San Francisco, California
|Alma mater||Stanford University|
Tauba Auerbach (born 1981 in San Francisco, California) is a visual artist working in many disciplines including painting, artists' books, sculpture and weaving. They live and work in New York.
Early life and education
Auerbach grew up in San Francisco, California, the child of theater designers. They apprenticed and worked as a sign painter at New Bohemia Signs in San Francisco from 2002–2005.
A life-long student of math and physics, Auerbach's work contends with structure and connectivity on the microscopic to the universal scale. “Engaging a variety of media, ranging from painting and photography to book design and musical performance, Auerbach explores the limits of our structures and systems of logic (linguistic, mathematical, spatial) and the points at which they break down and open up onto new visual and poetic possibilities".
Text and Language based work
In their first solo exhibition, Auerbach showed a series of text-based drawings that explored various linguistic systems including calligraphy, Morse code, semaphore signals, the Ugaritic alphabet and Alexander Melville Bell's visible speech.
Auerbach gained acclaim for their Fold paintings, which they first exhibited in 2009. They were included in the 2010 Whitney Biennial, and Greater New York at Moma PS1.
The all white and sometimes bi-colored stretched weavings were first exhibited in Tetrachromat, and grew more intricate and architectural in the following years. They are composed of woven canvas strips.
A series of mysterious gestural paintings created using custom tools made by the artist. “Some kind on controlled repetition. It is not irrational copying and pasting, but a way to see something slightly different for a reduced period of time. Scarcity then increases the value, directs our attention and creates characters” Luis Alberto Mejia Clavijo.
In 2015 Auerbach was a resident at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, NY. Here they learned the skills to craft the glass sculptures in the exhibition Projective Instrument.
The Auerglass Organ is a two-person tracker action pump organ conceived by Tauba Auerbach and Cameron Mesirow (Glasser) and constructed by Parson's Pipe Organs in Canandaigua, NY. Each player has a keyboard with alternating notes of a four octave scale. The instrument cannot be played alone because each player must pump to supply wind to the other player’s notes. Auerbach and Mesirow composed and performed a piece of music on the Auerglass in 2009. The instrument is now in residence at Future-Past studio in Hudson, New York.
Extended Object Paintings
Small, intimately scaled paintings made using an apparatus which allows the coordinated deposit of paint on the canvas in deliberate arrays of droplets.
- 2005: How to Spell the Alphabet, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California
- 2006: Yes and Not Yes, Deitch Projects, New York
- 2007: The Answer/Wasn't Here, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, California
- 2009: Here and Now/And Nowhere, Deitch Projects, New York
- 2010: The W Axis, Standard (Oslo), Oslo, Norway
- 2011: Tetrachromat, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway; Malmo Konsthall, Malmo, Sweden; Wiels Contemporary Art Center, Brussels, Belgium
- 2013: Night (1947-2015), The Phillip Johnson Glass House, New Canaan, Connecticut
- 2013: A comb, A grating, A wave, A particle, A solid, A field, A mirror, A sundial, A slice, A charge, A hole, A ghost, Standard (Oslo), Oslo, Norway
- 2014: The New Ambidextrous Universe, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
- 2015: (Two person) Reciprocal Score / Tauba Auerbach and Charlotte Posenenske, Indipendenza Roma, Rome, Italy
- 2016: Projective Instrument, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
- 2016/2017: Safety Curtain, Vienna State Opera, an exhibition project by museum in progress, Vienna, Austria
- 2018: INDUCTION: Tauba Auerbach and Eliane Radigue, MOCA Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
- 2018-2019 Flow Separation: John J. Harvey Fireboat, commissioned by Public Art Fund and 14-18 NOW, New York Harbor, New York
- 2018: A Broken Stream, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
- 2019: Current, Artist’s Institute, New York, NY
- 2020: Panthalassa, Standard (Oslo), Oslo, Norway
- 2009: The Generational: Younger than Jesus, The New Museum, New York
- 2010: 2010 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
- 2010: Greater New York, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York
- 2011: The Indiscipline of Painting Tate St. Ives, Cornwall, touring to Warwick Art Centre (2011/12)
- 2012: Lifelike, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- 2012: Remote Control, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
- 2012: Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language, MoMA, New York
- 2013: DECORUM: Carpets and tapestries by artists, Musee D'Art Moderne, Paris
- 2015: TeleGenic - Art and Television, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
- 2015: Condensed Matter Community, Synchrotron Radiation Center: Home of Aladdin, Stoughton, Wisconsin
- 2016: Typeface to Interface: Graphic Design from the Collection, SFMoMA, San Francisco, California
In 2013 Auerbach founded Diagonal Press, under which they publish books, type specimens, manipulatives and other items. All publications are open editions; nothing is signed or numbered.
