April Fowlow is an artist from Sunday Cove Island, Newfoundland, and lives in Waterloo, Ontario. She received her BFA in Visual Arts at Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2017 and her MA in Sculptural Conceptions / Ceramics at the University of Art and Design Linz in 2021. She has received multiple awards, including the WB Wilhelm Busch Prize and the Elizabeth Greenshields Grant for her research. Her exhibition record includes shows nationally and internationally in venues such as Tina Dolter Gallery, Corner Brook, CAN; Gatehouse Gallery, Essex, ENG; Kelly’s Garden, Hobart, AUS; Praça 1° de Julho Town Square, Messejana, PRT; and Ars Electronica Center, Linz, AUT.
Fowlow’s nature-based work originates from her time spent by shorelines, scuba diving, and researching different environments. She develops her work using traditional and contemporary methods to translate the idea that nature has become a hybrid of natural and artificial design. Through digital and hand sculpting, photography, writing poetry, performing endurance pieces, and drawing, Fowlow preserves and finds empathy for parts of nature that are altered and lost due to human-induced impacts.