Eve Aschheim is an abstract painter and draftsperson who creates dynamic visual structures that exist between categories of thought. Her interests do not fall under the categories of image, object or design. Rather, she is after something more elusive and less stable—implied motion, states in the midst of change, a fictive reality that exists between multiple frameworks. An interest in geometry, drawing, and the creation and alteration of pictorial space inform her work.
A Guggenheim fellow, 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 recent solo exhibitions at the Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, North Carolina; The Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island College; the Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, and at commercial galleries in New York, Berlin, Oakland, and Malmo, Sweden. Her work has been included in many recent group exhibitions, including “Twice Drawn” at the Tang Museum at Skidmore College 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 Museum of Modern Art and The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York; the Yale University Art Museum, New Haven; and Kupferstichkabinett, Nationalgalerie, Berlin.
Aschheim began teaching at Princeton as a lecturer in 1991 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2001. She served as director of the Visual Arts Program rom 2004-2007. Aschheim received her BA from the University of California-Berkeley and her MFA from the University of California-Davis. She has taught at Occidental College, Sarah Lawrence College, and the New York Studio School, and in summer programs including The Atlantic Center for the Arts and the Taos Program of Southern Methodist University. Aschheim’s work is included in the contemporary drawing textbooks Drawing, Structure and Vision (Prentice Hall, 2008); Drawing, A Contemporary Approach, 6th Edition (Thompson Wadsworth, 2008); and in the survey 560 Broadway: A New York Drawing Collection at Work 1991-2006 (Yale University Press, 2008). Aschheim interviewed her colleagues Dawn Clements, John O’Connor and Seton Smith for The Brooklyn Rail. Aschheim was born and still lives in New York City.