Jeremiah Ariaz

JEREMIAH ARIAZ was raised in Kansas and is now an Associate Professor of Art at Louisiana State University. He received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and MFA from the State University of New York at Buffalo.His work has been a decade-long dialogue between the real and imagined West. With the photographs from his most recent project, LOUISIANA TRAIL RIDERSAriaz was named the 2018 Louisiana State Fellow and awarded the Southern Arts Finalist Prize from South Arts. He was also the recipient of the 2018 Michael P. Smith Award for Documentary Photography from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.

A solo exhibition of the work opened summer 2018 at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University in Durham, NC, and is currently on view at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens in Nashville, TN. The work will travel to the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art in Manhattan, KSin 2019, and the Acadiana Center For The Arts, Lafayette, LA in 2020.

UL Press released the monograph LOUISIANA TRAIL RIDERS in fall 2018. The book has been featured in U.S. News and World Report, the Paris Review, Oxford American, among others. LOUISIANA TRAIL RIDERS bridgesAriaz’s long-standing interest in the American West and his current home in the South.

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