Travis Diehl

Prism of Reality

A writer.

The New York Times
Los Angeles Review of Books
X-TRA Contemporary Art Journal
Art in America

"Euro Trash: Waste Management in Italy," TANK
"Feature: John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres at the Bronx Museum," The New York Times
"Surreal Things," Art in America
"Into the Sun of Sadness: Bas Jan and Greta," East of Borneo
"The Spirit of '70," Affidavit
"Building Open Doors: Fiona Connor," essay for the monograph '+1 310 951 9459'
"Her Body, Her Self: Amalia Ulman," in the monograph Privilege, YT Pictures (Mandarin)
"American Psyche," catalog essay for Psyche and Politics, Luisa Hesse / SK Baden Baden
"Who Can Live Forever: Liz Glynn," essay for the monograph 'Objects and Actions,' Mass MOCA
"JP|Ringier and their Artists," X-TRA
"Soylent Beige: The Middle Grey of Taste," e-flux journal
"Checkmate, Atheists: Intention and Ambiguity in Contemporary Art," Affidavit
"The Other Wall: Ronald Rael's Borderwall As Architecture," X-TRA
"white-wall white," East of Borneo
"A Concrete Worm: Philip K. Dick's Art of Truth," Art Papers
"Kanye Westworld," CARLA
"Hell Heats Up, But There's Still Room: How the New York Times Covers Los Angeles Art," The Art Los Angeles Reader
"Animalaise," Art Papers
"Stationary Orbit of a Black Hole: Trevor Paglen, Christopher Nolan, and the Power of Love," The Art LA Reader
"After Jeff Koons: A Retrospective," Los Angeles Review of Books
"A/The//Grid/Work: Charles Gaines," X-TRA
"The Jack Box Death Trip," East of Borneo
"Universal Steel: Mark di Suvero, Occupy Wall Street, and the Artists' Tower of Protest," East of Borneo
"Spiralogues," Golden Spike Press

"Girls Visions Everything: 'Same Old Paradise' by Alexis Smith," Artforum
"Facing Violence with Ballots and Brushes: The Art of January 6," The New York Times
"The Dove of Criticism: A Photo Manifesto," Objektiv
"Practical Magic: On Art, Money, and Metaphor," Art-Agenda
"Enter the Neoliberal Hellscape of Conner O'Malley," Garage
"Skins Within: Ed Atkins, Sondra Perry, Ian Cheng," Art-Agenda
"Notes on the conditions of photographic display," Objektiv
"Memelord as Critic: Brad Troemel and his Memes," Art in America
"The Cross on the Cross," MANA Contemporary
"Seven-Minute Dream Machine: Jordan Wolfson's Female Figure," CARLA 15
"Rabbit Rabbit: Reflections in a Koons," Garage
"I shit on your graves: Mathieu Malouf, Gary Indiana, Luke Turner" CARLA 16
"Lynch in Traffic," CARLA 14
"Waiting for Teargas: Hong Kong," Art-Agenda
"The Ambassadors: Dennis Rodman and this Golden and Hellish Age of Celebrity-Dominated Politics," Garage
"Proto-Walls: The Border Wall Prototypes and Smithson's New Monuments," Garage
"Distributed DISsent," Frieze Online
"His Emails: Kenneth Goldsmith on Hillary Clinton," Frieze Online
"On Laura Owens on Laura Owens," CARLA 11
"2049 Cigarettes: Smoking in Blade Runner," Garage
"AHF/FGT: These STD-Check Billboards Are Going Viral," Garage
"The Drop Shadow of Doubt: Laura Owens and Lutz Bacher," X-TRA
"A Response to Nizan Shaked," X-TRA
"Op-Ed: An Ultra-red Line," X-TRA
"Us & Them, Now & Then: Reconstituting Group Material," CARLA 9
"Cosmic Thing: KNOWLEDGES at the Mount Wilson Observatory,"
"Selling Nothing: Stan Douglas's Monodramas," Objektiv
"White Lee, Black Lee," CARLA 2
"Spaces: The Shipping Container," Art-Agenda
"Meditations on a Diptych," The Brooklyn Rail
"From I Love Dick to Louie: TV on Art," The Guardian
"Crystal Visions: "State of the Art" at Crystal Bridges,"
"Networked Television: KCHUNG TV at the Hammer Museum,"
"Desert Bust: Oliver Payne at 356 S Mission Rd.,"
"East of Eden: DTLA,"
"How the West Was Won: Doug Aitken's Station to Station,"
"Flyover Country: The First Annual NYC Drone Film Festival,"
"Office Romance: CLUI's On-Site Office Trailers Architecture Tour,"
"Billions y Billions,"
"No, George W. Bush's Paintings Tell Us Nothing About Iraq," Salon

