Mokha Laget
Close At Hand, 2019

Subsequent, 2021

Oversee, 2021

Rattle, 2022

Wherefore #3, 2022

Turnabout #2, 2022

Construction No. 1, 2020

Diablo Canyon, 2018

Sixfold, 2018

Hiphop, 2017

Phase #10, 2018

Abacus (Catwalk #2), 2017

Off the Grid, 2016

Lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico
California State University Hayward, Graduate Study in Museum Studies
CCI, Georgetown University School of Linguistics, Washington DC
Graduate Degrees Interpreting and Translation (E-F-S)
BFA Corcoran School of Art, Washington DC
DEUG Anglo-American Literature and Civilization, University of Caen, France
Undergraduate Studies, Art and Anthropology, Montgomery College, Maryland
Atelier Pierre Brignol, Lauragais, France
Grants and Awards
Artist-in-Residence, Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA
Artist-in-Residence, Millay Colony
Artist Grant, Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
Artist-in-Residence, Green Olive Arts, Tétouan, Morocco
Artist-in-Residence, Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, New Berlin, NY
Tupelo Press Poetry Residency, Truchas, NM
Lorraine Bernstein Award for Painting, Corcoran School of Art, DC
Artist-in-Residence, Institut Français du Royaume Uni, London, UK
Selected Solo Exhibitions
Mokha Laget: Tesseract, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA; exhibition catalog
Mokha Laget: Perceptualism, American University Museum at the Katzen Art Cetner, Washington, D.C.
Improvisations, David Richard Gallery, New York, NY
Capriccios, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX
Spatial Chromatics, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA; exhibition catalog
Alcoves 20/20, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
Polychrome Polygons, David Richard Gallery, New York, NY
Recent Works, Louis Stern Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Spatial Luminance, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX
In Shape, In Color, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Color into Space, Museum of Geometric and MADI Art, Dallas, TX
Chromatic Constructs, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX
Color Walk, Peyton Wright Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Crux, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
Sub Rosa, Peyton Wright Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Codes and Notations, Peyton Wright Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
More Poetics of Noumenalism, Whelan Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Circumnavigations, David Adamson Gallery, Washington, DC
Schemata, Rosenberg Gallery, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD
Morphologies, Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, DC
Materia Prima, IFRU, Galerie Matisse, London, UK
Archéographies, Galerie Métamorphose, Paris, France
Dream Poetics, The Kunstraum, Washington, DC
Threads & Labyrinths, Carega Gallery, Washington, DC
Impulse & Reverie, Carega Gallery, Washington, DC
Selected Group Exhibitions
The Power of Print, Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Mass Pop, Mass MoCA Residency, North Adams, MA
Landfall Press: Five decades of Printmaking, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Isolation / Inspiration, New Mexico Museum of Art, Online Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM
Hello World: An act of Global Solidarity, Trans cultural exchange, Global Virtual Art Project
Quintetto d’Arte, curated by Giorgio di Genova, Online Exhibition/Italy
30th Anniversary Exhibition, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA; exhibition catalog
Made in Paint, The Golden Foundation SACC Gallery, New Berlin, NY
Summer Group, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
Unmoored Geographies, Ulrich Museum, Wichita, KS
Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France
Full Circle: Hue and Saturation in the Washington Color School, Brady Gallery at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
EXPOSANTS 2016, Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France
The Shapeshifters, Peyton Wright Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Origins in Geometry, Museum of Geometric & Madi Art, Dallas, TX
Madi: Matter in time, Art Academy of Lecce, Lecce, Italy
