Fellow: Awarded 2012
Field of Study: Fine Arts
Competition: US & Canada
Eve Aschheim is an abstract painter/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, and a fictive reality that exists between multiple visual constructions. She reconfigures the various forces—both visible and invisible—that constantly impact and structure daily life, from the trajectory of thinking and the stillness of air to the effect of gravity, and the way the chaotic, but logical, geometry of the city precariously frames our experience of space. Fragmentation and recombinatory possibilities are marked and can be seen as reality coming into being, the fragility of specific kinds of ephemeral reality, or reality as a constant process of emergence and destruction. Her compositions are built from these assertions and negations. Along with her resistance to making a nameable image, she also attempts to make a memorable visual experience that cannot be corralled by memory.
Born in New York City, Aschheim moved to California and Singapore as a child. She received her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and her M.F.A. from the University of California, Davis. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, with recent solo shows in New York City, Berlin, and Malmo, Sweden. Her work is represented by Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York; Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Galleri Magnus Aklundh, Malmo, Sweden; and Galerie Inga Kondeyne, Berlin. Museum collections that hold her work include MoMA, New York; The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; The Yale University Art Museum; The Fogg Museum of Art, Cambridge, Massachusetts; the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; and Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany. She is currently Senior Lecturer in the Visual Arts Program, Lewis Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, Princeton University, and lives in New York City.