Education

Master of Arts, Art and Design, Painting
December 2007
  Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting                       June 2002 Teaching Certification, Visual Arts K-12                                                July 2003
      Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio








Biography
Solo Exhibitions

Reincarnate, Gallery 2011, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH April 2013

Forgotten, Short North Tattoo, Columbus, OH, November, December 2011

Eleven, Columbus, OH, November 2011


Group Exhibitions

Cream of the Crop, The Southern Ohio Museum of Art, Portsmouth, OH, July 2014

New Neon, The Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA December 2013-February 2014

Teachers Exhibit, The University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, OH November 2013

Once Upon A Time, The Pump House, Chillicothe, OH October-November 2013

course/discourse, Baltimore, MD curated by Rick Delaney, Oct-Dec 2012

AC-3D, The Danforth Gallery, Livingston, MT, July 2012

Cream of the Crop, The Southern Ohio Museum of Art, Portsmouth, OH, July 2012

The Hillel Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH January-February 2012

Brothers Drake Meadery, Columbus, OH August 2011

Cream of the Crop, The Southern Ohio Museum of Art, Portsmouth, OH, July 2010

Cream of the Crop, The Southern Ohio Museum of Art, Portsmouth, OH, July 2008

Awakenings, M.A. Exhibition, Birke Art Gallery, Huntington, WV, December 2007

Exhibition 280, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV, April 2007

Body Shots, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, March 2007

B.F.A. Exhibition, Lynn Mayhew Gallery, Delaware, OH March 2001

Five Colleges of Ohio Art Exhibition, Wooster, OH 2001


April Deacon cut, colored and pasted her way through her youth to adulthood, where her materials became slightly more sophisticated and extraordinarily more expensive. Concentrating in painting, she earned her BFA from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2002.  Soon after, she married her husband Michael and returned to Ohio Wesleyan to obtain a teaching certification in Art. She has been teaching high school art since 2003. She completed her MA in Art and Design at Marshall University in 2007. She lives in Southern Ohio with her husband and two daughters, who keep her eternally inspired.


Awards

Best of Show, Cream of the Crop,
The Southern Ohio Museum        2014

Ohio Portfolio Artist   
sponsored by Ron Pizzuti   2013

Outstanding Teacher of the Year
Portsmouth High School    2011