As part of their September cohort, Studio Art Assistant Professor in Print Beverly Acha will serve as one of three residents at Fountainhead in Miami. The residency program at Fountainhead invites three to four national and international artists to its site each month and operates year-round to invite a total of 30-40 artists each year. To date over 400 artists from 45 countries have taken part in the residency, including former VAC artist-in-residence Nikita Gale and UT Department of Art and Art History alumna and itinerate curator Leslie Moody Castro. Acha is joined by artists Erick Alejandro Hernandez and Kathia St.Hilaire.
The program includes time and space to explore and experiment in their practice; one-on-one feedback from arts professionals; assistance in developing materials and communication strategies, intimate introductions to individuals throughout the arts ecosystem, open access to museums and collections and monthly community engagements.
Acha’s paintings, drawings and prints use an abstract visual language rooted in observation. The patterns and repeated shapes in her work reference formalism, systems/structures, architecture, landscape/space and the body. Her work has been exhibited in New York City at DC Moore Gallery, El Museo del Barrio, Smack Mellon, Rubber Factory, Underdonk, and the International Print Center of New York, among others.