Tauba Auerbach, ‘Mesh/Moire I’, 2012, Paulson Fontaine Press

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

Exhibition Highlights

2015
Gagosian - Sam Orlofsky, 
New York,
Basel 2015
2014
London, United Kingdom,
The New Ambidextrous Universe
2013
New Canaan, CT, United States,
Night (1947-2015)
2012
New York, NY, United States,
Float

Solo Shows

2015
Tauba Auerbach: Bandwidth
2014
London, United Kingdom,
The New Ambidextrous Universe
2013
Wiels Contemporary Art Center, 
Brussels, Belgium,
Tetrachromat
2013
Oslo, Norway,
A comb, A grating, A wave, A particle, A solid, A field, A mirror, A sundial, A slice, A charge, A hole, A ghost
2013
New Canaan, CT, United States,
Night (1947-2015)
2012
New York, NY, United States,
Float
2010
Oslo, Norway,
The W Axis
2010
Western Bridge, 
Seattle, WA, United States,
New Year
2009
Deitch Projects, 
New York, NY, United States,
Here and Now/And Nowhere

Group Shows

2015
Gagosian - Sam Orlofsky, 
New York,
Basel 2015
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