April Martin was born in Kenora, Ontario in 1987. She is a recipient of The International Sculpture Centre’s Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, as well as the Legacy Grant from Women’s Studio Workshop, the John Kurtich Travel Scholarship and the Arts + Science + Culture Initiative Grant from the University of Chicago. She has installed permanent outdoor works in Humboldt Park in Chicago and Franconia Sculpture Park in Minnesota. Exhibitions include various spaces in Montreal and Chicago as well as in Finland (Galleria Varina), Calgary (UAS), and Milwaukee (The Suburban). Martin has participated in International residencies including AZ West (California), ACRE (Wisconsin), Women’s Studio Workshop (New York), Teton Art Lab (Wyoming) and Emergency in Switzerland. She holds a BA from McGill University (2009) and a BFA from Concordia University in Montreal (2014). In 2016 she completed her MFA in Sculpture at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently based in Toronto where she is a Ceramics Artist in Residence at the Harbourfront Centre.