Jamie Diamond November 6 — January 2, 2016

Mother Love: Nine Months of Reborning

In Mother Love, I collaborated with an outsider art making community called the Reborners, a group of self-taught female artists who hand-make, collect and interact with hyper-realistic dolls. Working with the community allowed me to explore the grey area between reality and artifice where relationships are constructed with inanimate objects, between human and doll, artist and artwork, uncanny and real.
After spending a year investigating and recording their practice, I chose to become a Reborner to gain a better understanding of the community. Nine Months of Reborning documents my introduction to the community and the making of my first nine dolls, as well as the working nursery I established in my studio and on eBay, called the Bitten Apple Nursery. Before putting the finished dolls up for adoption on eBay, I took a portrait of each with a large format camera. The final photograph is the remnant of this exchange.

Jamie Diamond currently lives and works in New York City. She 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.


She has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, including Galerie Frank Pages (Geneva), AJL Art (Berlin), Mass MoCA (North Adams), The Bronx Museum (New York), Ramis Barquet (New York), Moeller Snow (New York), Radiator Gallery (Long Island City), Kunstalle Galapagos (Brooklyn), Jolie Laide (Philadelphia), Cauldron Projekts (Birmingham), Samson Projects (Boston), The Pennsylvania Convention Center (Philadelphia), Projects Gallery (Philadelphia), Michael Steinberg (New York), and Icebox Gallery (Philadelphia).


Her work has appeared in numerous publications including The Philosophy of Photography Journal, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Last Magazine, Vanity Fair, Feature Shoot, Hyperallergic, PBS Online Series, The Art Blog, Sky TV, Phaidon, and Dummy Magazine. 


Diamond is a recipient of the NYFA Fellowship Award in Photography (2014), Artist in Residence at The Bronx Museum (2014), LMCC Swing Space residency (2013), LMCC Work Space residency (2008-2009) and the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship Award (2008).

Images are available as 11 x 14" and 24 x 30" pigment prints made in editions of 10 + 2 APs and 3 + 2 APs, respectively. All pigment prints are sold framed. Prices range from $1900 to $4500 depending on size and availability.

Please call: (312) 266-2350 for prices of specific pieces.
Prices are print only unless otherwise indicated.

Jamie Diamond
Aisha, 2013 - 2014
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Brea, 2013 - 2014
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Coco, 2013 - 2014
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Edward, 2013 - 2014
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Harry, 2013 - 2014
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Kameko, 2013 - 2014
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Leah, 2013 - 2014
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Sydney, 2013 - 2014
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Troy, 2013 - 2014