Travis Diehl

Prism of Reality

w/ Sneaky Snake at the Black Box


"Review: Robert Mapplethorpe," Objectiv
"Light Industrial Pastoral," Laurel Doody Newsletter, February 25, 2016
"Review: Seth Price," Frieze, May 2016
"Review: David Snyder at Michael Benevento," art-agenda
"Interview: Tacita Dean," Aperture, Spring 2016
"Some Form of Life: Then They Form Us at MCASB," X-Tra, Spring 2016
"In Focus: Lazaros," Frieze, March 2016
"Review: New Objectivity," Frieze d/e, March 2016
"New Bodies for Old Walls," The Art Los Angeles Reader 2
Critics' Picks,
"East of Eden: DTLA,"
"Review: Matthew Barney, Rachel Harrison, Power and Pathos," Even 2
"Nearing Completion: Frank Gehry," The Exhibitionist Blog
"Plotting a Post-Crash Potboiler: Headless by G+S," X-Tra, Fall 2015
"Veil & Vault: The Broad by DS+R," Frieze, September 2015
"Selling Nothing: Stan Douglas's Monodramas," Objektiv
"White Lee, Black Lee," CARLA 2
"Desert as Plinth: Noah Purifoy at LACMA," The Exhibitionist Blog
"500 Words: Yoshua Okon,"
"Animalaise," Art Papers, May/June 2015
"Review: Pat O'Neill," Artforum, Summer 2015
"A/The//Grid/Work: Charles Gaines," X-Tra, Summer 2015
"Review: Marcus Herse," Artforum, May 2015
"Review: Renée Green, Pierre Huyghe, Ei Arakawa and Karl Holmqvist," Even 1
"Review: Allan Sekula: Facing the Music," Objektiv
"Meat Physics," CARLA 1
"The Jack Box Death Trip," East of Borneo
"Ascending a Little: Matt Siegle," X-Tra, Spring 2015
"Flyover Country," The First Annual NYC Drone Film Festival,
"Review: Frances Scholz," Artforum, March 2015
"Review: Pedro Reyes and Ernesto Mallard," Artforum, February 2015
"Below Power: Cassandra 2012," The Art LA Reader
"Stationary Orbit of a Black Hole: Paglen, Nolan, and the Power of Love," The Art LA Reader
Critics' Picks,
"Review: Body x Body and Odelion Redon," Artforum, December 2014
"RES / LES / LEDs," X-Tra, Winter 2014
"Meditations on a Diptych," The Brooklyn Rail
"Review: Josh Mannis," Artforum, October 2014
"Crystal Visions," "State of the Art" at Crystal Bridges,"
"After Jeff Koons: A Retrospective," Los Angeles Review of Books
"Networked Television," KCHUNG TV at the Hammer Museum,
"500 Words: Judith Bernstein,"
"Fast, Flat & Out of Control: Sean Kennedy's Mixed Messages," X-Tra, Summer 2014
"Desert Bust," Oliver Payne at 356 S Mission Rd.,
"Review: Liz Glynn," Artforum, April 2014
"Universal Steel: Mark di Suvero, Occupy Wall Street, and the Artists' Tower of Protest," East of Borneo
"Eyelid Movies," essay for the exhibition Slippery Contours by Alice Wang at Galleri Detroit Stockholm, Sweden
"Review: Emilie Halpern," Artforum, February 2014
"BESHT," The Art Book Review
Critics' Picks,
"Bleeding Horizons: 'Seeing Things Invisible: Forrest Bess,'" Los Angeles Review of Books
"A Few Years of Writing Interspersed with Some Facts of Life: Robert Maxwell's Collected Writings," The Art Book Review
"How the West Was Won," Doug Aitken's Station to Station,
"Review: Wu Tsang," Artforum, October 2013
"Office Romance," CLUI's On-Site Office Trailers Architecture Tour,
"Druggy Rich Guy's Lament: You Owe Me a Feeling by Friedrich Kunath," The Art Book Review
"Review: Dan Finsel," Artforum, Summer 2013
"Billions y Billions,"
"No, George W. Bush's Paintings Tell Us Nothing About Iraq," Salon
"Review: Jennifer Bolande," Art Papers, March 2013, Atlanta, GA
"Review: EXHIBITIONS by Santiago Borja, Edgar Orlaineta and Tilman Wendland," Art Papers, March 2013, Atlanta, GA
"Review: Stephanie Taylor," Artforum, March 2013
"Pierced by Shards: Ehren Tool," X-Tra, Spring 2013
"Cassady's Game," on the occasion of Hall of Flowers by Matt Siegle, Anthony Greaney, Boston, MA
Critics' Picks,
Spiralogues, Golden Spike Press
"Best of 2012,"
"Review: Candice Lin," Artforum, December 2012
"Review: Two Cabins by James Benning," The Art Book Review
"Corner-Thru," on the occasion of Corner-Thru at Union Gallery, London
"On Psychic Hallway: One Year Among the Fencers," Night Papers 3
"Review: Jay & Q," Artforum, November 2012
"Digital Memory Play: The Wooster Group presents Tennessee Williams's Vieux Carre," Prism of Reality Issue 1
"On the Intoxication of Ruin: Liz Glynn," ...might be good, Austin, TX
"Self-Portrait as Plastinated Cock," CalArts MFA Graduate Catalog
"THE END CLUB," Public Fiction 3
"Review: Brian Bress," Artforum, April 2012
"(!x==[33]) Volume 1 Book 1 by .UNFO," HTMLGiant
"MONOCHROMES UNLIMITED," essay for the exhibition Mirrors & Windows by Sayre Gomez and Andrew Norman Wilson, New Capital, Chicago, IL
"To Sip an Ocean," P&Co. (JOAN)
"Trespass Parade by Arto Lindsay, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and West of Rome," X-Tra, Spring 2012
"JEQU," Artforum, January 2012
"Under the Big Black Sun," ...might be good, Austin, TX
Critics' Picks,
"Lit d'Ombre" in Writing for Dormatories, catalog accompanying Trouble Rainbow II, Favorite Goods
"Through a Prism of Reality," catalog essay for United Communities by Nicolas Grenier, Art Mur, Montreal, Quebec
"The Park," on the occasion of Above About Aboard Across After Against by Greg Hayes, Anthony Greaney, Boston, MA
Critics' Picks,
Critics' Picks,
"Monstrous, Beastly, and Twisted: An Interview with Bill Fick," Coraddi, Greensboro, NC
"Amalgamation Now: An Interview with Eric Appleby and Matt Hart," Coraddi, Greensboro, NC


