b. 1967 Ann Arbor, MI
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
1994 MFA Fine Arts, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
1990 BFA Photography, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
2014 Spells, Gavlak, Los Angeles, CA
American Megazine #1, The Ski Club, Milwaukee, WI
The Age of Aquarius,” Gavlak, Palm Beach, FL
Bookshelf, Alias Books East, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Bookshelf, Alias Books East, Los Angeles, CA
Chicken Strikken, Prick Your Finger, London, England
2012 Chicken Strikken, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
United We Stand, Hammer Museum AIR: Artist in Residence, Los Angeles, CA
2011 Torn Porn, Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
2010 The Tract House: A Darwin Addition, APS Museum & Philagrafika 2010: Out of Print, Philadelphia, PA
2009 Take This Knitting Machine and Shove It, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK
UMMA Projects: Lisa Anne Auerbach, University of Michigan Art Museum, Ann Arbor, MI
2008 Election Sweater Project, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
2007 Auerbachtoberfest, David Patton Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Along the Dixie Highway, Art Positions/Gavlak at Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL
2006 Lisa Anne Auerbach, Gavlak, West Palm Beach, FL
Right On, Weatherman, CPK Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark
1995 Self Titled Debut, Thomas Solomon’s Garage, Los Angeles, CA
1994 Heaven Tonight, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA (MFA Thesis Show)
1992 Landscapes, University of Rochester Gallery, Rochester, NY
2017 Flaming June VII (Flaming Creatures), Gavlak, Los Angeles, CA
Not I, We, Gavlak, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Wasteland, Mona Bismarck American Center and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
Cut, Fold, Recreate, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
2015 Parasophia: Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture, Kyoto, Japan
Afghan Carpet Project,” Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Inaugural Exhibition, Gavlak, Los Angeles, CA
Naughty by Nature, 2 person show with Liz Craft, Hacienda, Zurich, Switzerland
Another Cats Show, 356 Mission, Los Angeles, CA
Square(s), Francois Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Abstract America Today, Saatchi Collection, London, U.K.
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Who Shall Deliver Us From the Greeks and Romans? Galeri Mana, Instanbul, Turkey
Out of Sight, Out of Mind, Machine Project Space for Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Stickat. Från mössor, tummar och hälar till fred, konst och politik. (Knitwear. From hats, thumbs and heels
to peace, art and politics) Lilla Björka, Berg, Sweden.
C.O.L.A. Individual Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Cat Show. White Columns, New York, NY
Whole, In Part. Artists’ Publications from the MACBA Collections. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de
Castilla y León, León, Spain
My Echo My Shadow. Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
2012 Funny. FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY
Girl Talk: Women and Text, CAM Raleigh, Raleigh, NC
Erogenous Zones, Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Book on the Fritz, Göteborgs Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden
Candor: In Honor of Mike Kelley, Long Beach City College Art Gallery
2011 Trespass|Parade, West of Rome, Los Angeles, CA
Doublespeak, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT
The Optimist’s Parking Lot, Beacon Arts, Inglewood, CA
Getting Upper, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA
Geared, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley, ID
Designated Drivers, The Block Museum, Evanston, IL
2010 Five Year Anniversary Show, Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
inSCRIPTion: Text-Image-Action, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk, CA
Art and Social Justice, Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY
Ordinary Miracles, SlaughterhouseSpace, Healdsburg, CA
Re:Cycle - Bike Culture in Southern California, Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California,
New Language, Ogilvy & Mather, The Chocolate Space, New York, NY
Wrap Your Head Around This, Drake Hotel, Toronto, Canada
Think Pink, Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
Substitute Teacher, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