- A Partial Taxonomy of Periodic Linear Ornament. Tauba Auerbach. New York: Diagonal Press (2017).
- There Have Been and Will Be Many San Franciscos. Tauba Auerbach. New York: Diagonal Press (2016).
- Projective Ornament. Claude Bragdon. New York: Diagonal Press (2016).
- A Primer of Higher Space. Claude Bragdon. New York: Diagonal Press (2016).
- The Gold Church. Tauba Auerbach. New York: Diagonal Press (2014).
- Reciprocal Score. Tauba Auerbach. New York: Diagonal Press (2015).
- Z Helix. Tauba Auerbach. New York: Diagonal Press (2015).
- Maille. Tauba Auerbach. New York: Diagonal Press (2014).
- Saccade 1. Tauba Auerbach. New York: Diagonal Press (2013).
- Saccade 2. Tauba Auerbach. New York: Diagonal Press (2013).
- Saccade 3. Tauba Auerbach. New York: Diagonal Press (2013).
Artists' books: editions
- [2,3]. New York: Printed Matter, 2010. Edition of 1,000., 85 Artist's Proofs, 3 Printer's Proofs, 12 Hors Commerce.
- STAB/GHOST. Paris: Three Star Books, 2013. Edition of 10, 3 Artist's Proofs, 3 Hors Commerce.
- RGB Colorspace Atlas, New York: 2011. Three volumes. Edition of 3, 2 Artist's Proofs, 2 Exhibition Copies, 1 Binder's Copy.
- Bent Onyx, New York: 2012. Edition of 3, 2 Artist's Proofs.
- Marble, New York: 2011. Edition of 10, 2 Artist's Proofs, 2 Exhibition Copies.
- Wood, New York: 2011. Edition of 10, 2 Artist's Proofs, 2 Exhibition Copies.
- Float, New York: 2011. Edition of 8, 2 Artist's Proofs, 2 Exhibition Copies.
- How To Spell The Alphabet. New York: Deitch Projects (2007). ISBN 9780977868605
- 50/50: Tauba Auerbach. New York: Deitch Projects (2008). ISBN 9780981577111
- Chaos: Tauba Auerbach. New York: Deitch Projects (2009). ISBN 9780981577173
- Folds: Tauba Auerbach. Berlin: Sternberg Press (2012). ISBN 9781934105641
- S v Z: Tauba Auerbach. SFMoMA/D.A.P. 2020
- Flow Separation (2018)
- ^ Getty Union List of Artist Names. http://www.getty.edu/vow/ULANFullDisplay?find=auerbach&role=&nation=&prev_page=1&subjectid=500294123
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Whitney Museum of Modern Art: Tauba Auerbach."
Whitney Museum of American Art. Whitney Museum of American Art, 2010. Retrieved 30 March 2014.
- ^ Kelly Crow (December 7, 2012), Searching for the Next Art-World Star Wall Street Journal.
- ^ "Float press release". Paula Cooper Gallery. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
- ^ Fiske, Courtney (19 June 2012). "Tauba Auerbach's Peripheral Visions". Art in America. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
- ^ Donnelly, R. "NEW YORK: TAUBA AUERBACH FLOAT AT PAULA COOPER THROUGH JUNE 9, 2012". Art Observed. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
- ^ "A 2010 Whitney Biennial Biopsy". HuffPost. 17 May 2010.
