Beverly Acha (b. 1987) is a first generation Latina born in Miami, Florida. Acha makes paintings, drawings, and prints. Rooted in observation, her work captures the intangible sensorial and psychological experience of space through color and repetition. Often working in series, Acha’s paintings build a distinct visual language and logic in response to the environment in which they are made. Referencing architecture, diagrams, and landscape, her core concern is the perceptual slippage within these systems, the spaces between knowing and seeing, experience and memory, and the real and the imagined.
Acha's recent solo exhibitions include Deanna Evans Projects New York, NY and Emerson Dorsch, Miami, FL, and recent group exhibitions include Hesse Flatow East, Amagansett, NY; North Loop, Williamstown, MA; Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM; Zürcher Gallery, New York, NY; 1969 Gallery, New York, NY; DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY and the Ildiko Butler Gallery at Fordham University, New York, NY. Acha has been awarded numerous artist residencies including the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, MacDowell, Fountainhead, Lighthouse Works, Wassaic Project, and the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program. She is a recipient of awards including the Aon-CUE Artist Empowerment Award and the Robert Schoelkopf Memorial Travel Grant. Her work has recently been featured in New American Paintings, Diacritics, and the Virginia Quarterly Review. Her work is in the collections of the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OH; Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, Roswell, NM; and the Soho House Collection, London, UK.
Acha attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2018) and holds a BA from Williams College (2009) and an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale School of Art (2012). She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.