About April Terra Livingston
“Art is the best way to put into being those things for which you don’t have words.”
April Terra Livingston is a classically trained sculptor, photographer, and painter whose works have been exhibited both nationally and abroad. She studied art in both the United States and Italy. Her works are primarily made of cast and fabricated metals, as well as new materials such as plastic and resin. Along with her more traditional work, Livingston has created sculptures and scenic art for several films, including Get Out (2017) and Before I Wake (2016).
Many of Livingston’s creations are poignant and humorous--Cast iron coyotes wearing tin-foil hats and giant Faberge eggs made of steel and glass. She also enjoys taking on politically motivated or memorial projects. In 2016, she helped raise money to fund the creation of a cast iron portrait bust of Cudjoe Lewis, a man believed to be the last living slave from the last slave ship to enter America.
Livingston’s inspiration is in nature, humanity and every other place. She is not an artist who tries to impose her interpretations on others. Her art is inclusive and accessible, encouraging viewers to make their own conclusions about her work.
Livingston is a member of IATSE 478, and she is certified in welding. When Livingston is not creating, she works as a university professor teaching visual arts in Alabama.
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