Mokha Laget is a New Mexico-based painter known for her geometric abstractions that utilize shaped canvas to take hard-edge color field imagery into another dimension. Her work has been exhibited internationally over the past 30 years and featured in Art in America, The New Art Examiner, The Washington Post, Art Ltd., among others. Her work is included in the collections of the Ulrich Museum, The Harnett Museum, The George Washington University, The Museum of Geometric and Madi Art, The US Department of State, The National Institutes of Health and numerous private and corporate collections around the world.
Born in North Africa, a region of radiant light and dramatic geographical contrasts, Mokha went on to obtain her BFA in Fine Arts at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington DC. There she studied under several prominent members of the Washington Color School (WCS), an influential non-objective painting group whose principal members included Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, Thomas Downing, Howard Mehring and Paul Reed. During her years in DC, she worked as a professional artist and Studio Assistant to WCS painter Gene Davis.
In addition to her painting practice, Mokha has worked as an Independent and Guest Curator, Art Restorer, Arts Writer and was Curatorial Assistant at the New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts. In theatre, she worked as Set Designer, Scriptwriter, Actor and Director. With a degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, she has also spent part of the last 25 years traveling throughout Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe as a simultaneous French interpreter and Translator. She lives and works in an off-grid studio in the mountains of New Mexico.