Studio Art: Print
On Leave 2021–2022
Beverly Acha is a visual artist originally from Miami, Florida. She works in a variety of mediums including painting, fresco, and printmaking. Her work has been exhibited at DC Moore Gallery, NYC; LatchKey Gallery, NYC, Rubber Factory, NYC; Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY; El Museo del Barrio, NYC; La MaMa Galleria, NYC; Benaco Arte, Sirmione, Italy; EFA Blackburn 20|20 Gallery, NYC; International Print Center of NY, NYC; the LeRoy Neiman Gallery at Columbia University, NYC; and Smack Mellon, NYC, among others.
Her work has been recognized with awards, residencies, and fellowships including the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, Aon-CUE Artist Empowerment Award, MacDowell Fellowship, Lighthouse Works Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center Zeta Orionis Fellowship, Wassaic Project Residency and Education Fellowship, Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, Robert Schoelkopf Memorial Travel Grant, Frederick M. Peyser Prize in Painting, and Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, among others.
She is currently working on a book “Artists in the Studio: On Doubt” which compiles contemporary artist writing on the role and experience of doubt in artistic practices. In December 2018 selections from the book were featured in the online art magazine Lookie-Lookie, “Ten Painters on Doubt”.
Acha attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2018 and received her BA from Williams College in 2009 and her MFA from Yale School of Art in 2012.
Before coming to teach at University of Texas at Austin, Acha taught at Williams College, University of California at Davis, and Oberlin College.
Photo: Joanna E. Morrissey