Los Angeles Artists Adapt Their Process and Perspective Under Quarantine

Getting creative.

With the onset of COVID-19 and the mandatory stay-at-home orders statewide, many local artists are finding new ways to create work and plan for an uncertain future. In a recent story in the Los Angeles Times, five L.A.-based artists shared stories of cancelled exhibitions, improvised studios and sourcing inspiration and meaning in a challenging time.

Highland Park painter Monica Majoli continues to work on her current project, “Blueboys,” from her home studio. According to the Times, “The painter was chosen to show works from this series at the Hammer Museum’s ‘Made in L.A.’ biennial, still on the books for this summer, followed by an exhibition at L.A.’s Hannah Hoffman gallery next year. But she worries about the effects of isolation on Angelenos who already live in a state of perpetual separation.

“It is making people who are too busy stop and reflect,” she says. “In a weird way, it’s a peaceful, contemplative time.”

View photos of other artists here.

Featured image: Tanya Aguiñiga at her 2018 solo exhibition, Craft & Care, at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), New York.