Studio in Roswell, NM - November 2016


ABOUT
Beverly Acha, born in Miami, Florida, holds an MFA from Yale University and a BA from Williams College. Recent exhibitions include Mutualities, a solo show at the Roswell Museum and Art Center (Roswell, NM), and group shows at IPCNY (NY, NY), Alexander’s Garage (Brooklyn, NY), La MaMa Galleria (NYC), and El Museo del Barrio (NYC). Recent residencies and awards include The Lighthouse Works Residency, Wassaic Project Residency, Roswell Artist-in-Residence Fellowship Program, Salem Art Works Fellowship, Robert Schoelkopf Memorial Travel Grant, and Frederick M. Peyser Prize in Painting. Acha has served as a visiting artist at the School of Visual Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, and Williams College where she was also Visiting Lecturer in 2015. he will serve as the 2017-2018 Smelser Vallion Visiting Artist at Oklahoma State University and a Lecturer in Studio Art at University of California at Davis beginning January 2018.



Interview on MAAKE Magazine about recent work available here.

Recent essay by Kati Gegenheimer about solo exhibition, "Mutualities", at the Roswell Museum and Art Center: Download pdf here


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b. Miami, FL

 

EDUCATION
2012
Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
MFA, Painting and Printmaking


2009
Williams College, Williamstown, MA
BA, American Studies and Studio Art (Highest Honors)


SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2016
Mutualities, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM
2013
Over Here, In There: Beverly Acha and Leticia Galizzi, Abrazo Interno Gallery, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, New York, NY
2008
Inhuman Landscapes, Wilde Gallery at Williams College, Williamstown, MA


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017
(forthcoming) TBD, curated by Will Hutnick, Benaco Arte, Sirmione, Italy
(forthcoming) Everything You’ve Ever Wanted, AGENCY, Brooklyn, NY
(forthcoming) Beyond the Gift of Time, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM
Published by the Artist, curated by Angela Conant and Grayson Murphy, International Print Center of NY (IPCNY), New York, NY
Staff Art Show, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
From an Object into an Active Subject, curated by Felix R. Cid, The Alexander's Garage, Brooklyn, NY
Sunday Painter, curated by Alex Nunez, Laundromat Art Space, Miami, FL

2016
No Regrets, curated by Meta Meta Meta LLC, LeRoy Neiman Gallery at Columbia University, New York, NY
Introductions, curated by Roberto Juarez, La Mama Galleria, New York, NY
shutters, Wilde Gallery at Williams College, Williamstown, MA
Current Residents, Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, Roswell, NM
Ladies Babies and Hades, Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY

2015
Left to Right, 437 A, Brooklyn, NY
The Landscape Changes 30 Times, Curated by Ala Dehghan, Anahita Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
Published by the Artist, IPCNY, New York, NY
Pagina, curated by Peter Hristoff, Libreria Cascianelli, Rome, Italy
Slo Jamz, 109 Ingraham, Brooklyn, NY

2014
Museum Starter Kit: Open with Care, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY
SUPER FOG, curated by Kati Gegenheimer, Great Jones Space, New York, NY
Spring Benefit Auction, Novella Gallery, New York, NY
PAINTINGWALL (Janus at 8:16), Touch Gallery, Cambridge, MA

2013
For Ed: Splendor in the Grass with Olympic Lad & Lass, Green Gallery, New Haven, CT


2012
Beverly Acha, Tamara Bogolasky, Erika Harrsch, Kenny Rivero, curated by Jacob Robichaux, Clifford Chance US LLP, New York, NY
Inaugural Exhibition, curated by Endia Beal, ConnCat Center for Arts and Technology, New Haven, CT
Stars and the Earth, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Green Gallery, New Haven, CT
Buy What you Love, Rema Hort Mann Foundation Benefit at The Hole, New York, NY


2011
Naked Time, The Wall/353 Crown St, New Haven, CT
To/From: Second Year MFA Show, Green Gallery, New Haven, CT
College Arts Association MFA Exhibition, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, NY


2010
First Year MFA Show, Green Gallery, New Haven, CT
CHARGE!: Beverly Acha, Omar Mendez, and Sofia Torres, Williams Club, New York, NY


2009
Stimulus Package, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
Berkshire Art Association Fellowship Show, Lichtenstein Center, Pittsfield, MA
In the Flesh, Images Cinema: H?W!presents, Williamstown, MA


2008
Narrative Spaces, Wilde Gallery, Williamstown, MA
Berkshire Art Association Fellowship Show, Lichtenstein Center, Pittsfield, MA
Inhuman Landscapes (solo show), Wilde Gallery, Williamstown, MA


