Roswell Artist-in-Residence Exhibition
December 16, 2016 - January 29, 2017
“My paintings arise from a desire to connect with my own physicality. When I paint, I connect to a non-verbal, sensory understanding of my experience. The materiality of paint, surfaces I prepare, and haptic memories feed my process. I aim for the materiality of my work and its forms to activate the viewer’s senses and to engage their awareness of nature, space, time, and scale.”
Originally from Miami, Florida, Beverly Acha received her MFA degree from Yale University and her BA degree from Williams College. She is the recipient of several awards including the Frederick M. Peyser Prize in Painting, and fellowships from the Berkshire Art Association, Mellon Foundation, and Vermont Studio Center. Acha has served as a visiting critic at School of Visual Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, and Williams College where she also held the position of Visiting Lecturer in Studio Art in 2015. Recent exhibitions include Museum Starter Kit at El Museo del Barrio, Introductions at La MaMa Galleria, and No Regrets at the LeRoy Neiman Gallery at Columbia University.