About the Photographer
The work in April Friges’ series Spectator aligns itself between photography and sculpture. Using large-scale black and white silver gelatin photograms, the artist physically manipulates the paper to produce sculptural images that investigate photography’s history as a medium.
April Friges was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and earned her MFA in studio art from The University of California, Irvine. Her work has been shown in galleries and museums including LAXART, Los Angeles, CA (2010); Autonomie, Los Angeles, CA (2011); The Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS (2012); The Printed Matter, New York, NY (2013); MOCAD, Detroit, MI (2013); Sculpture X, Columbus, OH (2013); ForYourArt, Los Angeles, CA (2014); 20 Jay St, Brooklyn, NY, (2014); Filter Space, Chicago, Ill (2015); Fine Art Complex 1011, Tempe, AZ (2016). Friges lives and works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she is the Assistant Professor of the BFA Photography program at Point Park University.