Avital Oehler (b. Haifa, Israel) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.  A photographer and filmmaker, Oehler earned her Masters’ degree in Forensic Psychology. Oehler has exhibited photographs nationally and her short films have won awards and screened
both domestically and internationally. She can currently be found somewhere along the Los Angeles River, or in one of the many
Open Spaces surrounding the LA metropolitan area.


Education
MS, Psychology in Forensics, Cal State University, Los Angeles
BA, Psychology, Minor, Criminal Justice, Cal State University, Los Angeles

Selected Group Exhibitions
2021   Rule 42: Stretched Language,Bonita Museum, San Diego, CA
2021   Brand 49 Works on Paper, Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale, CA
2020   Homeless in LA, Pierce College Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2019   Offal, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2018   Remembrance, Autry Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2018   Summer Exhibition, Miller Duncan Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2018   Conjured Futures, CENTER, Santa Fe, NM
2017   Photography as Social Conscience, Lore Degenstein Gallery, Selinsgrove, PA
2017   UnPresidented: The Inauguration Show, LACDA, Los Angeles, CA
2017   Dynamic Landscape, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR
2016   Transformation, Pennsylvania Center for Photography, Doylestown, PA
2016   Water, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
2012   Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2011   24/7 photo essay, LA Music Center, Los Angeles, CA

Awards
2021   Separate/Equal Collage Series, Elysian Valley Arts, Spring Show, Grand Prize Winner
2021   Separate/Equal Collage Series, The Royal Photographic Society, IPE 163, Shortlisted
2017   Documentary Photography series, Fine Art Photography Awards, London, UK, Nominee
2016   Notes on a Violin short film, My Hero International Film Festival, Winner
2016   Red Rain Collage photo, Center for Fine Art Photography, Director's Honorable Mention

Film Screenings
2019   Film and Video Poetry Symposium, Los Angeles, CA
2018   Video Art + Film Festival, ESMoA, Los Angeles, CA
2018   Experimental Shorts, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY
2018   Seeing in Tongues, Film & Video Poetry, LACDA, Los Angeles, CA
2018   Meraki Film Festival, Madrid, Spain
2018   Classical Arts Film Festival, Napa, CA
2017   American Documentary Film Festival, Palm Spring, CA
2017   Pasadena International Film Festival, Pasadena, CA
2016   My Hero International Film Festival, Santa Monica, CA
2016   Greenwich Village Film Festival, New York, NY

Selected Publications
2018   Broad Street, Issue 3.1, Summer 2018
2018   F-Stop Magazine, Issue 88 and Issue 89, Altered Image
2017   04 | Departure, Light Journal, Fall 2017
2017   The Adirondack Review, Summer 2017
2017   Cover Art & Selected Images, Boxcar Poetry Review, Issue 38
2016   Buffalo Almanack, Issue 13, Where Thou Art?
2016   Femme Fotale Vol. III, Analog
2015   lensculture, Editors' Pick