A multifaceted artist based in New York, Eva Machauf considers her pursuits of painting, photography and graphic design to be interconnected forms of visual expression, constantly influencing and elevating each other.

Arriving in the US from Poland at the age of nine, her interest in art led her to order a drawing lesson kit she saw advertised in a comic book. Attending Hunter College High School, she put aside her passion for art and immersed herself in academic pursuits. At the City College of New York she initially pursued a degree in mathematics and computer programming, but shifted her focus to the humanities, graduating with a BA in Cultural Anthropology. 

She then worked at a local comic book store and, retaining her interest in computers, as a Basic programmer for online remedial math and English lessons. Securing a full time position as an art coordinator at a retail chain she learned paste-up skills by watching the bullpen artists. This served as a springboard to a career in print design, culminating in a position of Senior Art Director at the American Management Association where she oversaw a team of staff and freelance designers. There, she participated in the conversion of the design department from traditional methods to computer based design.

Further expanding her interests in visual communication, she took a year to study in the Master's film program at New York University, subsequently contributing to the set and prop design of independent projects such as the "Tales From The Dark Side" TV series. Returning to the art world, she earned her MFA in figurative painting from the New York Academy of Art.

In 2001 Eva began teaching design at the Katherine Gibbs School, going on to teach classes in typography, design and identity at the Borough of Manhattan Community College and the New York City College of Technology.

Sharing a home and studio with her husband, the abstract artist Tony De Blasi, deepened Eva's understanding of multiple modes of visual representation. At the same time, she was influential in his integration of digital tools into his art process. Following his passing in 2021, she undertook to manage the distribution of this remaining works and the construction and maintenance of his website.

Today, Eva enthusiastically pursues her multiple interests. She paints and takes on select design projects. While no longer teaching, she stays in touch with former students. She continues to explore her somewhat divergent pursuits and to better understand their influence on each other. 

This website presents her work in these several areas, and she hopes that it may bring pleasure and inspiration to those that view it.