About My Yarn Paintings

Welcome to my gallery of Yarn Paintings! These are works of fiber art created by April Sullivan. All are created by starting with a drawing on illustration board, then applying an adhesive surface, and finally laying down colorful threads typically used for crocheting. The entire work of art is covered in these thin threads of yarn. The final image is then framed behind glass and ready to hang.

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Select Exhibitions

2019
TBD, Aanna Reyes Gallery, San Antonio, TX, 06/19
Pet Portrait Pop-Up Art Show, Ground Floor Theatre Gallery, Austin, TX, 05/19
Bikes Across Borders SIlent Art Auction, Treasure City Thrift, Austin, TX, 05/19
Yarn Paintings by April, Magnolia Cafe West, Austin, TX, 05/19
Little Artist Big Artist Exhibit, Mondo Gallery, Austin, TX, 04/19
Valentine’s Pop Up Show, Joy Organics, Austin, TX, 2/19


2018

Austin NextTribe Holiday Art & Craft Sale, The High Road on Dawson, Austin, TX, 12/18
Dia de los Muertos & Altares, La Pena Gallery, Austin, TX, 10/18
West Austin Studio Tour, VSA Texas, Austin, TX, 05/18
Pet Portrait Pop-Up Art Show, Fast Folks Cyclery, Austin, TX, 05/18
Little Artist Big Artist Exhibit, Mondo Gallery, Austin, TX, 04/18
Inaugural Exhibition, Tin Whistle Art Gallery, Austin, TX, 04/18
International Women's Day Exhibit, La Pena Gallery, Austin, TX, 04/18
Imagine, Round Rock Arts, Texas State University Round Rock Campus, Round Rock, TX, 03-05/18
Art of Celebration, Art for the People, Austin, TX, 02-04/18


2017
Celebrating Fiber, J Gallery, Austin, TX, 12/17-1/18
Bizaarby Community Exhibit, ESB-MACC Community Gallery, Austin, TX, 12/17
East Austin Studio Tour, Solo Show, Home Studio, Austin, TX, 11/17
The Bicycle, Houston Bicycle Museum, Houston, TX, 07/17
Bigger on the Inside, Mondo Gallery, Austin, TX, 06/17
New History, Collection Rert Gallery, Austin, TX, 05/17
Little Artist Big Artist Exhibit, Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, TX, 04-05/17
Imagine, Round Rock Arts, Texas State University Round Rock Campus, Round Rock, TX, 3-4/17
Paths of Circles and Roots: An Exhibition of Yarn Paintings by April Sullivan, The Moody Learning Center, 4th Floor, San Antonio College, San Antonio, TX, 1-5/17


2016
Be You More: 50 ValYOUs, 50 Artists, The Walkers' Gallery, San Marcos, TX, 11-12/16
East Austin Studio Tour, Solo Show, Home Studio, Austin, TX, 11/16
Referencing Fiber, Pflugerville Library, Pflugerville, TX, 9-11/16
QuiltFest, Palmer Events Center, Austin, TX, 9/16
Fabulous Fibers One Thread at a Time, North Hills Gallery, Austin, TX, 07/16
3rd Annual Art Show, The Christi Center, Austin, TX, 05/16
Little Artist Big Artist Exhibit, ReNEW East, Austin, TX, 04/16
Fiber Arts, ArtSpace, Round Rock, TX, 04/16
Siguiendo el Hilo: Following the Thread, Centro Cultural, San Marcos, TX, 02-04/16
Sewing Our Stories, he Walkers' Gallery, San Marcos, TX, 01-02/16

2015
12BUY12, ArtSpace, Austin, TX, 12/15
East Austin Studio Tour, Solo Show, Home Studio, Austin, TX, 11/15
Little Artist Big Artist Exhibit, ReNEW East, Austin, TX, 04/15
Artists Interpret the Elements, The Walkers' Gallery, San Marcos, TX, 01-02/15

