Deborah Aschheim makes installations based on invisible networks of perception and thought. Her recent work exploring the subject of memory has led her to collaborate with musicians and neuroscientists, and for the past 4 years she has collaborated intensively with musician/composer Lisa Mezzacappa. Aschheim’s recent exhibitions include installations at the Armory Center in Pasadena, CA; at the Pasadena Museum of California Art; at Laumeier Sculpture Park in Saint Louis, MO; at the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, NC and at the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, PA. “Neural Architecture,” her series of six evolving nervous systems for buildings (2003-6) included installations at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, and at Laguna Art Museum in Laguna Beach, and “Arborization,” her series of temporary outdoor light installations, included a major installation in central London at the headquarters of the Wellcome Trust. Aschheim holds a BA in Anthropology from Brown University and an MFA from the University of Washington. She has received fellowships from the City of Los Angeles, the Pasadena Arts Commission, the Durfee Foundation, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. She has been artist-in-residence at Fundacion Valparaiso in Mojacar, Spain; at Headlands in Marin, California; at Hallwalls in Buffalo, NY, at the Bemis Center in Omaha, NE and at the Roswell Museum and Art Center in New Mexico. She is currently the inaugural Hellman Visiting Artist in Memory and Aging in the Department of Neurology at the University of California San Francisco medical school. She has completed permanent public art commissions for the City of Sacramento library system, and for the Los Angeles Police Department’s Communications Dispatch Center, and is completing a data-driven installation for San Jose, CA International Airport. Aschheim lives and works in Southern California.