Visual Arts Past Faculty

Eve Aschheim

Eve Aschheim headshot

Photo by Walid Marfouk '17


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. Interests in geometry, the urban environment, drawing, light, and the creation and alteration of pictorial space inform her work.

Aschheim exhibits internationally, with solo exhibitions at ‘T’ Space, Rhinebeck, NY, (catalog with contributions by Susan Stewart and Steven Holl); 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 galleries in New York City, Berlin, and Malmö, Sweden. Her work has been included in 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 exhibitions “Drawn by New York: Six Centuries of Watercolors and Drawings at the New-York Historical Society”, and “Drawing is Another Kind of Language” which originated at the Harvard University Art Museums and traveled to museums in the U.S. and Europe.  Aschheim’s works of art are held in many museum collections, with pieces most recently acquired by The National Gallery, Washington, D.C.; University Museum of Contemporary Art, UMass, Amherst; and Kupferstichkabinett, Nationalgalerie, Berlin. She has received grants from organizations including the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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. From 2004-07 she served as director of the program. Aschheim was elected member of the National Academy of Art in 2017. Aschheim’s work is included in the textbooks Drawing, Structure and Vision (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, (Black Square Editions, 2014, dist. D.A.P.) is a series of interviews with the artist conducted by Aschheim and Chris Daubert. Aschheim lives in New York City, where she was born.



Eve Aschheim: Drawings and Photograms | Lori Bookstein Fine Art, September 8 – October 15, 2016

At the Core: New Members of the National Academy of Design, Core Club, NYC, 2019

Eve Aschheim (with Ashwini Bhat), Lacoste Keane Gallery Concord, MA, 2019

FAWC, Berta Walker Gallery, Wellfleet, MA, 2019

Salon, Galerie Berthet-Aittouares, Paris, 2019

Eve Aschheim’s artwork included in “From Géricault to Rockburne: Selections from the Michael and Juliet Rubenstein Gift,” on view at The Met Breuer, Floor 5, New York, NY, 2020



Eve Aschheim joins National Academy Class of 2017 | National Academy of Design, 2017

Eve Aschheim’s artwork featured on cover of Sight Lines, winner of 2019 National Book Award in Poetry | National Book Foundation, 2019

2020 Rapid Response Grant: Princeton Students Around the World Connect Through Painting
Princeton University Humanities Council, August 19, 2020


Campus Address

Program in Visual Arts
185 Nassau Street