Tauba Auerbach was born in San Francisco in 1981 and earned her BA from Stanford University in 2003. A kind of structuralist, Auerbach uses her practice to explore systems such as language, math, and physics and push them to their limits.
Equal parts scientific and aesthetic, her work ranges across many mediums. One of her first shows consisted of an alphabetic reorganization of all the letters of the Bible. Since then, she has reworked images of static from television screens into fields of mesmeric dots and produced books that function as sculptures; her well-known Fold paintings mimic crumpled paper.
Her 2011 series Plate Distortion involved crumpling aquatinted copper foil, and then etching the undulating foil. Once flattened and printed, the results suggest something between two- and three-dimensionality. Auerbach’s systematic approach and confident choices fit well with the process of printmaking, while also consistently challenging it.
Auerbach has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, the New Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and MoMA PS1 in New York City, as well as the Broad in Los Angeles, among others. In 2011, she received the Smithsonian Institution’s Artist Research Fellowship Award. She lives and works in New York City.
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