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b. 1982, Frankfurt, Germany
Lives and works in Joshua Tree and Los Angeles, California 

Education   

2010    Mountain School of Arts, Los Angeles  
2005    BFA Painting, Rhode Island School of Design     

Solo Exhibitions

2018    A Monastic Gig (with Laraaji and Merz), Dampfzentrale Bern, Bern, Switzerland
2014    Sundials, ltd los angeles, Los Angeles 
2012    Breed St., Young Art, Los Angeles 
2012    Bogs (with Hugh Zeigler), Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles 
2011    Palladium, Young Art, Los Angeles  
2009    Daylight Paintings, Young Art, Los Angeles  
2005    Paintings, Lightboxes, Video, Benson Hall Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island     

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019    Labyrinth of Language, Werkartz, Los Angeles
2018    LA Art Show, Macaulay & Co. Fine Art, Los Angeles Convention Center
2017    Summer of Love, Wilding Cran, Los Angeles
               Desert Island, curated by Epicenter Projects, Cochella Valley Art Center, Indio, CA
2016    Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency Benefit Auction, JTHAR, Venice CA
2015    Bloody Red Sun of Fantastic LA, Piasa, Paris (with catalogue)
2014    NADA Miami, ltd los angeles, Los Angeles
               Life Transmissions, The Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Orange County 
              Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency Exhibition, Joshua Tree Art Gallery, Joshua Tree, CA 
              Veils, The Underground Museum, Los Angeles 
              Material Art Fair, So Fine Arts, Mexico City 
2013   NADA Miami, Young Art
              Near Dark, Young Art, Los Angeles
              LAXART Benefit Auction, LAXART, Los Angeles
              LACE Benefit Auction, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles
              Headlands Center for the Arts Benefit Auction, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
2012   NADA Miami, Young Art, Los Angeles
              Close Encounters, Galerie Jeanroch Dard, Paris
2011   The Delta, Alexys Schwartz Projects, Los Angeles  
2010   Big Deal Tiny Creatures, Tiny Creatures, Los Angeles
              What the Dust Brings Together, New Gallery, London
              Like Death, New Mexico Will Catch Up With You in the End, The Fisher Press, Santa Fe
2009   Objets d’Art II, Young Art, Los Angeles,
              Block Party, Young Art, Los Angeles
              Power Solitaire, Partners, New Haven
              No Right Beast, GroupShowHappening, Los Angeles
              The Last Tiny Creature, Tiny Creatures, Los Angeles
2008   Group Show without Andre Butzer, GroupShowHappening, Los Angeles
              Under Alvarado, Mexicali Rose, Mexicali, Mexico
              Shitty Hippy, Tiny Creatures, Los Angeles
2007   Slow Burn, Phantom Galleries, Los Angeles
2006   Ooga Booga Swap Meet, High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, California     

Performances / Screenings

2019   Solstice Sounding: Dusk Till Dawn (with Seth Olinsky), Human Resources Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
              Dropping a Pin in Time (with Merz), Saint Ghetto Festival, Dampfzentrale Bern, Bern, Switzerland
              Dropping a Pin in Time (with Merz), Coaxial Arts, Los Angeles
              Dropping a Pin in Time (with Merz), Perpetual Dune Festival, Wonder Valley, CA
              Dropping a Pin in Time (with Merz), FURSTWURLD, Joshua Tree, CA
              A Monastic Gig (with Laraaji , Merz, and Shahzad Ismaily), FURSTWURLD, Joshua Tree, CA

Special Projects

2019   Dreams of Sleep and Wakes of Sound, Artwork for Double LP for Laraaji : Merz : Shahzad Ismaily, Dampfzentrale Bern, Switzerland
              Rent a New Place, Everything Could Change, Official Music Video for Laraaji : Merz from A Monastic Gig, Dampfzentrale Bern, Switzerland
2015   1299 Ocean Ave., Permanent Public Installation, Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Santa Monica, CA

Residencies

2014   Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency, Joshua Tree, CA     

Public Collections
             
              Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection    

Publications

2015   Benson, Jesse. "The Benefit of Friends Collected." Project X Foundation for Art & Criticism, Los Angeles, CA
              Praz, Rene-Julien. "Bloody Red Sun of Fantastic LA." Piasa Auction House, Paris, France.
2014   Herse, Marcus. “Life Transmissions.” The Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Orange, CA 
2012   Kholti, Hedi El.  "Animal Shelter Issue 2: Art, Sex, Literature." Semiotext(e), Los Angeles, CA            
              Dard, Jeanroch. “Close Encounters.” Galerie Jeanroch Dard, Paris
2011   Kraus, Chris.  "Where Art Belongs" Semiotext(e), Los Angeles, CA, pg. 36

Press

2019   Galalabadimo - Sān Kalahari Desert Vocal and Instrumental Music, Lightning Magazine, lightning-usa.com/ltg-003//galalabadimo-sn-                           kalahari-desert-vocal-and-instrumental-music, 10/18/19
              Merz Taps Laraaji, Shahzad Ismaily for 'Industrial Devotional' Album, Self-Titled Magazine, self-titledmag.com/2019/05/30/merz-laraaji-
              shahzad-ismaily-new-album/, 6/7/19
              Spice, Anton. Laraaji, Merz and Shahzad Ismaily Release New Album of 'Industrial-Devotional' Music, The Vinyl Factory,               thevinylfactory.com/news/laraaji-merz-shahzad-ismaily-dreams-of-sleep-and-wakes-of-sound/, 6/6/19
2017   Thaddeus-Johns, Josie, Holy Shit!, Frieze Magazine, frieze.com/article/holy-shit, 5/26/17
2015   D’Angelo, Madelaine. Arthena Chats with Jed Ochmanek, Huffington Post, 8/14/15
2014   Hemonet, Marina. Les Appartements Galeries, AD Magazine, admagazine.fr/decoration/ouvertures/diaporama/les-
              appartements-galeries/6302, 10/7/14
              Nelson, Steffie. In L.A., a Group Show Explores the Art of the Obscured, On View, tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com, 4/4/14   
              Broadhurst, Ron, Interior Designer Charlie Ferrer's Showroom Apartment, The Wall Street Journal, wsj.com/articles/interior-designer-
              charlie-ferrers-showroom-apartment-1396036540, 3/28/14           
              Costello, Sara Ruffin. Studio Services, The Find, tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com, 2/5/14
2013   Sommer, Danielle. Jed Ochmanek at Young Art, Reviews, Art in America, April, 2013
              Fishbeck, Matt.  Jed Ochmanek: Breed St., FixeMag.org, 4/1/13
              Lidinsky, Richard. Jed Ochmanek: Breed St. at Young Art, lacurrents.com, 2/14/13
2012   Oliver, James. Mirage: Jed Ochmanek Interview, PostNew.com, 8/1/12
2011   Langer, Eli. Elemental Outcroppings, ArtSlant.com, 8/2/11
2010   Uribe, Vincent. Artist of the Week: Jed Ochmanek, LVL3.com, 6/15/10