April Marie Mai is known for their vibrant abstract impasto paintings, social commentary fiber work, and explorations of color and pattern in printmaking, drawing, and ink. They create playful abstractions of the beauty of everyday life, write devastatingly honest poetry, educate people on autism and disability, elevate the voices of survivors of sexual assault and harassment, and make work that supports the LGBTQ+ community.
April is a genderfae person (genderfluid non-binary woman) who lives and creates art in Overland Park, Kansas. April is autistic, dyslexic, disabled and omnisexual. They have aphantasia and many other neurodivergencies which affect their artistic practice. Chronic migraine and fibromyalgia affect their everyday life and limit their abilities. Art, humor, activism and love are what keep them going.
Their work has been shown at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri.
When not making art, April likes to visit gardens, tend to their plants, hug Squishmallows, stim, have friends over for tea, and host potlucks at their home in Overland Park, Kansas, USA.