Jeremiah Ariaz received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and MFA from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is an Associate Professor of Art at Louisiana State University.
With the photographs, LOUISIANA TRAIL RIDERS Ariaz was awarded the 2018 Michael P. Smith Award for Documentary Photography from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, an ATLAS grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents, the recipient of a 2018 State Fellowship as well as the Southern Prize finalist from South Arts. The work opens this summer at the Duke Center for Documentary Studies in Durham, NC, then travels to Cheekwood Estate and Gardens in Nashville, TN, the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art in Manhattan, KS in 2019, and the Acadiana Center For The Arts, Lafayette, LA in 2020. Center for Louisiana Studies UL Press will release a monograph of the work in the fall of 2018.