April Marie Mai (they/them) weaves vibrant narratives in impasto paintings, fiber art, and mixed media; exploring themes of autism, LGBTQ+ identity, disability and resilience. Their work, exhibited at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, speaks to universal experiences and the transformative power of connection. Based in Overland Park, Kansas, April shares their creative journey through engaging studio workshops, nurturing community. Inspired by the beauty of everyday life, they infuse their art with a poetic sensibility, inviting viewers to reflect and connect with the essence of their shared humanity.