Interviews & Profiles
"Interview: David Hartt,""
"The Many Lives of Martine Syms," The New York Times
"Buck Ellison's Great White Society," The New York Times
"Interview: Emma Stern,"
"Profile: Pippa Garner," The Financial Times
"Interview: Isaac Julien," PIN UP
"Interview: Jacolby Satterwhite," Art-Agenda
"Interview: Kenjiro Okazaki," Frieze
"Interview: Julien Nguyen,"
"Profile: Kissing Through a Bullet Hole: Alexandra Noel," Mousse
"Interview: Rindon Johnson,"
"Interview: Aria Dean on Designing an Anti-Monument," Frieze
"Interview: Piece Piece: Allan McCollum," X-TRA
"Profile: Spiritual Coroner: Gala Porras-Kim," CARLA 20
"Interview: Todd Gray," Aperture Online
"Interview: Candice Lin,"
"Interview: Cauleen Smith," East of Borneo
"Cady Came Home: Cady Noland at MMK," conversation with Rasmus Røhling, X-TRA Online
"Interview: Terry Allen,"
"Interview: Luo Yang," Objektiv
"Interview: Frank Benson," catalog text, Astrup Fearnley Museet
"Interview: Aria Dean, Going Formal" X-TRA Online
"Profile: Norm Laich, The LA Artworld's Gun for Hire," Frieze Online
"Profile: her Body, her Self: Amalia Ulman," CURA. 28
"Interview: Marina Pinsky and Carter Mull," Objektiv #17
"Profile: Torbjørn Rødland," Aperture, Fall 2018
"Interview: Dena Yago," Garage
"500 Words: Harry Gamboa Jr.,"
"Land Rites: On Rafa Esparza," Frieze
"Interview: Candice Lin," WAX Magazine 8
"Put On a Happy Face: On Dynasty Handbag," CARLA 7
"Interview: Thom Andersen,"
"Interview: Tacita Dean," Aperture
"Profile: Lazaros," Frieze
"Interview: Yoshua Okon,"
"Interview: Judith Bernstein,"

