Travis Diehl

Prism of Reality

A writer.


"Review: The Painter's New Tools at Nahmad Contemporary," The New York Times
"Review: Spencer Longo at King's Leap," Frieze
"Profile: Buck Ellison's Great White Society," The New York Times
"Text: Building 7," for Isabel Yellin at M.LeBlanc
"Review: Anne Imhof at Galerie Buchholz," The New York Times
"Review: Marc Kokopeli at Reena Spaulings Fine Art," The New York Times
"Review: E. Jane at the Kitchen," The New York Times
"Review: Josephine Pryde at Reena Spaulings Fine Art," Art-Agenda
"Review: Heidelberg Project at Martos Gallery," The New York Times
"Review: EJ Hill at Oxy Arts," Art in America
"Essay: Surreal Things," Art in America
"Review: Ulysses Jenkins at the Hammer Museum," The New York Times
"Review: 'Moby Dick' by Wu Tsang,"
"Profile: Joseph Yaeger," Mousse
"Profile: Derek Fordjour," Cultured
"Interview: Emma Stern,"
"Review: Suzanne Lacy at the Queens Museum," Frieze
"Review: Josh Kline at LAXART," The New York Times
"Review: 'Everything but the Burden' by Greg Tate," PIN UP
"Review: 'Tuesday September or the End' by Hannah Black," Frieze
"Profile: Pippa Garner," The Financial Times
"Alt La La: DIY Art Spaces in Los Angeles," Art in America
"Review: 'I Don't Know You Like That' at the Bemis Center," Frieze
"Column: Paul Chan on January 6," The New York Times
"Review: Prospect.5 Biennial," Frieze
"Review: Soft Water Hard Stone (The New Museum Triennial)," Art in America
"The Dove of Criticism: A Photo Manifesto," Objektiv
"Review: Ian Cheng at the Shed," Frieze
"Interview: Isaac Julien," PIN UP
"Review: Kim Farkas at Downs & Ross," Art in America
"Review: Diane Severin Nguyen at Sculpture Center," Frieze
"Interview: Candice Lin,"
"Review: Durer and After at the Clark Art Institute," Art in America
"Interview: Jacolby Satterwhite," Art-Agenda
"Interview: Kenjiro Okazaki," Frieze

"The rise of Latinx artists in Los Angeles," Financial Times
"Review: Aria Dean at REDCAT," Art in America
"Interview: Julien Nguyen,"
"Review: 'Far from Respectable: Dave Hickey and His Art' by Daniel Oppenheimer," Art in America

"Kissing Through a Bullet Hole: Alexandra Noel," Mousse
"Review: 'Culture Strike' by Laura Raicovich," Art-Agenda
"Summer Words: 'Lost in Summerland' by Barrett Swanson," Los Angeles Review of Books

"Review: Janiva Ellis at ICA Miami," Frieze
"Review: 'The Hard Crowd' by Rachel Kushner," Frieze
"Interview: Rindon Johnson,"
"The Museum Shoots Twice: 'The Brutish Museums' by Dan Hicks," The Baffler

"Review: Ben Sakoguchi at Bel Ami," Frieze
"Review: Meriem Bennani at Francois Ghebaly," Art in America
"Practical Magic: On Art, Money, and Metaphor," Art-Agenda

"Our Commerce and Our Freedom, or: Why I'm Leaving (For) New York," Los Angeles Review of Books
"Review: Alex Prager at LACMA," CARLA 24
"Interview: Aria Dean on Designing an Anti-Monument," Frieze

"Review: Sean Townley at Kristina Kite," CARLA 23
"Michigander, Michigoose," text for The Journey, curated by Maria Petchnig
"Amalia Ulman's 'El Planeta,'" Frieze

"Review: Hamishi Farah at Chateau Shatto," Art in America
"Into the Sun of Sadness: Bas Jan and Greta," East of Borneo
"The Lighthouse: Drinking the Fuel / On the Rocks," CARLA 22
"Metabolic Survivors: McKenzie Wark's 'Sensoria,'" Los Angeles Review of Books
"Review: David Horvitz at Praz-Delavallade," Art in America
"Review: Patrick Jackson," Frieze

"Review: Made in L.A. 2020: a version," Art-Agenda
"Interview: Allan McCollum," X-TRA

"Review: JB in JT," Art in America
"Days of Take," CARLA 21
"Review: Jennifer J. Lee at Chateau Shatto"
"The Spirit of '70," Affidavit