Downwelling & Shadow Spills, ITP Space, Jackson, WY
Shadow Spill, Tif's Desk at Tom Solomon
Walk thru Walls, Human Resources
Walk thru Walls, Anthony Greaney, Boston, MA
Ex Libris, curated by Simone Montemurno, Sabina Lee Gallery
Once Emerging, Now Emerging, Cirrus Gallery
Enter> text, Concord
That's How We Know The Tongue is Blind, Curtat Tunnel, Lausanne, Switzerland
Collective Show L.A., with L.A. Pedestrians
Catapult, T-Lot, Part of Prospect 1.5, New Orleans, LA
Hystericallyreal Theater
GLAMFA 2009, California State University, Long Beach, CA
Limbo, Fingerprint Gallery, Burlington, NC
Do The Birds Know It's Bad?, 29025 Eveningside Dr., Val Verde, CA
Moveable Joint, Log Cabin, Greensboro, NC


Three White Soldiers, Skogen, Gotenborg
Cinema Reset, Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Digital Moving Images Festival, Cuchifritos
Pixilerations 8, Portland, RI
Hors Pistes 2011, Centre Pompidou, Paris


'Jack's Back' & Other Commercials, metro pcs
Artists Read Baldessari, Printed Matter's Los Angeles Art Book Fair
Response to Building on Ruins, Cirrus Gallery
Public Fiction
Black Box, with Sneaky Snake, curated by Liz Glynn
Five Points Reading Series, Workspace
See Also, with Greg Hayes, Whittier College, Whittier, CA
Sumarr Reading Series, Lancaster, CA
Spiralogues, Calarts, Valencia, CA
Five Points Reading Series, Workspace 2601
The Abstraction of Commerce: Halley to Sekula, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC

Critic in Residence, Otis College of Art and Design
Visiting Faculty, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
Editorial Board, X-Tra Contemporary Arts Quarterly
Danish Arts Council International Research Grant, Copenhagen, Denmark
Creative Capital / Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant
Artist in Residence, ISLAND, Bellaire, MI


MFA, Photo/Media and Writing, California Institute of the Arts
BA, English and Art History, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Last Update 4.11.16