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Eve Aschheim

Lecturer in Visual Arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts

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Eve Aschheim is an abstract painter and draftsperson who seeks to create dynamic abstract structures that exist between categories of thought. Her interests do not fall under the categories of image, object or design. She is after something more elusive and less stable—implied motion, states in the midst of change, a fictive reality that exists between multiple visual constructions. An interest in geometry, drawing, and the creation and alteration of pictorial space inform her work.

A recent John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellow (2012), Aschheim has also received grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, among others. Her work has been exhibited internationally, with solo exhibitions at the New York Studio School; the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; The Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island College; the Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY; and at galleries in New York City, Berlin, Malmo, Sweden, and Oakland, CA. Her work has been included in many group exhibitions, including “Lines and Spaces”, Hartford Art School, CT; “About Painting” and “Twice Drawn”, Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY; and the traveling exhibition “Drawn by New York: Six Centuries of Watercolors and Drawings at the New-York Historical Society”.  Aschheim’s works were recently acquired by the Corcoran Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Morgan Library; the Yale University Art Museum; and Kupferstichkabinett, Nationalgalerie, Berlin.

Aschheim, who received her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and her M.F.A. from the University of California, Davis, began teaching at Princeton as a Lecturer in 1991. She served as director of the program 2004-2007. Aschheim’s work is included in the survey 560 Broadway: A New York Drawing Collection at Work 1991-2006 (Yale University Press, 2008), and the contemporary drawing textbooks Drawing, Structure and Vision, Ralph Drury and Joanne Striker (Prentice Hall, 2008); and Drawing, A Contemporary Approach, 6th Ed. (Thompson Wadsworth, 2008). Aschheim’s interviews with colleagues Dawn Clements, John O’Connor and Seton Smith have appeared in The Brooklyn Rail. Episodes with Wayne Thiebaud, a series of interviews with the artist by Eve Aschheim and Chris Daubert, was recently published by Black Square Editions (2014) and distributed by D.A.P. Aschheim lives in New York City, where she was born. 

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