April Katz will be forever grateful for the bite of the printmaking bug that she first experienced through Tom Majeski at the University of Omaha, Nebraska while she was teaching high school art. It changed her life. She left and earned an M.F.A. at Arizona State University in 1988. She and JoAnn Boehmer together form the artist collaborative BOKA. April is a professor at Iowa State University where she organizes the Annual International Postcard Print Exchange. She regularly presents research papers related to her studio work and research at national and international conferences. From 2004–2006 she was president of the Southern Graphics Council.

Katz’s prints have been exhibited throughout the US and are in numerous collections including the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University; and the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.