2014
Expressions of Paralysis, Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Headquarters, Short Hills, NJ, on permanent display
Little Artist Big Artist Exhibit, Pump Project, Austin, TX, 04/14
Volume Market, Volume 1 Apartments, Austin, TX, 04/14
Creative Women Unite: Visions; Empowerment in Bloom, Midtown Art Center, Houston, TX, 03/14
For the LOVE of Art, ArtSpace, Austin, TX, 02/14

2013
Alternative Gift Show, he Walkers' Gallery, San Marcos, TX, 11/13
Process, ArtSpace, Austin, TX, 08/13
Bring Your Own Beard, Pump Project, Austin, TX, 06/13

2011
Honorable Mention – Austin Art Boards, Flatbed Press, Austin, TX, 07/11
Austin Art Underground, Trophy's, Austin, TX, 12/11
Downtown ArtWalk, Real Gallery, Austin, TX, 05/11

2010
Representation by studio2gallery, Austin, TX

2009
Solo Show, Lakeway Cafe, Lakeway, TX, 09/09
Texas Twitter, studio2gallery, Austin, TX, 06/09
Strings of Nature, Solo Show, Scooter’s Coffeehouse, Austin, TX, 04-05/09
CAS Exhibition, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX 04/09
Art of Music, Texas French Bread, Austin, TX 03/09

2008
CAS Exhibitions, Wells Fargo Bank & University of Phoenix, Austin, TX 10/08-03/09
Creative Arts Society Scarborough Juried Show, Scarborough Building, Austin, TX 11/08
FAB (Fiber Arts Bee) Exhibition, Real Gallery, Austin, TX, 10/08

2007
Current Works, Solo Show, River Place Country Club, Austin, TX, 12/07-01/08
Threads of Life, Solo Show, Zen Center, Austin, TX, 08/07
AVAA’s 30th Anniversary Celebration, Scarborough Building Window, Austin, TX, 06-07/07
Friends and Volunteers Exhibition, Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic Studio, Austin, TX, 05/07
Femme XX, Revolution Gallery, Dallas, TX, 04/07
The Process of Minimal Change, Revolution Gallery, Dallas, TX, 03/07
Where the Wild Things Are, Wildflower Center, Austin, TX, 03/07
Bike Power, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, Fl, 03/07
AVAA Airport Show, Austin Airport, TX, 01-04/07

2006
Message in a Bottle Project, Austin Children’s Museum, TX, 10/06
Side by Side: Fiber Works, The Art Alliance of Clear Lake, TX 10/06
Fiber Arts Festival, Sixth Street Gallery; Vancouver, WA , 08/06
City Council Member Jennifer Kim’s Office, City Hall; Austin, TX, 07/06-02/07
Salon Series, City Council Member Brewster McCracken’s House, Austin, TX – 03/06
Current Works, Ventana Del Soul, Macchiato Room, Austin, TX – 02-03/06

2005
A Social Tapestry of Austin, Gallerie Jean Moulin, TX, 12/05
Fiber Fantasy, North Hills Gallery, Austin, TX, 08/05
Art 101, The Space, Austin, TX, 04/05

2004
Austin Fiber Artists’ Show, Chase Bank, Austin, TX, 11-12/04
Dougherty Arts Center Preview, Austin Airport, TX, 10/04-03/05
Threads, Solo Show, Renaissance Hotel, Austin, TX, 09/04
Elevator Party!, Carr America Building, Austin, TX, 07-09/04
New American Talent (curated by Jerry Saltz, Senior Art Critic, The Villlage Voice), Arthouse, Austin, TX – 06-08/04, toured Texas through 08/06

2003
National Arts Program; Julia C. Butridge Gallery, Austin, TX, 12/03
Western Threads Fiber Art Exhibit, The Phippen Art Museum, Prescott, AZ, 11/03
Red White, and Blue, www.imaginestation.net, 07/03
Alumni Exhibition, University of Texas Dept. of Art & Art History, Austin, TX, 06/03

AWARDS
Best Craft, Bring Your Own Beard, Pump Project, 2013
Best of Media – 2D Mixed Media, Spirit Echoes Fine Art Festival, 2006
Best of Show, Fiber Arts – Message in a Bottle Project, 2006

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