Maia Cruz Palileo: The Answer is the Waves of the Sea

Opening: Saturday, Mar 6, 2021 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday, Mar 6 – Apr 10, 2021

451 N. Paulina
Chicago, IL 60622

Please schedule your appointment to view the exhibition via email or call 312.243.2129


moniquemeloche is pleased to present The Answer is the Waves of the Sea, an exhibition of new paintings by Maia Cruz Palileo. This is her second solo show with the gallery.

Informed by her family’s Filipino heritage, Palileo investigates the malleable language of painting, offering a panoramic lens through which to investigate the larger questions pertaining to forgotten histories and how best to honor these stories in perpetuity. 

Divesting from the confines of a linear narrative, Palileo seeks to resurrect and memorialize the legacy of invisible histories, creating a reflective space to consider the potentials achieved when we invest in our ancestral inheritances. Through gestural layers Palileo collapses time and space, visually dissolving the borders between past and present, offering the emblematic ability to stand alongside her elders within one endless picture plane.


Image: Maia Cruz Palileo, The Answer is the Waves of the Sea (2020)