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April DeConick Art

Contemporary art textiles, ceramics, and fashion

The Silos at Sawyer Yards
Studio 220
(281) 881-9441

April DeConick is an abstract expressionist who creates contemporary art textiles and ceramics. Her fiber artworks have won top awards in juried competitions, been shown in special exhibitions, and published in a variety of venues. Her tapestries, wearable art, and functional pottery are on display in her gallery – Studio 220 –in The Silos at Sawyer Yards.

The artist is also a professor of the study of religion at Rice University. After decades of writing about mysticism and gnosticism, she has found that words often are inadequate to communicate the deepest aspects of reality. She has turned to art to communicate what cannot be said in words, what must be experienced and felt first-hand about who we are, where we are from, and where we are going.

As an abstract expressionist, she embraces improvisation and spontaneity in her fiber artworks, using color, texture, and undulating forms to visually reflect the Flow or Dao. Her improvised style is expressed in her ceramics as well which are spontaneous and playful. She is especially drawn to circular mark-making, considering it the symbol of both the divine and the woman. Her work oscillates between functional and conceptual art. She uses form and assemblage to explore concepts of hybridity, intersectionality, marginality, and female embodiment. The artist plays with the intersection of the haptic and the aesthetic so that her artworks convey the sensation of “hygge,” the feeling of comfort, care, and companionship. She intends her pieces to inspire us to cultivate a culture of care for ourselves, each other, and the planet we share.