Deborah Aschheim received her BA in Anthropology from Brown University and a MFA from the University of Washington. She lives and works in Los Angeles. Her installations—immersive sculptural environments that connect architecture and biology—address themes of memory, experience, perception, and neuroscience.
Her solo exhibitions include OPC, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Barrick Museum at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Suyama Space, Seattle; San Diego State University Art Gallery; Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles; and Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach. She has created permanent public artworks for Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Downey, CA; Amazon, Seattle, WA; the City of Sacramento and for the Los Angeles Police Department.
Artist residencies include The MacDowell Colony; Headlands Center for the Arts; McColl Center; Bemis Center and the Roswell Artist-in-Residence program. Aschheim was in the inaugural Hellman Visiting Artist at the Memory and Aging Center in the Neurology Department at UCSF from 2009-2011 and has received grants from the Center for Cultural Innovation, the California Community Foundation and the City of Los Angeles.