The Shape and the Colour, University of Texas, Amarillo, TX
The Shape of Things to Come, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston,TX
Chicago Art Fair exhibited by Landfall Press
Symphony of Color, Peyton Wright Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
TCAF exhibited by Sonja Roesch Gallery, Houston, TX
Salon des Arts Contemporains, Petit Palais, Paris, France
IFPDA exhibited by Landfall Press, New York City, NY
TCAF exhibited by Sonja Roesch, Gallery, Houston, TX
Santa Fe Art Fair exhibited by Landfall Press, Santa Fe, NM
Washington Art Matters 1940-1980, Katzen Art Center at AU Museum, Washington, DC
Select Fair NYC exhibited by UNIT, New York City, NY
The Enduring Modernist Aesthetics in NM, Santa Fe Arts Commission, Santa Fe, NM
Salon d’Automne: L’Alternative, Petit Palais, Paris, France
Biennale of Art and Literature II, Cairo, Egypt
Salon de Sarria VI, Centro UNESCO de Sarria, Galicia, Spain
Tohoku Relief, Art Sun Shiwory Gallery, Kurashiki, Japan
Libre comme l’Art, Salon Espace Champerret, Paris, France
Florence Biennale of Contemporary Art, Florence, Italy
Chamalières, Centre d’Art Contemporain, France
Salon d’Automne, Espace Montreuil, Paris, France
BFA 25, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Salon d’Automne, Grand Palais, Paris, France
Objects of Desire, David Adamson Gallery, Washington DC
In Print, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC
Gallery Selection, Troyer Fitzpatrick Lassman, Washington DC
Hemicycle Inaugural Exhibit, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Revered Earth, American University Museum, Washington DC
Gallery Artists, Gallery K, London, UK
Solstice, Provincetown Art Museum, Provincetown, MA
Three Americas, Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, France
Art of the Matter, BC Space, Laguna Beach, CA
Torn Visions, Window Box Gallery, New York City, NY
Chromatic Inversions, Billman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Handmade Books, West Gallery, Denton, TX
Four Arts, Tallahassee Institute for Contemporary Art, Tallahassee, FL
Fiber X, The Arts Center, Iowa City, IA
Del Bello Gallery, Toronto, Canada
NY-DC Collaboration with Gene Davis, The Ritz, Washington, DC
InterDada, The 16th Note, San Francisco, CA
Post Lateralism, Jack Rasmussen Gallery, Washington, DC
Commissions & Editions
Northern Light, part 2 of atrium painting, Department of State, Art in Embassies, Nouakchott, Mauritania
Sam and Adele Golden Foundation artist residency, New Berlin, NY
Southern Wing, Johnson Law Group, Dallas, TX
Springboard West, The Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Off the Grid, portfolio of 7 lithographs, ed. 30, Landfall Press, Santa Fe, NM
Northern Light, Department of State, Art in Embassies, Nouakchott, Mauritania
Pliage, hand-pulled lithograph, ed. 20, Landfall Press, Santa Fe, NM
Homage to the Wedge, lithograph, ed. 20, Landfall Press, Santa Fe, NM
Blackjack, hand-pulled lithograph, ed. 40, Landfall Press, Santa Fe, NM
Color Field Remix on 8th St, DCAH Public Art Commission, Washington, DC
Selected Collections
Museum of Geometric and Madi Art, Dallas, TX
Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
Art in Embassies, The U.S. Department of State
The Artery Collection, Washington, D.C.
George Washington University, Washington, DC
The National Institutes of Health, Washington, DC
Delta Airlines
Collaborative Work
Reviewer: Anne Truitt at the NGA (DC), The New Art Examiner, May/June, 2018
Guest Curator, Museum of Geometric & Madi Art, Joel Froment & Elvira Daeter (catalog)
Tupelo Press Poetry Residency, Truchas, NM
Interview: Talking art criticism with Derek Guthrie, THE Magazine/Sept. Santa Fe, NM
Catalog essay, Derek Guthrie at Finlandia University, MI
Performer, WaterWeavingWomen, with D. Mazeaud & E. Wiseman, Santa Fe, NM
Art Restoration Specialist, Majuka Studios, La Cienega, NM
Assistant Curator, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
Archival Intern, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
Translator (into English) Le Livre de Saphir by G. Sinoué (Amarna Books)
Translator (into French) Buddhism, Wisdom and Faith (Sutra Committee, Canada)
International Simultaneous Interpreter, Department of State
Project Coordinator, Contemporary Art Exchange US/Africa
Performer, Resonant Environment, R. Butler, McLean Project for the Arts, VA
