Travis Diehl (b. 1985, United States) is a critic, editor, and writer. His writing foregrounds the ways in which the rhetoric of art has substantial consequences in a shared reality. Diehl is focused on art invested in a malleable world and is subject to distortions and idealisms—art that is proactive rather than didactic in its engagement with history. He also examines Los Angeles as an art capital and as an example of the concrete results of well-deployed metaphors. Diehl’s criticism and reviews appear in Art-Agenda, Artforum, CARLA, Frieze, The Guardian, Salon, and X-TRA, where he currently serves on the editorial board.