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 work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including at venues such as DC Moore Gallery, El Museo del Barrio, Albuquerque Museum, Underdonk, LatchKey Gallery, Rubber Factory, 1969 Gallery, and Smack Mellon. Acha has participated in 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 to Brazil. Her work has been featured in New American Paintings, Diacritics, and the Virginia Quarterly Review.
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 University School of Art (2012). She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and is a Critic in Painting and Printmaking at the Yale School of Art.