Travis Diehl

Prism of Reality

w/ Sneaky Snake at the Black Box


"American Psyche," catalog essay for Psyche and Politics, Luisa Hesse / SK Baden Baden
"The Cross on the Cross," MANA Contemporary {forthcoming}
"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, Susan Cross / Mass MOCA {forthcoming}
"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 Museu 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,"
"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,"
"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, Fall/Winter 2017/2018
"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, Summer 2017
"Review: We Kill Everything, Ron Pollard," Objektiv
"Review: Miljohn Ruperto," Frieze, May 2017
"How the Town Hall Still Rages: The Wooster Group's Town Hall Affair," The Guardian
"Land Rites: On Rafa Esparza," Frieze, April 2017
"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, April 2017
"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, Winter 2017
"Kenneth Tam's Basement," CARLA 6
"Review: Made in L.A. 2016," Art Papers, September/October 2016
"Review: Hanne Darboven," Frieze, December 2016
"The Box Set: Donald Judd's Writings," Even 5
"Before They Were Stars: Douglas Crimp's Before Pictures," Aperture Blog
"Bomb with Stark and Spero," X-Tra, Fall 2016
"Escape from Bunker Hill: John Knight at REDCAT," CARLA 5
"Review: iwillmedievalfutureyou4," Frieze, October 2016
"Hito Steyerl's 'Factory of the Sun' at MOCA," The Exhibitionist Blog
"Review: Pentti Monkkonen at Jenny's," Frieze, September 2016
"Review: 'The Present in Drag,' The 9th Berlin Biennale," Art-Agenda
"The Image of Trisha Donnelly at Matthew Marks," X-Tra, Summer 2016
"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, 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
"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
"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
"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
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
"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


"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

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