Monica Majoli

Headlands Artist in Residence 2001
Study for ‘Rubberman Bound 2’, 2006
14” x 20”, digital pigment print

 Los Angeles-based painter Monica Majoli's work is engaged in issues of identity, intimacy, and mortality. She states, "while the figural compositions explicitly depict sexual encounters, the primary focus of both the sexual scenarios and body fragments has been on the psychological aspects of physical experience. The underlying content of my work is the quest for emotional closeness and connection." Majoli received her MFA and BA from UCLA. In 2001, Majoli received a Richard C. Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship, an honor granted by the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) that includes a cash award, teaching two courses at SFAI and a residency at Headlands Center for the Arts. A teacher at Universities throughout California, she has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and internationally. In addition to participating in the Whitney Biennial, she has recently had solo exhibitions at Gagosian Gallery, New York; L & M Arts, Los Angeles; and Air de Paris, Paris, France.