The arch paintings are a meditation on doubleness, both through the structure at work in these paintings and through their figure-ground relationships.

Aschely Vaughan Cone

About the Artist


Aschely Vaughan Cone (b. 1985) is a New York-based artist interested in game boards, how surfaces give way to depth, and things that are two things at once. In her human-scale paintings, Aschely creates geometric monoliths that confront the viewer, shapeshifting between flat abstraction and portal-like entryways. A study in dichotomies, Aschely's paintings combine matte with gloss finishes, gestural mark making with precise linework, and symmetry with imbalance.

News and Notables
  • Solo exhibition, Doublets, at Gotham West, 2021

  • Artist in Residence at Skowhegan, 2016

  • Hamiltonian Gallery Fellow, 2016