Danielle April graduated from the École des beaux-arts de Québec (1971) and completed a Bachelor of Education (1972) from Université Laval. Using various artistic mediums in her practice, including photography, painting, engraving, sculpture and installation, she questions memory and the passage of time. Among different materials found in her body of work, glass is frequent in her sculptures, installations and photographs. Her work was featured on several occasions, trough group shows and solo exhibitions. She achieved various projects regarding art and architecture integration such as a sculpture found in the Centre regional de foires de Sherbrooke (Cinq continents, une planète à notre portée, 2010) and dedicates an important part of her work to public art, for instance her sculptural installation paying tribute to Sainte-Foy’s history (La spirale du temps, 2016). April has also received numerous awards, including the City of Quebec’s Prix d’excellence de la culture Videre (2002) for contributing to the development of visual arts. Her artwork is represented in numerous private and public collections (Collection Prêt d’oeuvres d’art from the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Collection Loto-Québec…).
Danielle April, L’Équilibre précaire, 2009. Aluminium, acier inoxydable, granit Péribonka, capteur solaire, DEL, fibre optique. 300 x 300 x 400 cm. Parc du citoyen, Baie-St-Paul. Photo avec l’aimable autorisation de l’artiste.