"Review: Rafik Anadol: MoMA's Daydream of Progress," The New York Times
"Review: Christopher Kulendran Thomas at the ICA London," The New York Times
"Pick: Darja Bajagić and Lionel Maunz at Downs & Ross," The New York Times
"Pick: Tom Sachs at Acquavella," The New York Times
"Review: Sissel Tolas at the ICA Philadelphia," Flash Art
"Review: SIREN at Amant," The New York Times
"Pick: Nosferasta at Someday," The New York Times
"Pick: Mario Ayala at Deitch Projects," The New York Times
"Pick: Rindon Johnson at Francois Ghebaly," The New York Times
"Review: Chadwick Rantanen at Bel Ami," Art in America
"Review: The Painter's New Tools at Nahmad Contemporary," The New York Times
"Review: Spencer Longo at King's Leap," Frieze
"Pick: Anne Imhof at Galerie Buchholz," The New York Times
"Pick: 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
"Pick: Heidelberg Project at Martos Gallery," The New York Times
"Review: EJ Hill at Oxy Arts," Art in America
"Review: Ulysses Jenkins at the Hammer Museum," The New York Times
"Review: 'Moby Dick' by Wu Tsang,"
"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
"Review: 'I Don't Know You Like That' at the Bemis Center," Frieze
"Review: Prospect.5 Biennial," Frieze
"Glitch Feminist Realism: Glitch Feminism by Legacy Russell," X-TRA
"Review: Soft Water Hard Stone (The New Museum Triennial)," Art in America
"Review: Ian Cheng at the Shed," Frieze
"Review: Kim Farkas at Downs & Ross," Art in America
"Review: Diane Severin Nguyen at Sculpture Center," Frieze
"Review: Durer and After at the Clark Art Institute," Art in America
"Review: Aria Dean at REDCAT," Art in America
"Review: 'Far from Respectable: Dave Hickey and His Art' by Daniel Oppenheimer," Art in America
"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
"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
"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
"Review: Sean Townley at Kristina Kite," CARLA 23
"Amalia Ulman's 'El Planeta,'" Frieze
"Review: Hamishi Farah at Chateau Shatto," Art in America
"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
"Review: JB in JT," Art in America
"Review: Jennifer J. Lee at Chateau Shatto"
"Review: 'Screen-Talk' by Neïl Beloufa," Frieze
"Review: Josh Kline at VSF Seoul," Art in America
"The Footmen of Liberalism: Alexander Zevin on the Economist," Los Angeles Review of Books
"Review: 'No Go Backs' by Stanya Kahn," Art in America
"Review: Lauren Halsey at David Kordansky," Art in America
"Review: 'Agnes Pelton, Desert Transcendentalist' at the Whitney," Art in America
"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
"Review: Heji Shin at Reena Spaulings LA," Art in America
"Reagerotics: Review of 'Make My Day: Movie Culture in the Age of Reagan' by J. Hoberman," X-TRA
"Review: Tom, Joe, and Rick Potts at Potts," Art in America
"Review: Trisha Donnelly at Matthew Marks," Frieze
"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
"The Briar and the Tar: Nayland Blake at the ICA LA," CARLA 18
"Review: 'Sturtevant: Memes' at Freedman Fitzpatrick," Art in America
"Review: Jeanette Mundt at Overduin & Co.," Art in America
"Green-Chip: David Hammons at Hauser & Wirth," CARLA 17
"Landlords of Detroit: Landlord Colors at Cranbrook Museum of Art," Frieze
"Review: 2019 Whitney Biennial," Art-Agenda
"Review: Tony Cokes at Hannah Hoffman," Art in America
"Review: Diamond Stingily at CCA Wattis," Frieze
"Review: Jesse Mockrin at Night Gallery," Art in America
"Review: Dan Colen at Gagosian Beverly Hills," Art in America
"Review: Max Hooper Schneider at Jenny's," Frieze
"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
"Breath for Sale: Danh Vo at the Guggenheim," X-TRA
"Review: Jess at Kohn Gallery," Art in America>
"Review: FRONT Triennial," Art-Agenda
"Review: 'Hyperobjects' at Ballroom Marfa," Art-Agenda
"Review: Made in L.A. 2018," Frieze
"Review: Dave Hullfish Bailey at REDCAT," Art-Agenda
"Ann Carlson's 'Doggie Hamlet,'"Garage
"Review: Kerry James Marshall: Mastry," X-TRA
"Review: William E. Jones," Frieze
"Review: John Divola,"
"Review: Francisco Goya, Jon Rafman, and Jason Rhoades," Even
"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
"Review: Michael E. Smith," Frieze
"Review: Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the World," The Guardian
"Review: Breaking News at the Getty," Aperture Blog
"Review: Wolfgang Tillmans," Objektiv
"Review: Isa Genzken," Art-Agenda
"Kenneth Tam's Basement," CARLA
"Review: Hanne Darboven," Frieze
"The Box Set: Donald Judd's Writings," Even
"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
"Review: iwillmedievalfutureyou4," Frieze
"Hito Steyerl's 'Factory of the Sun' at MOCA," The Exhibitionist Blog
"Desert as Plinth: Noah Purifoy at LACMA," 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
"Review: Robert Mapplethorpe," Objectiv
"Review: Seth Price," Frieze
"Review: David Snyder at Michael Benevento," Art-Agenda
"Review: New Objectivity," Frieze d/e
"Review: Matthew Barney, Rachel Harrison, Power and Pathos," Even
"Veil & Vault: The Broad by DS+R," Frieze
"Nearing Completion: Frank Gehry," The Exhibitionist Blog
"Plotting a Post-Crash Potboiler: 'Headless' by G+S," X-TRA
"Review: Renée Green, Pierre Huyghe, Ei Arakawa and Karl Holmqvist," Even
"Review: Allan Sekula: Facing the Music," Objektiv
"Ascending a Little: Matt Siegle," X-TRA
"Review: Frances Scholz," Artforum
"Review: Body x Body and Odelion Redon," Artforum
"Review: Josh Mannis," Artforum
"Fast, Flat & Out of Control: Sean Kennedy's Mixed Messages," X-TRA
"Review: Liz Glynn," Artforum
"Review: Emilie Halpern," Artforum
"Bleeding Horizons: 'Seeing Things Invisible: Forrest Bess,'" Los Angeles Review of Books
"Review: Wu Tsang," Artforum
"Druggy Rich Guy's Lament: You Owe Me a Feeling by Friedrich Kunath," The Art Book Review
"Review: Dan Finsel," Artforum
"Review: Jennifer Bolande," Art Papers
"Pierced by Shards: Ehren Tool," X-TRA
"Review: Candice Lin," Artforum
"Review: Two Cabins by James Benning," The Art Book Review
"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
"Review: Brian Bress," Artforum
"(!x==[33]) Volume 1 Book 1 by .UNFO," HTMLGiant
"Trespass Parade by Arto Lindsay, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and West of Rome," X-TRA
"Review: JEQU," Artforum