2007
Fictional Realities, Wilde Gallery, Williamstown, MA
Low-Tech Printmaking, Wilde Gallery, Williamstown, MA


2006
Jetlag 시 차 Traveling Art, Gallery Saamzie 1 & 2, Seoul, Korea



GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
2017
The Lighthouse Works Fellowship and Residency, Fisher's Island, NY
Wassaic Project Residency, Education Fellowship, Wassaic, NY
Doel Reed Center For the Arts Residency, Taos, NM

2016
Roswell Artist in Residence Fellowship Program, Roswell, NM

2014
Salem Art Works Fellowship and Residency, Salem, NY

2012
Alfred L. McDougal and Nancy Lauter Scholarship, Yale University, New Haven, CT


2011
Robert Schoelkopf Memorial Travel Grant to Brazil, Yale University, New Haven, CT


2010
Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant and Residency, Johnson, VT


2009
Frederick M. Peyser Prize in Painting, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
Berkshire Art Association Fellowship, Pittsfield, MA


2008
Berkshire Art Association Fellowship, Pittsfield, MA


2007
Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, Williams College, Williamstown, MA


2006
Korean Studies Initiative Travel Grant, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
MICA Korea Residency Program, Seoul, Korea

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017

(forthcoming) Nunez, Alex. "Beverly Acha and Kati Gegenheimer." Interview. Sunday Painter Radio Show.
MAAKE Magazine Issue 4. Interview.

2016

Gegenheimer, Kati. "The Possibility of Freedom: Beverly Acha's Paintings", Roswell Museum and Art Center, Exhibition Brochure. December 2016.
Stock, Christina. “Beverly Acha: Artist Spotlight.” Vision Magazine. Roswell, NM. December 15, 2016, p. 12-13.

2015

Miga, Iniri. “Left to Right at 437 A/Brooklyn”, Daily Lazy, Dec. 13, 2015. Web
Bonet, M.A. Limiting Labels: The Experiences of Three Latina Artists (unpublished master's thesis). Teachers College Columbia University, New York. May 2015.

2014

Cohen, David. "Rays of Light Through Fast Rolling Cloud: SUPER FOG in NoHo", Artcritical. May 23, 2014. Web.
Bonet, Mary Ann. Interview. El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY, May 14, 2014. Web podcast.

2012

Kim, Annabel. “Beverly Acha“, MFA Painting & Printmaking 2012 Catalog, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT, 2012, p.11.


2010
Hwang, Elizabeth. “Williams Club Features Artist Alums“, The Williams Record Online, February 17, 2010. Web.

 


VISITING ARTIST LECTURES

2017

Smelser Vallion Visiting Artist, Oklahoma State Univeristy, Stillwater, OK
Visiting Artist Lecture, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
Artist Talk, The Lighthouse Works, Fishers Island, NY

2015

Visiting Critic, Rhode Island School of Art and Design (RISD), Providence, RI


2014

Guest Lecturer, Visual and Critical Studies Department, The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Artist Talk, Source Material: Modularity and Collaboration, Museum Starter Kit: Open with Care, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY


2012

Visiting Artist Lecture, Williams College, Williamstown, MA



TEACHING

2018

Lecturer in Studio Art, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA

2015

Visiting Lecturer in Studio Art, Fall 2015, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

Adjunct Instructor, Winter Study, Williams College, Williamstown, MA


2012

Teaching Fellow to Jeffrey Stuker, Critical Theory in the Studio, Yale University, New Haven, CT

2011
Teaching Assistant to Clint Jukkala, Painting Studio I, Yale University, New Haven, CT


2009
Teaching Assistant to Sarah Amos, Lithography, Williams College, Williamstown, MA


2008
Teaching Assistant to Barbara Takenaga, Intaglio and Relief Printmaking, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
Teaching Assistant to Mike Glier, Basic Drawing, Williams College, Williamstown, MA



MUSEUM AND ART EDUCATION

2014-present

Teaching Artist (Contractual), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


2014

Teaching Artist (Contractual), Arts Education Program (AEP), Dia Art Foundation, Beacon, NY


2014-2015

Teaching Artist, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY

Museum Educator, The Queens Museum, Queens, NY


2013-2015

Teaching Artist, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY 


2012
Teacher, Printmaking: Low-Tech, Exploration Summer Program, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Teacher, Public Art, Exploration Summer Program, Yale University, New Haven, CT