"Review: 'Screen-Talk' by Neïl Beloufa," Frieze
"Enter the Neoliberal Hellscape of Conner O'Malley," Garage
"Review: Josh Kline at VSF Seoul," Art in America
"Skins Within: Ed Atkins, Sondra Perry, Ian Cheng," Art-Agenda

"The Footmen of Liberalism: Alexander Zevin on the Economist," Los Angeles Review of Books
"Review: 'No Go Backs' by Stanya Kahn," Art in America
"Spiritual Coroner: Gala Porras-Kim," CARLA 20
"Review: Lauren Halsey at David Kordansky," Art in America
"Review: 'Agnes Pelton, Desert Transcendentalist' at the Whitney," Art in America
"Notes on the conditions of photographic display," Objektiv
"Diana Get Your Gun: Matthew Barney's Redoubt," X-TRA Online
"Review: 'New Images of Man' by Alison Gingeras at Blum & Poe," Art in America
"Parasites in Love," CARLA 19
"Review: Heji Shin at Reena Spaulings LA," Art in America
"Building Open Doors: Fiona Connor," essay for the monograph '+1 310 951 9459'

"Reagerotics: Review of 'Make My Day: Movie Culture in the Age of Reagan' by J. Hoberman," X-TRA
"Interview: Todd Gray," Aperture Online
"Review: Tom, Joe, and Rick Potts at Potts," Art in America
"Review: Trisha Donnelly at Matthew Marks," Frieze

"Waiting for Teargas: Hong Kong," Art-Agenda
"Tank Dog: Review of 'Art in China After 1989' at SFMOMA," X-TRA
"Review: 'Lari Pittman: Declaration of Independence' at the Hammer Museum," Art-Agenda
"His Emails: Kenneth Goldsmith on Hillary Clinton," Frieze Online

"The Briar and the Tar: Nayland Blake at the ICA LA," CARLA 18
"Memelord as Critic: Brad Troemel and his Memes," Art in America Online
"Review: 'Sturtevant: Memes' at Freedman Fitzpatrick," Art in America
"Review: Jeanette Mundt at Overduin & Co.," Art in America
"Preternatural Growth: Max Hooper Schneider," Kaleidoscope
"Interview: Cauleen Smith," East of Borneo

"Cady Came Home: Cady Noland at MMK," conversation with Rasmus Røhling, X-TRA Online
"Green-Chip: David Hammons at Hauser & Wirth," CARLA 17
"Interview: Terry Allen,"
"Landlords of Detroit: Landlord Colors at Cranbrook Museum of Art," Frieze

"Her Body, Her Self: Amalia Ulman," in the monograph Privilege, YT Pictures (Mandarin)
"Review: 2019 Whitney Biennial," Art-Agenda
"Rabbit Rabbit: Reflections in a Koons," Garage
"I shit on your graves: Mathieu Malouf, Gary Indiana, Luke Turner" CARLA 16

"Interview: Luo Yang," Objektiv
"Review: Tony Cokes at Hannah Hoffman," Art in America
"Review: Diamond Stingily at CCA Wattis," Frieze

"American Psyche," catalog essay for Psyche and Politics, Luisa Hesse / SK Baden Baden
"The Cross on the Cross," MANA Contemporary
"Seven-Minute Dream Machine: Jordan Wolfson's Female Figure," CARLA 15

"Review: Jesse Mockrin at Night Gallery," Art in America
"Interview: Claire Tabouret," Perrotin Gallery Yearbook
"Review: Dan Colen at Gagosian Beverly Hills," Art in America
"Who Can Live Forever: Liz Glynn," essay for the monograph 'Objects and Actions,' Mass MOCA

"Review: Max Hooper Schneider at Jenny's," Frieze
"Interview: Frank Benson," catalog text, Astrup Fearnley Museet
"Ruben Brandt, Collector is Art Movie Therapy," Garage
"Review: Nancy Spero, 'Paper Mirror' at Museo Tamayo," Art-Agenda
"Review: lauren woods at CSULB," Art-Agenda
"JP|Ringier and their Artists," X-TRA
"Lynch in Traffic," CARLA 14
"Interview: Aria Dean, Going Formal" X-TRA Online
"Breath for Sale: Danh Vo at the Guggenheim," X-TRA
"Review: Jess at Kohn Gallery," Art in America, November 2018
"Review: FRONT Triennial," Art-Agenda
"The Jaws of Progress: Stopping the 710," Garage
"Review: Fernando Palma Rodríguez," Frieze

