April Jouse, currently residing in Pojoaque, New Mexico, grew up in the Midwest and at an early age was really taken with the idea that you could express emotion and ideas through images instead of speech. She graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA focused in Fiber and Material Studies in 2006 where she mainly studied drawing, weaving and embroidery. The years after graduating, she slowly studied lithography and fell in love with another process-oriented art form that allowed her to still work with texture and linework.

April moved to New Mexico in 2013 and was able to break out of an eight-year hiatus from artmaking. April’s focus is currently on sewing machine drawings, weaving, embroidery, ink drawing and lithography.