Born in Syracuse New York (1978), Carl Diehl holds a BFA in Art Video from Syracuse University (2000) and a MFA in Digital Art from the University of Oregon (2007). From 2000 to 2003 he was an events programmer at Artists’ Television Access, in San Francisco, where he continues to volunteer remotely as a layout and copy editor.
Based in Portland, he coordinates meetings of HTML ( Hundred Thousand Million Labyrinths) a constraint-based writing group, pursues the "atempastoral," cultivates anti-algorithms for artisnal algorists, and programs events with Weird Shift, an artist-run initiative for marginalia studies.
Diehl’s video essays, installations, performances and other works have been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including: the International Symposium of Electronic Art, Transmediale, The Schneider Museum of Art, and the &Now Festival of New Writing . Carl Diehl teaches courses in the history and practice of time-based art at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.