"Oddly Satisfying Art," CARLA 13
"The Ambassadors: Dennis Rodman and this Golden and Hellish Age of Celebrity-Dominated Politics," Garage
"Review: 'Hyperobjects' at Ballroom Marfa," Art-Agenda
"Review: Made in L.A. 2018," Frieze

"Profile: Norm Laich, The LA Artworld's Gun for Hire," Frieze Online
"Interior States of the Art," CARLA 12
"her Body, her Self: Amalia Ulman," CURA. 28
"In Conversation: Marina Pinsky and Carter Mull," Objektiv #17
"Profile: Torbjørn Rødland," Aperture, Fall 2018
"Review: Dave Hullfish Bailey: Hardscrabble," Art-Agenda
"Interview: Dena Yago," Garage
"Soylent Beige: The Middle Grey of Taste," e-flux journal

"C.D.C. by F.C.," wall text for Closed Down Clubs by Fiona Connor, Mackey Apartments/MAK Center
"Proto-Walls: The Border Wall Prototypes and Smithson's New Monuments," Garage
"Ann Carlson's 'Doggie Hamlet,'"Garage
"Distributed DISsent," Frieze Online

"one pill, two pill; red pill, blue pill," Text for Home Bodies, curated by Emma Kemp
"On Laura Owens on Laura Owens," CARLA 11
"The Other Wall: Ronald Rael's Borderwall As Architecture," X-TRA

"Checkmate, Atheists: Intention and Ambiguity in Contemporary Art," Affidavit
"L.A. Povera," CARLA 10
"2049 Cigarettes: Smoking in Blade Runner," Garage
"Interview: Fiona Duncan/Hard to Read," Kaleidoscope
"AHF/FGT: These STD-Check Billboards Are Going Viral," Garage
"The Poltergeist," Objektiv (Subjektiv II)
"A Response to Nizan Shaked," X-TRA
"Op-Ed: An Ultra-red Line," X-TRA
"Review: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry," X-TRA, Fall 2017
"white-wall white," East of Borneo
"A Concrete Worm: Philip K. Dick's Art of Truth," Art Papers, Summer 2017
"Us & Them, Now & Then: Reconstituting Group Material," CARLA 9
"500 Words: Harry Gamboa Jr.,"
"Pacific Standard Time: Imports and Exports: Eduardo Sarabia," Frieze

"Review: William E. Jones," Frieze
"Cosmic Thing: KNOWLEDGES at the Mount Wilson Observatory,"
"Spaces: The Shipping Container," Art-Agenda
"Review: John Divola,"
"Review: Goya, Rafman, and Rhoades," Even 7
"Kanye Westworld," CARLA 8

"From I Love Dick to Louie: TV on Art," The Guardian
"Review: Concrete Island," Art-Agenda
"Review: Stanya Kahn," Frieze

"Review: We Kill Everything, Ron Pollard," Objektiv
"Review: Miljohn Ruperto," Frieze

"How the Town Hall Still Rages: The Wooster Group's Town Hall Affair," The Guardian
"Land Rites: On Rafa Esparza," Frieze

"Fear of Decay: Interview with Candice Lin," WAX Magazine 8
"Put On a Happy Face: On Dynasty Handbag," CARLA 7
"Review: Michael E. Smith," Frieze

"Review: Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the World," The Guardian
"Prop 65 (The Sick Table): Table Breath by Nick Kramer," Ours is a City of Writers
"Review: Breaking News at the Getty," Aperture Blog
"Hell Heats Up, But There's Still Room: How the New York Times Covers Los Angeles Art," The Art Los Angeles Reader 3

"Review: Wolfgang Tillmans," Objektiv
"Review: Isa Genzken," Art-Agenda
"The Drop Shadow of Doubt: Laura Owens and Lutz Bacher," X-TRA

"Kenneth Tam's Basement," CARLA 6
"Review: Made in L.A. 2016," Art Papers
"Review: Hanne Darboven," Frieze

"The Box Set: Donald Judd's Writings," Even 5
"Interview: Julien Prévieux," Objektiv #13
"Before They Were Stars: Douglas Crimp's Before Pictures," Aperture Blog
"Bomb with Stark and Spero," X-TRA
"Escape from Bunker Hill: John Knight at REDCAT," CARLA 5
"Review: iwillmedievalfutureyou4," Frieze