Four Poems, Forever
"Building 7," for Isabel Yellin at M.LeBlanc
"Michigander, Michigoose," text for The Journey, curated by Maria Petchnig
"C.D.C. by F.C.," wall text for Closed Down Clubs by Fiona Connor, Mackey Apartments/MAK Center
"one pill, two pill; red pill, blue pill," Text for Home Bodies, curated by Emma Kemp
"Prop 65 (The Sick Table): Table Breath by Nick Kramer," Ours is a City of Writers
"Light Industrial Pastoral," Laurel Doody Newsletter, February 25, 2016
"Lust for Cassady," on the occasion of 'Hall of Flowers' by Matt Siegle, Anthony Greaney, Boston
"On Psychic Hallway: One Year Among the Fencers," Night Papers 3
"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
"THE END CLUB," Public Fiction 3
"To Sip an Ocean," P&Co. (JOAN)

Maria Petschnig and Ben Borden, exhibition co-curated with Makayla Bailey and Erin Calla Watson, As It Stands, Los Angeles, CA
"Scales," screening co-curated with Erin Calla Watson, Leroy's, Los Angeles, CA
"'Jack's Back' & Other Commercials," screening, metro pcs, Los Angeles, CA
Three White Soldiers, curated by Chiara Giovando, Skogen, Gotenborg
Cinema Reset, Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA
"Shadow Spills," Solo, Tif's Desk, Los Angeles, CA
Digital Moving Images Festival, Cuchifritos, New York, NY
Pixilerations 8, RISDI, Portland, RI
"Walk thru Walls," Anthony Greaney Gallery, Boston, MA
Hors Pistes 2011, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Readings & Lectures
Conversation with Gary Simmons, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
Scribe Tribe, organized by Lily Lady, Nublu, New York, NY
"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
The Foreign Correspondant, Public Fiction, Los Angeles, CA
"Love and Truth," panel at Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA
Artists Read Baldessari, Printed Matter's Los Angeles Art Book Fair, Los Angeles, CA
Five Points Reading Series, Workspace, Los Angeles, CA
Sumarr Reading Series, Lancaster, CA
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
Danish Arts Council International Research Grant, Copenhagen, Denmark
Visiting Faculty, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
Editorial Board, X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly
Creative Capital / Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant
Artist in Residence, ISLAND, Bellaire, MI

Last Update 12.29.22