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Eve Aschheim Receives Joan Mitchell Foundation Award

Eve Aschheim, senior lecturer in visual arts at the Lewis Center for the Arts, has been awarded a prestigious grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Aschheim is one of 25 contemporary artists to receive the $25,000 award, which is granted annually to acknowledge painters and sculptors nationwide creating work of exceptional quality.  Upon receiving news of the award, Aschheim said, "I am honored to receive this grant. I would like to thank the Lewis Center Chair Paul Muldoon and Dean David Dobkin for my sabbatical last year, during which I made the paintings. This grant is an exciting opportunity for me to support new work." Past recipients of the Joan Mitchell Foundation award include Tom Friedman, Tim Hawkinson, Julie Mehretu and Wangechi Mutu.

Aschheim’s work has been exhibited at museums and galleries nationally and internationally, with current exhibitions at the Weatherspoon Museum of Art, in Greensboro, NC and at the New York Historical Society in New York City. Her drawings were recently acquired by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Pierpont Morgan Library and the Yale University Art Museum. Aschheim’s work is also held in the collections of the Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR; the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; The Hood Museum of Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH; Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany; M.O.C.A., Miami, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; The New York Historical Society, NYC; the Pollock Gallery, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX: The University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM; and the Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe, NM. Aschheim is also the recipient of the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the National Endowment of the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Elizabeth Foundation.

The Joan Mitchell Foundation was established in 1993 as a not-for-profit corporation following the death of Joan Mitchell in October 1992. The Foundation strives to fulfill the ambitions of Joan Mitchell to assist the needs of contemporary artists and to demonstrate that painting and sculpture are significant cultural necessities. For more information about the Foundation visit: www.joanmitchellfoundation.org
 

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