Monique Prieto | CV | Exhibitions

Born in Los Angeles, CA

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

1994 MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

1992 BFA, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA

1987 BFA, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Solo Exhibitions


Good Listening, Side Gallery, Chimento Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA 


Hat Dance, LAM Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Time Enough, ACME., Los Angeles, CA


A Boatfull of Spaniards Sing, ACME., Los Angeles, CA


Praz – Delavallade, Paris, France


The Gates Shut But No Guard, ACME., Los Angeles, CA


Corvi-Mora, London, England


A Great Stink of Burning But No Smoke, ACME., Los Angeles, CA

Cheim & Read, New York, NY

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ


Out of the Blue, ACME., Los Angeles, CA


Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy


Cheim & Read, New York. NY

Corvi-Mora, London, England


ACME., Los Angeles, CA 


Corvi-Mora, London, England

ACME., Los Angeles, CA


ACME., Los Angeles, CA

Statements, Basel Art Fair, Pat Hearn Gallery booth, Basel, Switzerland


Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY 

Robert Prime, London, England


ACME., Los Angeles, CA

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA


ACME., Santa Monica, CA

Bravin Post Lee, New York, NY


ACME., Santa Monica, CA


Paintings, ACME., Santa Monica, CA

Group Exhibitions


The Avant Garde, The Orange County Museum of Art, Orange County, CA

Another Cat Show, 356 Mission Rd., Los Angeles, CA

Selections from the Museum’s Collection: Modern and Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX


GirlTalk: Women and Text, Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh Raleigh, NC


Re-animators, Meulensteen, New York, NY


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

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


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 ontemporanea, Codroipo (Udine), Italy

Hotel California, The Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA


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


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


Other Footrprints to Aztlan (Works from the Collection of Mary & Armando Durón), 

 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


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 Klædefabrik, Odense, Denmark

Collectors Collect Contemporary 1990-1999, curated by Jessica Morgon, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

Etcetera, Spacex Gallery, Exeter, UK


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


Group Exhibition, ACME., Santa Monica, CA


Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art,  Newport Beach, CA

L.A. Current: New View, UCLA / Armand Hammer Sales and Rental Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


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

Trans/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


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



Andy Brumer. “ROY THURSTON and MONIQUE PRIETO”, ArtScene, Vol. 35, No. 6, March 2016


Nickas, Bob. Painting Abstraction: New Elements in Abstract Painting, Phaidon Press, New York, NY

Myers, Terry. “Monique Prieto, A Boatfull of Spaniards Sing,” ArtReview, March, p. 124.

Pagel, David. “Adding a new glow to Pepys’ writing,” Los Angeles Times, January 16, p. E22.


Pincus, Robert. “In the Beginning’ marks Hepworth’s beginning at UC San Diego  

art gallery,” The San Diego Union-Tribune, January 20, pp. E3, 8.  

“In the Beginning: Conceived and Organized by Stephen Hepworth,”

Smith, Roberta, “Weightless Color, Floating Free,” New York Times, March 7.

Knight, Christopher, “Some Paintings exhibition is singularly diverse,” Los Angeles Times, January 25.

Harvey, Doug, “Some Paintings: The artists in the third L.A. Weekly Annual Biennial,” LA Weekly, January 11-17, pp. 30 - 3.


Jones, Leslie. “Monique Prieto,” Art on Paper, November/ December 2007, p 56.

Pagel, David. “Words Hide Their Meaning,” Los Angeles Times, April  13, 2007, p. E 21.

Bernardini, Andrew. “Painting the Town,” Artforum, March 21, 2007.


Leisure: An Art Journal, A Questionnaire, Issue #0, December

Myers, Holly. “Not Starbucks,” LA Weekly, February 2-8, pp. 56-57.

Lawson, Thomas. “Top Ten of 2006,” Artforum, December. pp 289-290

Lawson, Thomas. “Artists at Work: Monique Prieto,” interview, Afterall, October.  

Soutter, Lucy. “What Lies Beneath,” Frieze, September, pp. 177-179.

“Monique Prieto at Corvi-Mora,”, June 20.

