Tauba Auerbach is a contemporary American artist best known for her varied use of painting, printmaking, photography, and installation to examine the underlying structures of language and perception. In her Fold paintings, Auerbach molds large pieces of canvas by pleating, folding, or rolling, and then lays them flat to cover their surfaces with a spray gun, aiming it at different angles to pronounce the surfaces’ highlights and textures. This inventive, labor-intensive process exemplifies her interest in amplifying and complicating existing perceptual structures. “I like the idea of proving little things, and incorporating those discoveries into bigger, open questions,” the artist has said. “But maybe art is better as a speculation or proposal than a proof.” Born in 1981 in San Francisco, CA, she went on to receive her BA in Visual Arts from Stanford University in 2003. Her first solo exhibition, “Yes and Not Yes,” was held at Deitch Projects in 2006, and launched her to the forefront of contemporary art. Auerbach has been featured in group exhibitions at the New Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, and her works are found in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, and the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, among others. She lives and works in New York, NY.
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