Avital Oehler is an Israeli-born, Los Angeles-based visual artist, filmmaker, and editor. She earned her Masters’ degree in Forensic Psychology, worked in the field of Criminal Justice before transitioning to art. Her artworks lie somewhere between documentary, myth, reality, and fiction.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 Remembrance, Arroyo Arts Collective, Autry Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, CA 

2018   Summer Exhibition, Miller Duncan Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2018   Conjured Futures, CENTER, Santa Fe, NM

2018   El Festival De Las Flores, The Neutra Museum, Silverlake, CA

2018   Featured image, Favorite Photograph of 2017 Exhibition, Lenscratch 

2017   Member Artists Exhibit, LACDA, Los Angeles, CA 

2017   Photography as Social Conscience,  Lore Degenstein Gallery, Selinsgrove, PA

2017   "UnPresidented: The Inauguration Show", LACDA, Los Angeles, CA

2017   Dynamic LandscapeBlack Box Gallery, Portland, OR

2016   Transformation, Pennsylvania Center for Photography, Doylestown, PA

2016   Color Burst, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR 

2016   WaterCenter for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO

2016   Sky meets Sky and Hollywood, Crying In YourDailyPhotograph.com, Duncan Miller Gallery

2014   Zen Studios, Hollywood, CA

2012   Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2011    24/7 photo essay contest, LA Music Center, Los Angeles, CA

Film Screenings

2018 Video Art + Film Festival, ESMoA, Los Angeles, CA

2018 Experimental Shorts, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

2018   Featured Video, LACDA, Los Angeles, CA

2018   Seeing in Tongues, Film & Video Poetry Society, LACDA, Los Angeles, CA

2018   Meraki Film Festival, Madrid, Spain

2018   Jarvis Conservatory Classical Arts Film Festival, Napa, CA

2017   Glendale International Film Festival, Glendale, CA

2017   American Documentary Film Festival, Palm Spring, CA 

2017   Pasadena International Film Festival, Pasadena, CA

2016   Greenwich Village Film Festival, New York, NY 

Selected Publications

2019 Murze Magazine, Issue 4, Winter 2019

2018 Broad Street, Issue 3.1, Summer 2018

2018   F-Stop Magazine, Issue 88 and Issue 89, Altered Image

2017   Light Journal, Issue 4, Departure, Fall 2017

2017   The Adirondack Review, Summer 2017

2017   Boxcar Poetry Review, Issue 38, cover art

2016   Buffalo Almanack, Issue 13, Where Thou Art?

2016   Femme Fotale Vol. III , Analog

2015   lensculture, Editors' Pick

2014   Vine LeavesThe Best of Vine Leaves Anthology

2013   Half-Baked Journal, Vol. 2


2017   Fine Art Photography Awards, Street Photography and Open Theme, Nominee

2016   My Hero International Film Festival, Santa Monica, CA, Winner in Teacher category

2016  Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO,  Director's Honorable Mention


2018   Santa Fe New Mexican, Planet of enchantment: Conjured Futures

2016   Art Reveal Magazine, issue no. 18

2016   ARTiculAction Art Review, Special Issue


2007   Masters of Science, Psychology, Cal State University, Los Angeles 

2004   Bachelors of Arts, Psychology, Cal State University, Los Angeles