Born in Massachusetts, April Popko has presented her work in solo exhibitions for the United States, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Spain, Morocco, Portugal, and beyond. She has exhibited for multiple local and international group shows in Norway, Canary Islands, Singapore, USA, Switzerland, CZ, and South Korea. She is an active member of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, home to the country's oldest art community. A featured artist in publications and magazines, Popko also uses her art to support charities and organizations, to promote communication and connectedness.
Currently based in Czech Republic since 2003, April paints from her Prague 5 studio, using the energy she gains from her summers in Cape Cod, a "home away from home". She is inspired by nature and communicates her experiences of living between two worlds through art. Her vibrant, texturized abstractions are often inspired by her travels abroad. Soaking up the fresh, salty air of the Atlantic ocean, seeing the crisp light reflected off the sand dunes and hearing the soft sea grass swaying in the wind, can be felt and experienced in her paintings.
“My obsession to paint was born from the need to communicate in a complex, foreign world. Since 2003, I lived abroad, and in a diverse, “global community” I was searching between language barriers and cultural differences. I had questions around what I could contribute to society by being an American living in Czech Republic and I needed to express myself without words. Through art, I reinvented myself to convey what I needed the outside world to understand. In this transformative process, I discovered fearlessness and, unexpectedly, a massive sense of connection. My art became the medium in which I could communicate my energy and build bridges between the gaps which I thought had existed—linking countries, communities, genders, lifestyles, cultures, languages, and even the space between heaven and earth. I aim to bring viewers together through my art so that they too find purpose, connection, and understanding as an essential part of the universe.” --April Popko
"I find inspiration everywhere I go. Here is what the world looks like from my perspective."