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Born in San Francisco in 1981, Tauba Auerbach earned a BA in visual art at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, in 2003. Auerbach’s mediums span across painting, sculpture, photography, books, and jewelry, and confront the nature of color, language, logic, and dimensionality. Auerbach integrates elements of typography and calligraphy into her works from her early years as a sign painter by crafting abstract compositions derived from the inner shapes of letters. Auerbach has described her work as an attempt to reveal “new spectral and dimensional richness…both within and beyond the limits of perception.”

Tauba Auerbach lives and works in New York City. Her work has been exhibited in a number of major museums and shows. A major solo exhibition was organized by Bergen Kunsthall, Norway (2011), and traveled to Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (2012), and Wiels Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (2013). Her work has been featured in group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2012 and 2013); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2013); Musée d’art modern de la Ville de Paris (2014); Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany (2015-16); and the Kitchen, New York (2016). Auerbach has also participated in the New Museum Triennial (2009) and the Whitney Biennial (2010). She was the recipient of the Eureka Fellowship, the Fleischhacker Foundation (2008); SECA Art Award, SFMOMA (2008); and the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (2011).

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