"Hito Steyerl's 'Factory of the Sun' at MOCA," The Exhibitionist Blog
"Review: Pentti Monkkonen at Jenny's," Frieze

"Review: 'The Present in Drag,' The 9th Berlin Biennale," Art-Agenda
"The Image of Trisha Donnelly at Matthew Marks," X-TRA
"Review: Jean Baudrillard, Amalia Ulman, Hotel Theory," Even 4
"500 Words: Thom Andersen,"
"Review: Robert Mapplethorpe," Objectiv
"Great Ballz of Fire: LAPD's 'What Fuels Development,'"
"Light Industrial Pastoral," Laurel Doody Newsletter, February 25, 2016
"Review: Seth Price," Frieze

"Review: David Snyder at Michael Benevento," Art-Agenda
"Interview: Tacita Dean," Aperture

"Paper Cells / Cloud Cities," catalog essay for Etienne Zack: The Sun Torn from the Sky, Esker Foundation, Calgary
"Some Form of Life: Then They Form Us at MCASB," X-TRA
"In Focus: Lazaros," Frieze

"Review: New Objectivity," Frieze d/e
"New Bodies for Old Walls," The Art Los Angeles Reader 2
"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
"Veil & Vault: The Broad by DS+R," Frieze

"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
"Review: Pat O'Neill," Artforum
"A/The//Grid/Work: Charles Gaines," X-TRA
"Review: Marcus Herse," Artforum
"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
"Flyover Country: The First Annual NYC Drone Film Festival,"
"Review: Frances Scholz," Artforum
"Review: Pedro Reyes and Ernesto Mallard," Artforum
"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
"Review: Body x Body and Odelion Redon," Artforum
"Meditations on a Diptych," The Brooklyn Rail
"Review: Josh Mannis," Artforum
"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
"Desert Bust: Oliver Payne at 356 S Mission Rd.,"
"Review: Liz Glynn," Artforum
"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
"Review: BESHT," The Art Book Review
"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
"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
"Billions y Billions,"
"No, George W. Bush's Paintings Tell Us Nothing About Iraq," Salon
"Review: Jennifer Bolande," Art Papers
"Review: EXHIBITIONS by Santiago Borja, Edgar Orlaineta and Tilman Wendland," Art Papers
"Review: Stephanie Taylor," Artforum
"Pierced by Shards: Ehren Tool," X-TRA
"Cassady's Game," on the occasion of Hall of Flowers by Matt Siegle, Anthony Greaney, Boston
Spiralogues, Golden Spike Press
"Best of 2012,"
"Review: Candice Lin," Artforum
"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
"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
"Self-Portrait as Plastinated Cock," CalArts MFA Graduate Catalog
"THE END CLUB," Public Fiction 3
"Review: Brian Bress," Artforum
"(!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

"Review: JEQU," Artforum
"Review: Under the Big Black Sun," ...might be good
"Lit d'Ombre" in Writing for Dormatories, catalog accompanying Trouble Rainbow II, Favorite Goods, Los Angeles
"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


"Scales," co-curated with Erin Calla Watson, Leroy's, Los Angeles, CA
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


"LARB Presents: I Will Not Publish Any More Boring Art," panel at Frieze LA moderated by Kate Wolf, Los Angeles, CA
"A Snake Whistles (Three American Poems)," with Bruce Hainley, The Main Museum, Los Angeles, CA
"Bombs with Bodies: Nancy Spero's War Series," Potts, Alhambra, CA
"War with Bodies," The Box, Los Angeles, CA
"Travis Diehl and Rasmus Røhling In Conversation," SixtyEight Art Institute, Copenhagen
"Spiralogues," Classroom at Los Angeles Art Book Fair, Los Angeles, CA
"Love and Truth," panel at Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA
"'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


Rabkin Prize in Visual Arts Journalism
Artist in Residence, The Main Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Critic in Residence, Otis College of Art and Design
Critic in Residence, Otis College of Art and Design
Danish Arts Council International Research Grant, Copenhagen, Denmark
Visiting Faculty, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
Editorial Board, X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly
Danish Arts Council International Research Grant, Copenhagen, Denmark
Creative Capital / Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant
Artist in Residence, ISLAND, Bellaire, MI

Last Update 7.29.22