April Bachtel

Instructor (part-time)
Phone:
(205) 348-1986
Office Location:
119 Woods Hall
Fax:
(205) 348-0287
Bio

April Bachtel teaches courses in drawing, studio foundations, 2D design and color theory. Bachtel grew up in the home of an artisan furniture maker who instilled in her a visual curiosity from which she continues to draw. Her practice is rooted in the study and reconstitution of leftover items from material culture. She pairs the familiar and domestic with the uncanny and grotesque in order to call our routines and systems into question.

In 2011, she graduated summa cum laude with a BFA in painting and a BA in art education from Kent State University in Ohio. In 2014, she received the MFA in studio art from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She also studied at Oxbow School of Art and Artist Residency. Her work has been exhibited at Roane State Community College in Harriman, Tennessee; Des Lee Gallery in St. Louis, Missouri; Tahoe Gallery in Incline Village, Nevada; and at Shift Space in Wichita, Kansas, among others. This summer she will be a Summer River Fellow Resident Artist at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. Her website is here: http://www.aprilbachtel.com/

April Bachtel, "Ecstasy and Agony," 2015, 15 x 16 x 54 inches, acrylic on sanded and cut furniture. April Bachtel, “searching for Corpse Flowers,” acrylic, bedsheets, wood. Instructors & 2-Yr Grad Students Showcase, Sella-Granata Art Gallery, Aug 24 - Sept. 17, 2015 April Bachtel, “Okay to Pray,” stand base, wire, plastic, acrylic, n.d. Instructors & 2-Yr Grad Students Showcase, Sella-Granata Art Gallery, Aug 24 - Sept. 17, 2015 April Bachtel, “Soul’s Soles,” bedsheets, shoe soles, wood. Instructors & 2nd-Yr Grad Students Showcase, Sella-Granata Art Gallery, Aug 24 - Sept. 17, 2015

On Thursday, January 28, 2016, April Bachtel presents a public lecture on her art work at 5:00 p.m. in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery.

Education

M.F.A., University of Tennessee (2014)
B.F.A., Kent State University, Painting (2011)
B.A., Kent State University, Art Education (2011)