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The Landscape and Things in the Way


John Divola

John Divola (1949, Los Angeles) works primarily with photography and digital imaging. Since 1975, he has taught photography and art at numerous institutions including California Institute of the Arts (1978-1988), and since 1988, he has been a Professor of Art at the University of California, Riverside. Divola's work has been featured in more than sixty solo exhibitions in the United States, Japan, Europe, Mexico, and Australia. His work has also been included in more than two hundred group exhibitions. Among Divola’s Awards are Individual Artist Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (1973, 1976, 1979, 1990) and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (1986). His recent books include Continuity (Ram Publications, 1997), Isolated Houses (Nazraeli, 2000), Dogs Chasing My Car in the Desert (Nazraeli, 2004), Three Acts (Aperture, 2006), and The Green of This Notebook (Nazraeli, 2009). While he has approached a broad range of subjects, Divola is currently moving through the landscape looking for the oscillating edge between the abstract and the specific.