Coomer, Martin. “Exhibition of the week: Monique Prieto,” Time Out London.


Ollman, Leah. “Messages In Need of Deciphering,” Los Angeles Times, December 9, p. E39.

Frank, Peter. “Monique Prieto, Darcy Huebler, Ian Patrick,” LA Weekly, December 9-15, illus.

Saltz, Jerry. “Ups and Downs: The Good, the Bad, and the Very Bad,” Modern Painters, November, p. 36.

Maine, Stephen. “Monique Prieto at Cheim & Read,” Art in America, November, illus.

Wilson, Michael. “Monique Prieto,” Artforum, November, p. 252-253, illus.

McKanic, Arlene. “Lynda Benglis and Monique Prieto, Cheim and Read,” ARTnews, November.

“Monique Prieto and Lynda Benglis,” The New York Times, Weekend Arts, September 23.

Colpitt, Frances. “Dumb Painting, The End of Representation,” Artlies, Summer, p. 14, illu

Tropiano, Dolores. “LA Artist Featured in Exhibit,” Scottsdale Republic, August 31, p. S5.

Smith, Roberta. “Along the Blurry Line Between Blotto and Buzzed,” New York Times, August 26, p. E29.

Comer-Greene, Rachel. “Drunk vs. Stoned 2,” Time Out New York, August 18-24, p. 61.


Myers, Holly. “Amid the rhetoric, some pleasures,” Los Angeles  Times, p. E28.

Storr, Robert. “Roundtable:  Thick & Thin,” Artforum, April, pp. 174-179, 238- 244, illus.

Mattick, Paul. “Monique Prieto at Cheim & Read,” Art in America, May, p. 140, illus.


Falconer, Morgan. “Monique Prieto,” Make, Issue 92, Autumn, pp. 46-48.

Newhall, Edith, ed.  “The Shapes She’s In,” New York, December 9, p. 93, illus.

Knode, Marilu. “Monique Prieto,” Vitamin P:  New Perspectives in Painting, Phaidon, pp. 256–257

Ruiz, Alma. “The Painting of Monique Prieto,” Arco Noticias, Autumn, No. 25, p. 46-48, illus.

Melrod, George. “Cause and Effect,” dart International, Spring, Vol. 5, No. 2, p. 29.

Pagel, David. “Some Things Old, Some Things New,” Los Angeles Times, May 10, p F26.

Gopnik, Blake. “L.A. Consequential,”  Washington Post, p. 1 & G6-7, color photo.

Colpitt, Frances. Abstract Art in the Late Twentieth Century,  Cambridge University Press, cover image.


Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter.  “She’s Not Telling All,” Los Angeles Times, Calendar, November 11, p 90-91.

Pagel, David. “A Breakthrough in Dark, Abstract Dramas,” Los Angeles Times, Dec. 21, p. F36.

Durón, Armando. Other Footprints to Aztlan, Social and Public Art ResourceCenter, Venice, CA, catalogue.

Lubbock, Tom. “The return of the big picture,” The Independent, The Tuesday Review, May 22, pp. 10-11.

Mariner, Robin. “LA Law,” Contemporary Visual Arts, Issue 32, pp. 36-41.

Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter. “ACME and the Resurrection of the Miracle Mile,” The Connoisseurs’ Guide to Los Angeles, 2001.


Iannaconne, Carmine. “Monique Prieto, ACME., Los Angeles,” Frieze, Reviews, Nov-Dec, p. 103-104.

Coomer, Martin. “Monique Prieto,” Time Out, London, No. 1575, October 25- November 1.

Gordon Nesbitt, Rebecca.  “Monique Prieto,” Make, The Magazine of Women’s Art, Issue 89, September - November, p. 29.

Pagel, David. “Monique Prieto,” Bomb, Summer, p. 76-82.

Knight, Christopher. “The Sensual Way,” Los Angeles Times, June 9, p. F19.


Knight, Christopher. “Year in Review: Diverse Forces Remake the Scene,” Los Angeles Times, December 26, p.68.

