My work encompasses both the outer world of street and nature photography and inner perceptions of a cosmos consisting of energy, light and movement. Some bodies of work are straight depictions of the human condition. Others are pure appreciation of birds and landscapes. And much of my most recent work is a distillation of meditations exploring cosmic connections - delving into the nature of water and light, finding wonder and mystery in reflections and ripples - seeing the universe in a wave, the interconnectedness of a wet leaf and the night sky or finding a galaxy in the rust and corrosion on a car hood. I use digital techniques to blur photography and painting, matter and spirit.
Articles, Blogs, Interviews and Reviews:
Griffin Museum of Photography - "Viewing the natural world and its tiny universes can lead to galactic ideas and visions. L. Aviva Diamond captures light and movement in visions that seem galactic in scale, yet look at small surroundings. Her connection to the landscape crafts celestial visions."
Art and Cake - "One enters a stunning spiritual space that crosses boundaries between dreamscape and natural beauty; the viewer enters a dazzling space that is at once haunting and holy. It would be hard to overstate the lush loveliness of the images, which pull the viewer in as if born on an all-encompassing wave." - Genie Davis, Art and Cake
Art and Cake - "Diamond has captured the mystical human/nature experience in these works by giving us a deep, rich glimpse into simple complexity. Slow down…and read…the textures of her visual poetry." - Jennifer Susan Jones, Art and Cake
Diversions LA - "Diamond allows viewers to slip beneath a shifting surface to reach something far deeper, an ethereal and transcendent cosmology, from which she shapes work that transport and expand." - Genie Davis, Diversions LA
Voyage LA Profile
2020 - "Hobson's Choice" Virtual Exhibition, Torrance Art Museum
2020 – “Light Stream” – Solo Show at Gallery 825, Los Angeles
2020 – “What Is It About Trees” curated by Susanna Meiers – El Camino College Art Gallery
2020 – “Perceive Me” curated by Kristine Schomaker, Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles
2020 – “Floating Worlds” juried by Juri Koll, Venice Institute of Contemporary Art – Gallery 825, Los Angeles
2019 – “CA 101” curated by Nina Zak Laddon
2019 – TAG Gallery – HoldYou Foundation 4th Annual Art Auction
2019 – LA UP Gallery – “SEXPOSED” curated by Colette Von
2019 – Artillery Magazine – “Code Orange” finalist in July/August & September/October
2019 – TAG Gallery – “California Open Exhibition” juried by Ruth Weisberg
2019 – TAG Gallery – “Lyme Away 4 Silent Auction”
2019 – Annenberg Space for Photography – Photoville LA – “With Water/Without Water”
2019 – Inland Empire Museum of Art – Panel Discussion – “Creativity and Photography”
2018-2019 - Moorpark College Art Gallery - Solo Show - Light Streams
2018 – Center for Fine Art Photography – “Black & White 2018 Exhibition” – juried by Catherine Couturier
2018 – MuzeuMM and Venice Institute of Contemporary Art – “Out In The Street” curated by Juri Koll
2018 – TAG Gallery - “California Open Exhibition” juried by Kim Abeles
2018 - Art Share LA - "Perimeter V"
2018 - Gallery 825 - Los Angeles Art Association Annual Benefit Auction
2018 - “CA 101” curated by Nina Zak Laddon
2018 – Silverlake Coffee – Exhibit curated by Dulce Stein
2018 - Center for Fine Art Photography - “Illuminate 2018” juried by Peggy Sue Amison
2018 - LA Artcore - “LA Artcore 2nd Annual Photographic Competition and Exhibition”
2018 - Griffin Museum of Photography - “Tree Talk” curated by Paula Tognarelli
2017 - Irvine Fine Arts Center - "All Media 2017" juried by Kim Abeles
2017 - Groundspace Project - “It’s a Wonderful World” curated by Betty Ann Brown
2017 - MuzeuMM - "12 Months"
2017 - Neutra Institute Gallery & Museum - "Immigrant Show" and "Protest Show" curated by Dulce Stein
2017 - The Studio Door, San Diego - "The Crow Show" curated by Kathy Kelsey Foley, Director of Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
2017 - Downey Arts Coalition - "Dreamscapes"
2016 - Art Share LA - "Holiday Show "and "Perimeter Show"
2016 - Torrance Art Museum - "MAS Attack"
2016 - Gallery 825 - Los Angeles Art Association Annual Benefit Auction
2016 - The Gallery Presents - "Goddess, noun" curated by Dulce Stein
2016 - "CA 101" - curated by Nina Zak Laddon (piece was also the exhibition catalog cover)
2016 - Los Angeles Center for Digital Art - "Top 40 Winners Exhibit" curated by Mat Gleason of Coagula Curatorial & Kathryn Poindexter of the California Museum of Photography
2016 - Palm Springs Art Museum - "Open Desert" Music and Photographic Arts Showcase curated by Cristopher Cichocki
2016 - Art Share LA - 'Shades of Winter' curated by Shana Nys Dambrot, Cheyanne Sauter, Tara Thomas and David Hollen.
2015 - Orange County Center for Contemporary Art - 'Fashionistas Fight Back' curated by Shana Nys Dambrot
2015 - WAV Gallery, Ventura, CA - 'Arts for Earth' curated by Anna Bermudez
2015 - Latino Art Museum - 'Love Is Back' Exhibition
2015 - Water Works II Exhibition curated by Juri Koll of Venice Institute of Contemporary Art, Heather Stobo and Lisa Casoni of Porch Gallery Ojai, LA-based writer/curator Peter Frank and NY-based critic/writer John Yau
2015 - 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles - 'In The Zone 2015 Photography Exhibition' curated by Andrew Overtoom
2015 - Southern California Women's Caucus for Art (SCWCA)'s 'Pulse of LA' Exhibition, curated by Leslie Cozzi, Curatorial Associate at the Hammer Museum
2015 - Orange County Center for Contemporary Art - "Chaos Theory"
2014 - Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825 "Aurora" exhibit