Tauba Auerbach (American, b.1981) is a New York-based painter, photographer, printmaker, and installation artist. Throughout her wide-ranging body of work, Auerbach explores the relationships between written language and meaning, between two-dimensional and three-dimensional states, and between order and chance. Auerbach graduated in 2003 with a BA in visual art from Stanford University. She was a recipient of the SECA Art Award from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2008, and an Artist Research Fellowship from the Smithsonian Institution in 2011. Recently, she was included in the 2010 Whitney Biennial. Auerbach has had solo exhibitions at Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (2012); Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden (2012); Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway (2011); Deitch Projects, New York, NY (2009); and Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA (2008); among many others. She has also participated in group shows at institutions such as The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (2012); the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (2012); the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA (2010); and the New Museum, New York, NY (2010). She lives and works in New York.

Tauba Auerbach
Tauba Auerbach
San Francisco, 1981

Current Exhibitions

More / Less

de la Cruz Collection

01 Dec — 30 Nov
More / Less groups works by several international contemporary artists, produced during the last thirty years. The exhibition wants to investigate shifts in contemporary visual culture creating a mutual dialogue between...

Past Exhibitions

Face and Form

de la Cruz Collection
01/12/2017 — 30/11/2018

Progressive Praxis

de la Cruz Collection
29/11/2016 — 29/11/2017

No Man’s Land: Women Artists from the RFC

The Rubell Family Collection
02/12/2015 — 28/05/2016

You’ve Got to Know the Rules…to Break Them

de la Cruz Collection
01/12/2015 — 08/10/2016

Solo Shows

The World is Flat, David Kordanksy Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (6/26 – 8/15/15)
TELE-Gen, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany (10/1/15 – 1/10/16)
Reciprocal Score: Tauba Auerbach + Charlotte Posenenske, Indipendenza Studio, Rome (4/23 – 7/11/15)
On Paper: Spin, Crinkle, Pluck, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD (4/19 –9/20/15)
Tauba Auerbach: The New Ambidextrous Universe, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK (4/16 – 6/15/14) (solo exhibition)
DECORUM: Carpets and tapestries by artists, Musee DʼArt Moderne, Paris, France (10/11/14 – 2/9/15)
Reductive Minimalism, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI (10/4/14 – 2/25/15)
Halftone: Through the Grid, Max Hetzler Gallery, Berlin, Germany and Paris, France (6/28 – 7/30/14)
PLIAGE/FOLD, Gagosian Gallery, Paris, France (2/28 – 4/19/14)
FIFTH DIMENSION, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago, IL (12/20/13 – 2/16/14)
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, Norway (8/30 – 9/28/13) (solo exhibition)
Gnomon/Wave, part of the Night (1947 – 2015) sculpture-in-residence program at Philip Johnson Glass House, New Canaan, CT (5/2 – 9/1/13) (solo exhibition)
UIA (Unlikely iterations of the abstract), curated by Bill Arning, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX (10/31/13 – 1/5/14)
The Illuminated Library, San Francisco State University, CA (9/21 – 10/17/13) Test Pattern, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (8/22 – 12/1/13) Surface Tension, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York, NY (6/20 – 8/8/13) Collection Sandretto Re Rebaudengo: Have you seen me before?, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (6/18 – 9/8/13)
Abstract Generation: Now in Print, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (3/15 –9/2/13)
Contemporary Galleries: 1980 – Now, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (March 2013 – February 2014)
White Collar Crimes, organized by Vito Schnabel, Acquavella Gallery, New York, NY (2/21 – 3/27/13)
A Book is Not an X, Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, East Hampton, New york (solo)
One Dozen Paintings, Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Highways Connect and Divide, Foxy Production, New York
Untitled (Painting), Luhring Augustine, New York
Tetrachromat, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway (11/11 – 12/22). Travels to Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (3/16 – 6/10/12); Wiels Contemporary Art Center, Belgium (3/28 – 6/6/13)
Tetrachromat, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway (11/11 – 12/22). Travels to Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (3/16 – 6/10/12); Wiels Contemporary Art Center, Belgium (3/28 – 6/6/13)
The W Axis, Standard (Oslo), Oslo, Norway (solo)
You and Now, Balice Hertling, Paris, France. Curated by Hannes Hetta
The More Things Change, SFMoMA, San Francisco, California
Geometry Playground, Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota
Quarry, Whitney Museum Construction Site Installation, New York (solo)
New Year, Western Bridge, Seattle (solo)
Exhibition, Exhibition, Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Turin, Italy. Curated by Adam Carr
Peter Saville: Accessories To An Artwork, Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, East Hampton, New York. Curated by Peter Saville
Picture Industry (Good Bye to All That), Regen Projects, Los Angeles, California
Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection, New Museum, New York. Curated by Jeff Koons
Le Faux Miroir, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium. Curated by Bob Nickas
Fragments of Machines, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany. Curated by Will Bradley
Greater New York, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York
Seven on Seven, New Museum, New York. Organized by Rhizome
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum, New York. Curated by Francesco Bonami and Gary Carrion-Murayari
Fragments of Machines, IMO Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark. Curated by Will Bradley
What Where, Sutton Lane, London, England. Curated by Tom Duncan
Here and Now/And Nowhere, Deitch Projects, New York (solo)
Punctuation, Right Window, San Francisco, California. Curated by Curated by Chris Fitzpatrick and Kevin Killian
Maximal Minimal, Art Advisory, Lugano, Switzerland
New York Minute, Macro Museo D’Arte, Rome, Italy. Curated by Kathy Grayson
Brooklyn Queens, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, New York. Curated by Eddie Martinez
Fax, The Drawing Center, New York
Younger than Jesus, The New Musuem, New York
SECA Award Show, SFMoMA, San Francisco, California
Almost Always Is Nearly Enough, Standard (Oslo), Oslo, Norway
The Word is Mine, Gallery Lange and Pult, Zurich, Switzerland
A Twilight Art, Harris Liebermann Gallery, New York
Passengers, Watt Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, California (solo)
The Uncertainty Principle, Standard (Oslo), Oslo, Norway (solo)
Paper, Scissors, Stone, Galerie Nordenhake, Sotckholm, Sweden
No Information Given, Gladstone Gallery, Brussles. Curated by Francesco Bonami
Constraction, Deitch Projects, New York
Idiolects, Brown Gallery, London
Gut of the Quantifier, Lisa Cooley Gallery, New York
Successive Approximation, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York
The Answer/Wasn’t Here, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, California (Solo)
Signs and Messages from Modern Life, Kate MacGarry Gallery, London, England
Dream and Trauma, Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria
Words Fail Me, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, Michigan. Curated by Matthew Higgs
Beneath the Underdog, Gagosian Gallery, New York. Curated by Nate Lowman and Adam McEwen
Yes and Not Yes, Deitch Projects, New York (solo)
All Time, All the Time, San Francisco Art Commission, San Francisco, California (solo)
How to Spell the Alphabet, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California (solo)

Contacts & Details

City of birth: San Francisco Country of birth: USA Date of birth: 1981 Lives in: New York, USA