antler Gallery, Portland OR

Birds, Luke’s Frame Shop, Portland OR

Wild Refuge; the Threatened Biodiversity of West Hayden Island, Annie Meyer Gallery,

Portland OR

2012

Recent Work, Annie Meyer Artwork Gallery, Portland OR

Leave Room for the Invisible, Gallery 135, Portland OR

Birds and Insects, Antler Gallery, Portland OR

Wild Domestic, the Albina Press South, Portland OR

2011

Charcoal Drawings, Luke’s Frame Shop, Portland OR

Bumblebees and other Small Heroes, Annie Meyer Gallery, Portland OR

True Animal Stories, the Albina Press North, Portland OR

2010

Preening Birds/Animal Husbandry, the Albina Press South, Portland OR

New Work, the Red E, Portland OR

Class: Insecta, Studies and Stories, Luke’s Frame Shop, Portland OR

2009

Restless Kingdom, the Albina Press South, Portland OR

Paintings and Drawings, the Red E, Portland OR

Paintings and Charcoal, the Albina Press North

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014

Revolver, Antler Gallery/Hellion Gallery, Portland OR

Spring Show, Rental Sales Gallery, PAM, Portland OR

2013

Jessica Bonin Paintings/April Coppini Drawings, the Albina Press South, Portland, OR

Spring Show, Rental Sales Gallery, PAM, Portland OR

Animalia, Redux Gallery, Portland OR

2012

Holiday Group show, Annie Meyer Artwork Gallery, Portland OR

Black+ White+ One, Antler Gallery, Portland OR

New Artists Group Show, Rental Sales Gallery, Portland Art Museum, Portland OR

April Coppini Drawings/Jocelyn Rahm Paintings, Beam & Anchor, Portland, OR

2011

Group Show, the Match, Portland OR

In Full Bloom, the 100th Monkey Studio, Portland OR

Creepy Crawlies, Good: A Gallery, Portland, OR

2010

December Group Show, Falcon Art Community, Portland, OR

First Thursday Street Gallery, Urban Art Network, Portland OR

2009

First Thursday Street Gallery, Urban Art Network, Portland OR

TEACHING

2008

Painting and Play Classes Ages 3-6, my home studio, Portland OR

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2010

Draw a Bee Project, the Albina Press South, Portland OR

Solicited and exhibited children’s charcoal drawings of bees as a fundraising project for the University of Minnesota’s Bee Lab

REPRESENTATION

Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery, Portland Oregon

Imogen Gallery, Astoria, Oregon

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