Monique Prieto (American, born )

Monique Prieto (American, b.1962) is a Contemporary artist from Los Angeles, CA. Prieto often uses computers to generate her colorful abstract compositions, commonly coupled with blocky text or various abstract shapes. Prieto received her MFA (1994) and BFA (1992) from the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles, as well as a BFA (1987) from the University of California in Los Angeles. She holds gallery representation in three cities, and has held numerous solo exhibitions at each, including ACME, Santa Monica, CA; Cheim & Read, New York, NY; and Corvi-Mora, London, UK; among others. Her work is also included in prestigious museums, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX.


BFA, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
BFA, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
Born in Los Angeles, CA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA


Paradox Maintenance Technicians - Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
In Case We Don’t Die - Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
GirlTalk - Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, Raleigh, NC
Re-animators - Meulensteen (Former Max Protetch), New York City, NY
ACME., Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Works of Paper, ACME., Los Angeles, CA
softcore HARD EDGE, The Art Gallery on Calgary, Alberta, Canada traveling to Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
15 Year Anniversary Group Show, ACME., Los Angeles, CA
Plastic Culture: Legacies of Pop, Bradford Gallery, Bradford, England
Cave Painting, organized by Bob Nickas, Gresham's Ghost, New York, NY
A Boatfull of Spaniards Sing, ACME., Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Bad Graphic Design, HKJB, Brooklyn, NY
Infinitesimal Eternity, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Pictures of Words, Curated by David Pagel, Galerie Schmidt Maczollek, Cologne, Germany
In the Beginning, University of California, San Diego, CA
Some Paintings: The Third LA Weekly Annual Biennial, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Praz - Delavallade, Paris, France (solo)
The Gates Shut But No Guard, ACME., Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Something About Mary, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Poets on Painters, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
Infinite Painting: Contemporary Painting and Global Realism, Villa Manin Centro d'Arte Contemporanea, Codroipo (Udine), Italy
Hotel California, The Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA
Corvi-Mora, London, England (solo)
A Great Stink of Burning But No Smoke, ACME., Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Cheim & Read, New York, NY (solo)
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ (solo)
Extreme Abstraction, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
The Shape of Colour: Excursions in Colour Field Art, 1950-2005, Art Gallery of Ontario, Musee des beaux-arts de l'Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
In the Abstract, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Drunk vs. Stoned, Gavin Brown Enterprise, New York, NY
Think Blue, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Out of the Blue, ACME., Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy (solo)
ACME. @ Inman, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
Wit Form Rainbow (Part I), The Project, Los Angeles, CA
Jim Isermann & Monique Prieto: Works on Paper, Corvi-Mora, London, England
Before & After Science, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
Painting Pictures, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
Papers, ACME., Los Angeles, CA
Officina America, Villa Delle Rosa, Bologna, Italy
Art in the Toon Age, Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
The Galleries Show, Royal Academy, London, England
Strolling Through an Ancient Shrine and Garden, curated by Chip Tom and ACME., ACME., Los Angeles, CA
Flatline, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
New Editions, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York, NY
New in Town, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Cheim & Read, New York. NY (solo)
Corvi-Mora, London, England (solo)
Other Footrprints to Aztlan (Works from the Collection of Mary & Armando Duron), Social and Public Art Resource Center, Venice, CA
Cal's Art, Sampling California Painting, UNT Art Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Works on Paper, Kerling Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
The Sensational Line, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
glee: painting now, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, FL
Hybrids, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Complementary Studies: Recent Abstract Painting, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, UK
The Figure in the Landscape, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY
Ambient Fiction, Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY
Pict, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Center, Alberto, Canada
ACME., Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Corvi-Mora, London, England (solo)
ACME., Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Statements, Basel Art Fair, Pat Hearn Gallery booth, Basel, Switzerland (solo)
Colour Me Blind!, curated by Ralf Christofori, Wurttembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany
Facts & Fiction II: Los Angeles, curated by Sergio Bertaccini, Arco, Torino, Italy
Farve Volumen Color Volume, Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark
On Paper, Stalke Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Great Drawing Show, 1550 to 1999, Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Works on Paper (and some other things), ACME., Los Angeles, CA
Local Color, curated by Virginia Rutledge, Harris Art Gallery, University of La Verne, La Verne, CA
Malerei, INIT Kunst-Halle, Berlin
Color Volume, Kunsthallen Brandts Klaefabrik, Odense, Denmark
Collectors Collect Contemporary 1990-1999, curated by Jessica Morgon, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Etcetera, Spacex Gallery, Exeter, UK
Robert Prime, London, England
Color Fields, curated by David Pagel, Luckman Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
Abstract Painting, Once Removed, curated by Dana Friis-Hansen, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
Painting: Now and Forever Part I, Pat Hearn Gallery and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, NY
Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
ACME., Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (solo)
Group Exhibition, ACME., Santa Monica, CA
1997 Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
L.A. Current: New View, UCLA / Armand Hammer Sales and Rental Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
ACME., Santa Monica, CA (solo)
Bravin Post Lee, New York, NY (solo)
The New Narrative Abstraction, The Art Gallery at Brooklyn College, LaGuardia Hall, Brooklyn, NY
Stream of Consciousness, curated by Elizabeth Brown, University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
rans/Inter/Post: Hybrid Spaces, Art Gallery, University of California, Irvine, CA
The Speed of Painting, Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY
Painting All-Over, Again, curated by Saul Ostrow, Ayuntamiento de Zaragoza, Spain
Chalk, curated by Sue Spaid, Factory Place Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
ACME., Santa Monica, CA (solo)
Paintings, ACME., Santa Monica, CA (solo)
Temporary, Thesis Show, MOCA-Temporary Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
Happy Show, Lockheed Gallery, Valencia, CA
Corazon Mexicano, Group show, Bacilia Hernandez Gallery, Long Beach, CA
Juried Exhibition, Wight Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA