Monica Majoli

Born in 1963 in Los Angeles, CA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA


MFA, University of California, Los Angeles, 1992
BA, University of California, Los Angeles, 1989


Air de Paris, Paris, France

About the Artist

Majoli’s practice examines the relationship between physicality and consciousness, as expressed through the documentary sexual image. Themes of intersubjectivity and temporality have informed numerous bodies of her work, together with decisive shifts in materiality. She has had solo exhibitions in New York at Gagosian Gallery (2006) and Feature, Inc. (1998), and at Air de Paris, France (1995, 2007 and 2010). Highlights from her exhibition record includeCompass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawing Collection, the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2009); Everywhere: Sexual Diversity Policies in Art, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea; Spain (2009); Eden’s Edge: 15 L.A. Artists, the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2007); Into Me/Out of Me, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (2006); Supereal, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy (2002); LA Post-Cool, San Jose Museum of Art (2002); Scene of the Crime, the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (1997); and In a Different Light, Berkeley Art Museum (1995). Her Rubberman series was featured in the 2006 Whitney Biennial and the 2006 Berlin Biennial of Contemporary Art at KW Institute of Contemporary Art. 

A 2006 recipient of the Fellows of Contemporary Art fellowship, Majoli also received a Getty Grant from the California Community Foundation in 2002. She was appointed the Diebenkorn Teaching Fellow at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2001 and was given a residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts. She has also taught at UCLA, UC Berkeley and the Graduate Studies program at Yale University School of Art.

– Courtesy of UCI | Claire Trevor School of the Arts

Select Permanent Collections

The Museum of Modern Art, NY
The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles