Jeremiah Ariaz


Jeremiah Ariaz received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and MFA from the State University of New York at Buffalo. His artworks explore the West as both a physical space and a terrain for the imagination. His most recent project, LOUISIANA TRAIL RIDERS is a bridge between his long-standing interest in the American West and his current home in the South. With the photographs from this project Ariaz has received numerous awards and the work has been exhibited nationally. UL Press released a monograph of the work in 2018. Ariaz is a Professor at Louisiana State University.  


Awards —

Michael P. Smith Award for Documentary Photography: The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, 2018

ATLAS Award (Awards to Louisiana Artists and Scholars): Louisiana Board of Regents, 2018

Louisiana State Fellowship: South Arts, 2018

Southern Finalist Prize:  South Arts, 2018

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Community Partnership Grant, 2018



Nashville: Zeitgeist Gallery








Upcoming Events

August 13, 2019

K-State Beach Museum of Art, Manhattan, KS

Exhibition Reception / Lecture / Book signing 


January 2020 

Acadiana Art Center, LA

Exhibition Reception / Lecture / Book Signing

Previous Events

August 26, 2018

Billy Reid SHINDIG, Florence, AL

Book Premier & Signing


September 1, 2018

Original Southwest LA Zydeco Music Festival, Opelousas, LA

Book Signing


September 8, 2018

Zydeco Breakfast, Buck & Johnny's (8AM - 11:30AM), Breaux Bridge, LA 

Louisiana Trail Riders: Stories and Images (11:30AM - 1:30PM), Teche Center for the Arts, Breaux Bridge, LA

Panel Discussion with Trail Riders  / Book Signing

September 20, 2018

Billy Reid, Nashville, TN

Book Signing

September 21, 2018 

Cheekwood Estate and Garden, Nashville, TN 

Exhibition Reception / Book Signing

September 27, 2018 

Duke University, Durham, NC

Exhibition Reception / Lecture / Book Signing

October 5, 2018

SPE: Material + Meaning, Baton Rouge, LA

Photographs on View


October 12, 2018

Festivals Acadiens et Creoles, Lafayette, LA

Book Signing 


October 25, 2018

Columbus Art Museum, Columbus, GA

Ideas Of The West Panel Discussion / Book Signing

October 25, 2018

Billy Reid Westside Provisions, Atlanta, GA

Book Signing

November 10, 2018

LOUISIANA Book Festival, Baton Rouge, LA

Book Signing / Lecture

November 15, 2018

Louisiana Photo Society, Main Library, Baton Rouge, LA

Lecture / Book Signing

February 3, 2019

Main Library, Baton Rouge, LA

Lecture / Book Signing

February 15, 2019

CAA panel session: Below the Mason-Dixon Line: Artists and Historians Considering the South, New York, NY

Panel Talk

February 21, 2019

Billy Reid, New Orleans, LA

Book Signing

March 7-10, 2019

SPE: The Myths of Photography and the American Dreams, Cleveland, OH

Presentation  / Book Signing