Tauba Auerbach

Born 1981
Hometown San Francisco, CA
Lives and Works New York, NY
Education
BA Visual Art, Standford University, Palo Alto, CA, 2003

Tauba Auerbach Gallery Art

Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY

Standard, Oslo, Norway

Tauba Auerbach's work challenge visibility, illusion, and craftsmanship, posing questions about the nature of seeing and understanding in the 21st century. Using a variety of techniques, Auerbach's paintings and prints rely on handcrafted seriality and pixel-like pointillism, bringing the issues of the digital world onto the canvas. Works such as her 2011 Shadow Weave series, which depict Op Art-inspired patterns, seemingly generated by a computer, using only inter-woven black and white strips of canvas, playing at the boundaries between the digital and the material as well as high aesthetic formalism and functionalism. Auerbach's work has been featured in several major museum exhibitions, including shows at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum, MoMA PS1, and the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art in Turin. 


 

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