Meet the Crew! > April Berte Knauber

Indianapolis based artist (b. Cincinnati, OH), April Berte Knauber, works in sculpture, video art, and painting, drawing inspiration from her Filipino-American heritage and memories of growing up in a multicultural household. Her work centers repetition and language, and she materializes her experiences with rice paper, concrete, sound, and other mixed media. Engaging sight, sound, and smell, she works with these themes and motifs to create multi-sensory artworks and installations that reference specific moments in time. Constantly replaying memories and bringing them into the physical world is the driving force behind her need for repetition, replicating and taking into consideration the materials she uses within each piece in order to approximate the specific experience for her audience.

April received her BFA in sculpture with a minor in art history at Herron School of Art + Design. She has been featured in 10011 Magazine, appeared as a guest speaker on Putty: A Live Art Talk Show and Listen Hear: Artist Talk. Her work has been featured in the Satellite Art Fair, and she has exhibited in venues such as Berkshire, Reese, and Paul Galleries, the Tube Factory, Sugar Space Gallery, Harrison Center for the Arts, Storage Space Gallery, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, Vinegar Projects Gallery among others. She finished her first public sculpture at the Elmira Annis Irvington Civic Plaza during her senior year of art school and was recently awarded the Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship through the Arts Council of Indianapolis. April has upcoming shows at ROY G BIV Gallery in Columbus, OH and Gallery 924 in Indianapolis, IN.