Curator, Metaphoric Structures, Strathmore Hall Arts Center, MD
Fine Arts Instructor, Maryland College of Arts & Design
Vision and Revision in DC Art, The New Art Examiner, Feb 1990, p. 30-34.
Curator, Detritus & the Poetics of Noumenalism, Gallery 10, WDC
Metaphoric Structures: Science, Symbols & Matter, catalog essay, Rockville, MD
Co-Chair, The Artists Congress, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
Co-Curator with J.W. Mahoney, Elegies, Tartt Gallery, Washington, DC
Co-Chair, Coalition of Washington Artists, WDC
Exhibition Specialist, National Museum of American Art & The National Learning Center
Curator, Permanent Collection Community Center for Creative Non-Violence, WDC
Public Relations Director, Gallery 10, Washington, DC
Archival Specialist-Artists Estates, Washington, DC
Theatre: Set Designer, Performer, Stage Director, Washington, DC
Studio Assistant to Gene Davis, Washington Color School Painter, Washington, DC
Abatemarco, Michael. "Mokha Laget, Jennifer Joseph & Gloria Klein at David Richard," The Santa Fe New Mexican, September 29, 2017.
Cleve, Emily Van. "Home," Santa Fe Arts Journal, September 03, 2017.
David Richard Gallery, “In Shape, In Color”, exhibition catalogue, Santa Fe, NM, September, 2017.
Cipriani, Carmelo and Costanzo, Bica and Laura Cristina. Madi Materia nel tempo (exhibition catalogue). ExConservatorio de Lecce, Italy, 2017.
Catlin, Roger. “The Painter Who Earned His Stripes,” Smithsonian Magazine, Jan., 2017.
Museum of Geometric and Madi Art. "Mokha Laget: Color Into Space". Essay by Eleanor Heartney. Museum of Geometric and Madi Art, Dallas, TX, 2016.
Burgos, Sarah, “Mokha Laget: Color into Space,” Dallas Morning News, July 29, 2016.
Zastudil, Nancy. "Critics Picks: Houston," Art Ltd. Magazine (online), September 1, 2014.
Davis, Kathryn M. “Mokha Laget’s Poetics of Color,” TREND MAGAZINE, Summer 2014.
Jones, Caroline A. Eyesight Alone: Clement Greenberg's Modernism and the Bureaucratization of the Senses. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2006. (citation)
Cohen, Jean Lawlor. Washington Art Matters: Art life in the Capital, 1940–1990. Washington Arts Museum, 2013.
Abatemarco, Michael. “Implied Spaces,” Pasatiempo - The New Mexican, July 5, 2013.
Fairfield, Douglas. “Art in Review,” The New Mexican, May 10-16, 2013.
Carver, Jon. “Cumulus Skies,” THE Magazine, May, 2013.
Ross, Alex. “Mokha Laget,” THE Magazine, Feb/Mar., 2011.
Molla, Rani. “The X Factor,” Santa Fe Reporter, Jan. 12-18, 2011.
Hammond, Harmony. “Compelling Exhibition,” Journal North Santa Fe, Jan. 21, 2011.
Salon d’Automne. Salon d’Automne 2010 (exhibition catalog). Salon d’Automne, Paris, 2010.
Santa Fean Magazine, “Top Talent,” Santa Fean Magazine, June/July 2008.
Biennale Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea, Città Di Firenze, 2007 (exhibition catalog), Biennale Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea, Città Di Firenze, 2007.
CBS Sunday Morning, Color Field Street Painting, August, 2007
Salon d’Automne. Salon d’Automne 2006 (exhibition catalog). Salon d’Automne, Paris, 2006.
Salon d’Automne. Salon d’Automne 2002 (exhibition catalog). Salon d’Automne, Paris, 2002.
Armitage, Diane. “Mokha Laget: Sub Rosa,” THE Magazine, July 2002.
Salon d’Automne. Salon d’Automne 2000 (exhibition catalog). Salon d’Automne, Paris, 2000.
Smith, Craig. “From a Hilltop to the Scenery of the Mind,” The New Mexican, April 23, 1999.
Jarrett, Dennis. “Maps of the Invisible,” The Santa Fe Reporter, Vol 25, April, 1999.
Shannon, Joe. “Mokha Laget,” Art in America, June, 1998.
Mahoney, JW. “Mokha Laget: Circumnavigations,” Washington Review, Aug/Sept., 1998.
Dorsey, J. “Schemata,” The Baltimore Sun, Aug., 1994.
Mahoney, JW. “DC Dreaming,” Art in America, Feb., 1991.
Welzenbach, M. “Science & Art,” The Washington Post, Oct. 6, 1990.
Addams Allen, Jane. “The Urge to Merge,” Washington City Paper, June 8-14, 1990.
Zamora, R. “Archéographies: A voyage through Time,” Agence France Presse, June, 1990.
Holtzman, K. “Conceptual Art in the 90’s,” Critical Mass (exhibition catalog), April, 1990.
Thorson, A. “Castoffs at the Center of a Local Aesthetic,” Washington Times, Jan. 11, 1990.
“Emerging Art of the 80’s,” Art News, 1988.
Collage (exhibition catalog) Maryland College of Art & Design, 1987.