Born 1981 in San Francisco, CA
Lives and works in New York

Education

1999-2003 BA Visual Art, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Awards

2016 Queen Sonja Print Award 2016, Oslo, Norway
2011 Artist Research Fellowship, Smithsonian Institution
2008 SECA Art Award, SF MoMA, San Francisco, CA
2008 Eureka Fellowship, The Fleischhacker Foundation

One-Person Exhibitions

2017
Diagonal Press, Stevenson Library, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (2/15-4/20/17)
2016
Tauba Auerbach: Projective Instrument, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (1/9 - 2/13/16)
2014
Tauba Auerbach: The New Ambidextrous Universe, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK (4/16 – 6/15/14)
2013
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)
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)
2012
Float, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (5/5 – 6/9/12)
2011
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)
A Book is Not An X, Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, East Hampton, NY (8/12 – 9/20)
2010
The W Axis, Standard (Oslo), Oslo, Norway Quarry,
Whitney Museum Construction Site Installation, New York, NY
Ne Year, Western Bridge, Seattle, WA
2009
Here and Now/And Nowhere, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
2008
Passengers, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA
The Uncertainly Principle, Standard (Oslo), Oslo, Norway
2007
The Answer/Wasn’t Here, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006
Yes and Not Yes, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
2005
All Time, All the Time, San Francisco Art Commission, San Francisco, CA
How to Spell the Alphabet, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibitions

2018
The Invitational, curated by Andria Hickey, MOCA Cleveland, Cleveland, OH (2/16-6/10/18))
2017
Oracle, The Broad, Los Angeles, CA (4/29-9/3/17)
MEDUSA: Bijoux et tabous, curated by Anne Dressen, Museé d’art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France (5/19—11/5/17)
Unpainting, Art Gallery NSW, Sydney, Australia (9/3017–7/18)
Gray Matters: Art en grisaille, Wexner Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (5/20–8/11/17)
2016
New to the Cantor, The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Stanford, CA (10/6/2016–indefinite)
‘33 – ‘29 – ‘36 curated by Lucy McKenzie, UM Gallery – Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design, Prague, Czech Republic (12/20/16–2/25/17)
NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., (9/30/16-1/8/17)
Olympia, curated by Brendan Duggan, Galerie Patrick Sequin, Paris, France (10/17–12/26/16)
You’ve Got to Know the Rules… To Break Them, de la Cruz Collection, Miami FL, (11/’16–11/’17)
Too Much of a Good Thing, Basilica, Hudson, NY (7/9-7/24/16)
Material Considerations, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA (2/4—3/12/16)
Minimalism Into Algorithm, The Kitchen, New York, NY (3/3–4/2/16)
Progressive Praxis, de la Cruz Collection, Miami FL (11/2016-11/2017)
Typeface to Interface: Graphic Design from the Collection, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA (5/14-10/23/16)
2015
Condensed Matter Community, Synchrotron Radiation Center: Home of Aladdin, Stoughton, WI (Dec 12, 2015 - Jan. 2016)
Beneath the Surface, de la Cruz Collection, Miami, FL (11-12/15)
Constructive Interference: Tauba Auerbach and Mark Fox, Anderson Collection at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA (9/9/2015 – March 2016)
Flat World, 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)
You’ve Got to Know the Rules… To Break Them, de la Cruz Collection, Miami FL (11/2015-11/2016)
2014
Looking at Progress, de la Cruz Collection, Miami, FL (11-12/14)
DECORUM: Carpets and tapestries by artists, Musee D’Art 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)
2013
Selections from the de la Cruz Collection, de la Cruz Collection, Miami, FL (11-12/13)
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)
2012
Field Conditions, curated by Joseph Becker, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA (9/1/12-1/6/13)
Coquilles Mécaniques, curated by Joanna Fiduccia, Centre Rhénan d’Art Contemporain, Alsace, France (10/7/12-1/13/13)
Ecstatic Alphabets, curated by Laura Hoptman, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (5/5 – 8/27/12)
The Painting Factory, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (4/29 – 8/20/2012)
Remote Control, curated by Matt Williams, ICA London, London, UK (4/3 – 6/10/12)
Lifelike, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2/25 – 5/27/12); travels to New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA (11/10/12 -1/27/13), Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA (2/24-5/25/13), Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin, TX (6/23 – 9/29/13)
2011
The Indiscipline of Painting, curated by Daniel Sturgis, Martin Clark and Sarah Shalgosky, Tate St. Ives, St. Ives, UK (10/8/11 - 1/2/12). Traveled to the Mead Gallery, Warwick, UK (1/14 - 3/10/12).
One Dozen Paintings, The Journal, Brooklyn, NY (4/20 - 5/20/11)
Highways Connect and Divide, Foxy Production, New York, NY (2/5 - 3/12/11)
Untitled (Painting) and Tulsa, 1968: A film by Larry Clark, Luhring Augustine, New York, NY (1/7 - 2/5/11)
2010
Exhibition, Exhibition, curated by Adam Carr, Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Turin, Italy
Geometry Playground, Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
The More Things Change, SFMoMA, San Francisco, CA
You and Now, curated by Hannes Hetta, Galerie BaliceHertling, Paris, France
Peter Saville: Accessories To An Artwork, curated by Peter Saville, Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, East Hampton, NY.
Picture Industry (Good Bye to All That), Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection, curated by Jeff Koons, New Museum, New York, NY
Le Faux Miroir, curated by Bob Nickas, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
Fragments of Machines, curated by Will Bradley, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany
Greater New York, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY
Seven on Seven, organized by Rhizome2010, New Museum, New York, NY
The Whitney Biennial, curated by Francesco Bonami and Gary Carrion-Murayari, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Fragments of Machines, curated by Will Bradley, IMO Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark
What Where, Curated by Tom Duncan, Sutton Lane, London, UK
2009
Punctuation, curated by Chris Fitzpatrick and Kevin Killian Right Window, San Francisco, CA 
: Maximal Minimal, Art Advisory, Lugano, Switzerland
Brooklyn Queens, curated by Eddie Martinez, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
New York Minute, curated by Kathy Grayson, Macro Museo D’Arte, Rome, Italy.
Fax, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Younger than Jesus, The New Museum, New York, NY
SECA Award Show, SFMoMA, San Francisco, CA
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, NY
2008
Paper, Scissors, Stone, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden
: Idiolects, Brown Gallery, London, UK
Successive Approximation, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York, NY
No Information Given, curated by Francesco Bonami, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Constraction, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
Gut of the Quantifier, Lisa Cooley Gallery, New York, NY


