Mokha Laget

Mokha Laget was born in Algeria and spent her early life in North Africa, France, and the United States. She is a graduate of the Corcoran School of Art. There she met and became assistant to the Washington Color School painter Gene Davis. Laget has developed a signature style with a rare ability to intertwine color and form in complex and compelling compositions. Known for large geometric abstractions and unique shaped canvases using clay pigment paint, she explores resolutely illusionistic space with intellectually wit, creating ambiguous spaces suggestive of expansive aerial landscape, architectural interiors or urban skylines.
Mokha Laget has exhibited internationally for the past 30 years, including in France, Spain, Japan, Italy, England and the United States. Her work has been covered in Art in America, The New Art Examiner, The Washington Post, Art, Ltd, The New Mexican, THE magazine, Dallas Morning News, TREND Magazine, The Washington Review, the Santafean. She has worked as an independent curator, is a published arts writer and French translator. Her work is included in the collections of Ulrich Museum, The Museum of Geometric and Madi Art, Art in Embassies, The Artery Collection, The National Institutes of Health and numerous public and private collections. Laget also holds an interpreting degree from Georgetown University. She has been involved in theatre and is a published arts writer, poet and translator. She currently resides in Santa Fe NM.


2016 Color into Space, Museum of Geometric Art, Dallas, TX
New Beginning: The Shape of Things to Come, Galveston Arts Center, TX
Northern Light, Arts in Embassies, Dept of State Commission
Chicago Art Fair, with Landfall Press
2015 Symphony of Color, Peyton Wright Gallery, NM
Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Sonja Roesch Gallery, TX
Salon d’Automne des Arts Contemporains, Petit Palais, Paris, France
2014 Chromatic Constructs, Sonja Roesch Gallery, Houston, TX
IFPDA, Landfall Press, NYC, NY
Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX
Santa Fe Art Fair, Landfall Press, NM
Washington Art Matters 1940-1980, Katzen Art Center at AU Museum, DC
Select Fair NYC, UNIT, Chelsea, NYC
2013 The Enduring Modernist Aesthetics in NM, Santa Fe Arts Commission, NM
Color Walk, Peyton Wright Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
L’Alternative, Salon d’Automne, Petit Palais, Paris, France
2011 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
2010 Crux, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Libre comme l’Art, Salon Espace Champerret, Paris, France
2007 Florence Biennale of Contemporary Art, Florence, Italy
Color Field Remix, DCAH Public Art Commission 8th Street NW, DC
2006 Centre d’Art Contemporain, Chamalières, France
Salon d’Automne, Espace Montreuil, Paris, France
2002 BFA 25, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Sub Rosa, Peyton Wright Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2000 Codes and Notations, Peyton Wright Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Salon d’Automne, Grand Palais, Paris, France
1999 More Poetics of Noumenalism, Whelan Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Objects of Desire, David Adamson Gallery, Washington DC
1998 Circumnavigations: Poems of Touch, David Adamson Gallery, WDC
1997 In Print, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC
1995 Gallery Selection, Troyer Fitzpatrick, Lassman
1994 Schemata, Rosenberg Gallery, Goucher College, Maryland
1992 Hemicycle Inaugural Exhibit, Corcoran Gallery of Art, WDC
Revered Earth, American University, WDC
1991 Morphologies, Franz Bader Gallery, WDC
Gallery Artists, Gallery K, London, UK
1990 Materia Prima, Galerie Matisse, Institut Francais de Londres, UK
Archéographies, Galerie Métamorphose, Paris, France
Solstice, Provincetown Art Museum, MA
1989 Dream Poetics, The Kunstraum, WDC
Three Americas, Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, France
1988 Threads & Labyrinths, Carega Gallery, WDC
1987 Impulse & Reverie, Carega Gallery, WDC
Art of the Matter, BC Space, Laguna Beach, CA
Torn Visions, Window Box Gallery, NYC
Chromatic Inversions, Billman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1986 Handmade Books, West Gallery, Denton, TX
Four Arts, Tallahassee Institute for Contemporary Art
Fiber X, The Arts Center, Iowa City, IA
Del Bello Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1984 The Ritz, NY-DC Collaboration with Gene Davis, DC
InterDada, The 16th Note, San Francisco, CA
1981 Post Lateralism, Jack Rasmussen Gallery, DC

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