Beverly Acha (b. 1987, Miami, FL) makes abstract paintings, drawings and prints that evoke shifting spatial, physical and perceptual phenomena. She received an MFA from Yale University in 2012, BA from Williams College in 2009, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2018. Acha’s work has been exhibited widely including at DC Moore Gallery, Zürcher Gallery, 1969 Gallery, El Museo del Barrio, Smack Mellon, Underdonk, Emerson Dorsch, and the Albuquerque Museum. Her work is in the public collections of the Soho House (Austin, TX), the Allen Memorial Art Museum (Oberlin, OH), and the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art (Roswell, NM). She is the recipient of the Aon-CUE Artist Empowerment Award (2018) and her work has been featured in New American Paintings, MAKE Magazine, Diacritics Journal, and the Virginia Quarterly Review. She is the recipient of the Sharpe Walentas Studio Program Residency (2021-22); Fountainhead Residency (2020); the MacDowell Benny Andrews Fellowship (2019); the Vermont Studio Center Zeta Orionis Fellowship (2019); the Lighthouse Works Fellowship (2017) and Artist-in-Residence (2021); and the Roswell Artist-in-Residence (2016-17), among others. Acha was appointed critic in painting/printmaking at Yale in 2021.
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