Discipline: Visual Art – painting

Beverly Acha

Discipline: Visual Art – painting
Region: Miami, FL
MacDowell Fellowships: 2019

Beverly Acha makes paintings, prints, and drawings that respond to the physical environment and psychological aspects of space. Acha’s solo exhibitions include “Warm Form” at Underdonk in Brooklyn, NY and “Mutualities” at the Roswell Museum in Roswell, NM. Her work has been included in group shows at venues such as El Museo del Barrio, DC Moore Gallery, Smack Mellon, and the Visual Arts Center at University of Texas, Austin. She has been an artist in residence at the Lighthouse Works, Wassaic Project, and Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, and has received awards including the Aon-CUE Artist Empowerment Award, Robert Schoelkopf Memorial Travel Grant, and the Frederick M. Peyser Prize in Painting. Alongside her studio practice, Acha is currently working on a book of contemporary artist writings on the subject of doubt in the creative process. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2018 and holds a B.A. from Williams College and an M.F.A. from Yale University School of Art.

At MacDowell, she worked on a series of paintings that responded to landscape and color at different times of day. Earlier work took on similar themes, but while at MacDowell she was influenced by poetic structure as a way to consider the relationships between different paintings. These works will be shown at Fordham University and Alfred University in 2020.



Beverly Acha worked in the Eastman studio.

Thanks to the generous support of MacDowell Fellow and board member Louise Eastman, this century-old farm building was reinvented as a modern, energy efficient live and workspace for visual artists. Originally built in 1915 to house a forge and provide storage when the residency program was expanding, this small barn was simply converted for…

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