Monique Prieto

Born 1962
Hometown Los Angeles, CA
Lives and Works Los Angeles, CA
MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA, 1994
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
BFA, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA, 1992
BFA, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1987

In the paintings and prints of Monique Prieto, short snippets of blocky text float on colorful abstract backgrounds. Phrases from the 17th-century diaries of Samuel Pepys have popped up on her canvases, as have flat biomorphic shapes and wobbly grids. She often uses computers to arrange her compositions, which may account for the unmoored sensation her work transmits.

Prieto is based in Los Angeles but has also shown frequently in New York and London, and is represented by galleries in all three cities (ACME, Cheim & Read, and Corvi-Mora, respectively). She has been in group exhibitions at numerous museums including the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, and the Tate Liverpool.

Monique Prieto Gallery Art


ACME., Los Angeles, CA
Cheim & Read, New York, NY

Permanent Collection

The Latino Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

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