Jamie Diamond is a photo-based artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Diamond is a recipient of the Artist in Residence program at Mass Moca & Skidmore College (2016), the NYFA Fellowship Award in Photography (2014), Artist in Residence at The Bronx Museum (2014), Artist in Residence at the Mana Residencies program at Mana Contemporary (2014), LMCC Swing Space residency (2013), LMCC Work Space residency (2008-2009) and the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship Award (2008). Diamond’s work has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, artnet, AnOther Magazine, Whitewall, Muse Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Aperture, Hyperallergic, The Huffington Post, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Artsy, Phaidon among others. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, some of which include, Osservatorio, Fondazione Prada (Italy), Prada Mode (Hong Kong), Galerie Frank Pages (Geneva), AJL Art (Berlin), Mass MoCA (North Adams), The Bronx Museum (New York) and Catherine Edelman (Chicago). Diamond received her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 and BA from the University of Wisconsin in 2005. Since 2009, Diamond has been lecturing in photography at the University of Pennsylvania and is currently the Undergraduate Photography Coordinator of UPenn’s Fine Art Department.
For the last 15 years, I have been making art about the human desire for intimacy, real and imagined, organic and synthetic. I am interested in photography’s role in the construction of personal myth and the fabrication of memory, as well as the disparity between image and reality. Much of my work explores and documents the dance between what is authentic, and what is projected or constructed. I am interested in the intersection between fiction and representation, in deconstructing the photograph, and challenging our perception as viewers. Through collaborations with strangers, mimes, professional actors and untrained outsider artists, I use recognizable photographic language to make objects, construct events, and forge artificial histories and relationships for the camera, exploring the inherent fictions and complex perspectives of photography, and the conflation between the documentary and constructed tableaux genres.