2007
Signs and Messages from Modern Life, Kate MacGarry Gallery, London, UK
Passengers, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA
Paintings, Props and Problems (Still Unresolved), Standard (Oslo), Oslo, Norway
: Cabinet of Curosities, curated by Kathy Grayson, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Late Liberties, curated by Augusto Arbizo, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY
Analogous Logic, Temporary Storage, Brooklyn, NY
Warhol And…, Kantor Feuer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Dream and Trauma, Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria


Words Can’t Describe It, Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland, CA
Words Fail Me, curated by Matthew Higgs, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI
For Sale, curated by Jens Hoffman, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal
Cosmic Dreams, curated by Friederike Nymphius, Kunsthalle Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
Beneath the Underdog, curated by Nate Lowman and Adam McEwen, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Euphorion, Pierogi Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
: Almost Home, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006
Panic Room, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
: Mafia or One Unopened Packet of Cigarettes, Standard (Oslo), Oslo, Norway
Calli/Graffi, Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
California Print Show, Paulson Press, Berkeley, CA
New Prints 2006/Winter, International Print Center, New York, NY
2005
Writing Letters: Tauba Auerbach, Joe Amrhein, Steve Powers, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Signs of the Real and Infinite, Tauba Auerbach and Nico Dios, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
4 Squared, Motel, Portland, OR
December Benefit, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Dreamland Artist’s Club, Coney Island, New York, NY
2004
The San Francisco Show, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Hot and Cold #7, Mama Buzz Gallery, Berkeley, CA
More Often than Not, Needles and Pens, San Francisco, CA
In the Street, Luggage Store Street Theater Festival, San Francisco, CA
The Primary Pleasures of Eating, or Drinking, or Looking, or Sex, Adobe Books, San Francisco, CA
What’s In a Book?, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
2002
No War, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001
ING: Ben Prince, Will Yackulic, Tauba Auerbach, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Public Projects

2016
Safety Curtain 2016/17, Museum in Progress, Vienna State Opera, Vienna, Austria (11/3016–6/30/17)
2013
White Columns 1970-2013: 43 Years of Support for Artists Benefit Auction, New York, NY
2010
Whitney Museum Site Commission, Outdoor Installation on the site of the future Whitney Museum, New York, NY
2010
Artist in Residence Project for Geometry Playground, The Exploratorium, San Francisco. Exhibition has since traveled to the Science Museum of Minnesota
2005
Dreamland Artist’s Club, Coney Island, New York, NY

Updated: November 15, 2017