Tauba Auerbach, ‘50/50, Random (Fine)’, 2008, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery

About Tauba Auerbach

Tauba Auerbach is best known for her Op art-inflected paintings that play with perceptions of space. In her early career she created graphic sign paintings, producing abstract renderings of typography and calligraphy, but in recent work she has developed a signature practice of ironing creases into her canvases and using industrial paint guns or hand-painted Ben Day dots to create the illusion of three-dimensional folded fabric, in images that appear almost digitally rendered. She describes these “Fold” paintings as occupying “a liminal state between two and three dimensions.” Auerbach has also worked in other mediums such as photography, sculpture, artist’s books, and performance. For Auerglass (2009), Auerbach designed a two-person wooden pump organ with half keyboards at each end. During the work’s exhibition in 2009, Auerbach and a musical collaborator performed a daily duet on the organ.

American, b. 1981, San Francisco, California, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

Safety Curtain 2016/2017 by Tauba Auerbach, museum in progress, Vienna
Tauba Auerbach: Bandwidth, Burning in Water

Group Shows on Artsy

Duo: A Group Show, Paulson Fontaine Press, Berkeley
IN EDITION, Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington
Field Conditions, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
Systemic, Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art, New York