- ^ "Tauba Auerbach at Bergen Kunsthall".
- ^ a b "Tauba Auerbach'S Projective Instruments". V Magazine. Retrieved 17 December 2022.
- ^ Luis Alberto Mejia Clavijo (Jul 20, 2021),  Contemporary Art Theory.
- ^ Tauba Auerbach. http://www.taubaauerbach.com/view.php?id=243
- ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: AUERGLASS. YouTube.
- ^ a b "Tauba Auerbach - Exhibitions". taubaauerbach.com. Retrieved 2018-03-07.
- ^ "Jeffrey Deitch | Yes and Not Yes". www.deitch.com. Archived from the original on 2016-11-05.
- ^ "Tauba Auerbach - THE ANSWER/WAsn't HERE - Exhibitions - Jack Hanley Gallery".
- ^ "Jeffrey Deitch | Here and Now/and Nowhere". www.deitch.com. Archived from the original on 2016-11-05.
- ^ "Exhibitions - STANDARD (OSLO)". www.standardoslo.no. Archived from the original on 2013-03-30.
- ^ "Tauba Auerbach: Tetrachromat | Exhibitions | WIELS". www.wiels.org. Archived from the original on 2012-12-04.
- ^ "Exhibitions - STANDARD (OSLO)". www.standardoslo.no. Archived from the original on 2014-10-19.
- ^ a b "Online Casino Review Site Launch – The New-Look ICA.org.uk". www.ica.org.uk. Retrieved 17 December 2022.
- ^ "Tauba Auerbach + Charlotte Posenenske | Reciprocal Score - Indipendenza Roma 2015INDIPENDENZA". indipendenzaroma.com. Archived from the original on 2015-09-18.
- ^ "Paula Cooper Gallery". www.paulacoopergallery.com. Retrieved 17 December 2022.
- ^ "Eiserner Vorhang 2016/2017". museum in progress. Retrieved 17 December 2022.
- ^ "Exhibitions".
- ^ "Whitney Biennial 2010".
- ^ "MoMA PS1: Exhibitions: Greater New York". momaps1.org. Archived from the original on 2011-10-28.
- ^ Clark, Martin; Sturgis, Daniel; Shalgosky, Sarah. "The Indiscipline of Painting: International Abstraction from the 1960s to Now". Tate. Tate. Retrieved 20 May 2021.
- ^ "Lifelike".
- ^ "Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language | MoMA".
- ^ "Decorum".
- ^ "TELE-Gen: Kunstmuseum Bonn". www.kunstmuseum-bonn.de. Archived from the original on 2015-07-18.
- ^ "Exhibition".
- ^ "Typeface to Interface: Graphic Design from the Collection".
- ^ "About | Diagonal Press".
- ^ "A Partial Taxonomy of Periodic Linear Ornament". diagonalpress.com. Retrieved 17 December 2022.
- ^ "There Have Been and Will be Many San Franciscos".
- ^ "Projective Ornament". diagonalpress.com. Retrieved 17 December 2022.
- ^ "A Primer of Higher Space".
- ^ "The Gold Church".
- ^ "Reciprocal Score". diagonalpress.com. Retrieved 17 December 2022.
- ^ "Z Helix".
- ^ "Maille".
- ^ "Saccade 1".
- ^ "Saccade 2".
- ^ "Saccade 3".
- ^ "Home".
- ^ "Tauba Auerbach – Stab / Ghost – Three Star Books". www.threestarbooks.com. Archived from the original on 2016-02-19.
- ^ "Tauba Auerbach - RGB Colorspace Atlas".
- ^ "Tauba Auerbach - Bent Onyx".
- ^ "Tauba Auerbach - Marble".
- ^ "Tauba Auerbach - Wood".
- ^ "Tauba Auerbach - Float".