Tauba Auerbach (b1981) is an artist living and working in New York. Her work addresses principles of math, physics, language and logic, probing the slippages therein. Though best known for her painting, Auerbach works in a wide variety of media, including sculpture, weaving, photography, book-making and musical instrument design. In 2013 she founded Diagonal Press to formalize her ongoing publishing practice.
Auerbach’s training as a traditional sign painter cultivated her appreciation for both the semiotic and formal properties of language. She has designed a number of typefaces, including a set of new mathematical symbols which are currently in use. In recent work, Auerbach has inquired into matters of topology, higher spatial dimensions, and chirality. Her 2011 exhibition, Tetrachromat (Bergen Kunsthall, Malmö Kunsthall, Wiels) dealt with research into women who have evolved an additional color receptor on their retinas.
Auerbach’s work is included in the collections of MoMA, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Centre Pompidou among others. Her most recent solo exhibition, The New Ambidextrous Universe took place at the ICA London. She is represented by STANDARD (Oslo), and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.
Institute of Contemporary Art: Tauba Auerbach: The New Ambidextrous Universe