Jamie Diamond

Studio Building
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Studio Location
Self-portrait at Target with Nico & Annabelle
Four strangers at the Wall Street Inn posing as a family
Three strangers at the Best Western posing as a family
Four strangers at the Hilton posing as a family
Five strangers at the Harmonie Club posing as a family
Artist's Statement

I work primarily in photography and video, investigating the rituals and codes that regulate photographic behavior. I am interested in challenging photographic preconceptions by exposing the insincerity of the pose, staging personal events for the camera and asking strangers to perform forced intimate moments. I am interested in the performance of the portrait, the pantomimes we as sitter instinctively enact and the spaces within which the performance takes place.


 Solo exhibitions include Moeller Snow Gallery in New York, NY (2008/09). Group exhibitions include the Overture Center for the Arts, Madison Wisconsin (2005); Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (2008); the Ice Box Project Space, Philadelphia, PA (2008); Michael Steinberg Gallery, New York, NY (2008); Ceres Gallery, New York, NY (2008); and Ramis Barquet, New York, NY (2009). Diamond is a recipient of the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship Award (2008) and was a visiting artist at New York University (2009). She recently finished the Workspace Artist Residency Program at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in the financial district, New York, NY (2008/09).