Plagens, Peter and Brown, Corie. “Hollywood’s Big Art Deal,” Newsweek, December 6, pp. 78-80.

Thorson, Alice. “Show will please, but not with ease,” Kansas City Star, May 16, pp. J-1 and J-5.

Brinsfield, James.“Signing and Signifying, Abstract Art Returns,” Review, June, p. 18.

Knight, Christopher.“Brush Strokes of Genius,” Robb Report, June, pp. 94-99.

Halpern, Nora. “International Impact,” Southland, Spring/Summer, p. 35.

Pagel, David. “Prieto’s New Works: Colorful and Animated,” Los Angeles Times, May 7, p. F24.

Knight, Christopher.“Post Boomers Spearhead the Boom,” Los Angeles Times, \ Calendar Section, April 4, p. 5.

Knight, Christopher. “Fresh Paint,” Los Angeles Times, Calendar Section, April 4, p. 4.

Moskzynska, Anna. “Jackson Pollock Revisited,” Contemporary Visual Arts, Issue 22, p. 46-53.


Dewan, Sheila. “What’s So Great About Painting,” Houston Press, October 29 - November 4, pp. 59-60.

Guleck, Grace. “Monique Prieto,” The New York Times, November  27, p. B42.

Relyea, Lane. “Virtually Formal,” Artforum, September, pp. 126-133, 173.

Rubenstein, Raphael. “Nine Lives of Painting,” Art in America, September, pp. 96-97.

Schwabsky, Barry. “London, Monique Prieto, Robert Prime,” Artforum, September, p. 165.

Relyea, Lane. “Modernizing Blazing – Michael Fried’s Flashback,” Frieze, Issue 41, June-August, pp. 52-57.

Pagel, David. “Color Them Retro,” Los Angeles Times, Calendar Section, August 16, pp. 6, 61-62.

Wallis, Simon. “London, Recent American Painting,” The Burlington Magazine, July, p. 495.

Abstract Painting, Once Removed, curated by Dana Friis-Hansen, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX, catalogue.


Hickey, Dave. “Top Ten x 12,” Artforum, December, pp. 88-89.

Frank, Peter. LA Weekly, December 12-18, p. 164.

Pagel, David. “Adding a Splash of Fun to Abstraction,” Los Angeles Times, December 5.

Dubin, Zan.“Painter Monique Prieto’s Birth of a Notion,” Los Angeles Times, Orange County Edition, June 4, F2, F5.

Curtis, Cathy. “Inextricable References,” Los Angeles Times, Orange County Edition, May 6, p. F6.

Knight, Christopher. “Look Out, World, Here They Come!” Los Angeles Times, March 30, pp. 63-64.


Rubinstein, Raphael. “Monique Prieto at Bravin Post Lee,” Art in America, December, p. 100 -101.

Curtis, Cathy. “Distinguishing Marks,” Los Angeles Times, Orange County Section, October 22. p. F1.

Crowder, Joan. “Conscious Raising,” Santa Barbara News-Press, October 11, p.11.

Saltz, Jerry. “The Speed of Painting,” Time Out New York, October 3-10, p. 25.

Knight, Christopher. “Riding Tradition’s Currents to a Higher Consciousness,” Los Angeles Times, October 10.

Pagel, David. “Monique Prieto,” Bomb, Summer.

Levin, Kim. “Voice Choices,” The Village Voice, May 1–7.

Smith, Roberta. “Monique Prieto,” New York Times, May 10.

Cooper, Jacqueline. “Monique Prieto,” New Art Examiner, January, p.41–42.

Darling, Michael. “Monique Prieto,” Art Issues, Jan.-Feb., p. 41.

Stream of Consciousness, curated by Elizabeth Brown, University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, catalogue.

Painting All-Over, Again, curated by Saul Ostrow, Ayuntamiento de Zaragoza, Spain, catalogue.


Pagel, David. “Marriage of Two Techniques Yields Fresh Style,” Los Angeles Times, November 2, p. F8.

Knight, Christopher. “Canvassing the Year of Brilliance,” Los Angeles Times, Calendar, December 31, p. 60.



The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant

Public Collections

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