2009 Nine Lives, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Prescriptions, Acme Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Tract House, Threewalls, Chicago, IL
Craftwerk 2.0, Jönköpings County Museum, Jönköping, Sweden
2008 The Station, Art Basel, Miami, FL
Hello Liberty, The Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA
Cottage Industry, Baltimore Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD
The Way That We Rhyme, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Fare una Scenata / Making a Scene, Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples, Italy
2018: Fate, Fortune, Coming Times, Less Than Three Gallery, Long Island City, NY
Gestures of Resistance: Craft, Performance, and the Politics of Slowness, Gray Matters, Dallas, TX
Vested Interest, Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Make You Notice, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Here, There, and Everywhere, Bike Oven, Los Angeles, CA
2007 Read Me, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
Words Fail Me, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI
High Desert Test Sites 07, Joshua Tree, CA
Common Threads, Confederation Centre for the Arts, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Pass It On: Connecting Contemporary Do-It-Yourself Culture, A & D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
2006 Open Walls 2, White Columns, New York, NY
Street Signs and Solar Ovens: Socialcraft in Los Angeles, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Fair Exchange, LA County Fair, Pomona, CA
Locale, curated by Kris Kuramitsu, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Miss America, (with Aleksandra Mir), Rental Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Flaming June, Spanierman Modern, New York, NY
Interstate, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, Queens, NY
High Desert Test Sites 05, Joshua Tree, CA
The Workmanship of Risk, St. Lawrence University Art Gallery, Canton, NY
2005 IHC Hiking Club, as part of Frieze Projects with Andrea Zittel, London, UK
Political Textile Show/Knitknit Release, Three Walls, Chicago, IL
Post-Postcard, Outpost for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.
2004 Publish and Be Damned, Cubitt, London, England
High Desert Test Sites 03, Joshua Tree, CA
Groundhog Day, Pestorius Sweeney House, Brisbane, Australia
KnitKnit, Three Walls, Chicago, IL Knitknit at Sundown Salon, Los Angeles, CA
2003 High Desert Test Sites 02, Joshua Tree, CA
Sandwich Board, (with Daniel Marlos), curated by Jacob Fabricius, Los Angeles, CA
2002 High Desert Test Sites 01, Joshua Tree, CA
1998 Kamikaze, Marstall, Berlin, Germany
1997 Ten Los Angeles Artists, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Her Eyes are A Blue Million Miles (Version), Three Day Weekend, London, UK
The Eagle Rock Show, Eagle Rock Community Cultural Center, Eagle Rock, CA
1996 Wunderbar, Hamburg Kunstverien, Hamburg, Germany
246, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Skin Deep, Thomas Soloman’s Garage, Los Angeles, CA
246, Mark Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Visits P-House in Tokyo, Three Day Weekend, Tokyo, Japan
Chance, Art Center, Pasadena, CA
1995 P.L.A.N.: Photography Los Angeles Now, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
1994 Thanks, Three Day Weekend, Los Angeles, CA
Dave’s Not Here, Three Day Weekend, Los Angeles, CA
Group Show, Food House, Santa Monica, CA
Utter Realities, Cerritos College Art Gallery, curated by Randy Sommer, Cerritos, CA
Red Rover, Red Rover, Three Day Weekend, Los Angeles, CA
Gorgeous Politics: 8th Annuale, LACE, curated by Dave Hickey, Los Angeles, CA Traveled to
Temporary Contemporary Gallery, Las Vegas, NV
Grammerians, Guggenheim Gallery of Chapman University, Orange, CA
FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, COMMISSIONS, RESIDENCIES
2014 Whitney Biennial, Curated by Stuart Comer, Whitney Museum, New York, NY
2014 Ferrall Artist-in-Residence, Beloit College, Beloit, WI
2013 City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, individual Artist COLA Grant
2012 MacDowell Colony Fellowship, Petersborough, NH
2012 Malmö Festival, Malmö, Sweden, outdoor sculpture commission
2009 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award
2008 Durfee Artists Completion Grant
2007 California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists
2005 Headlands Center for the Arts, Project Space Residency, Sausalito, CA
ARTIST BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS
2015 Knotty. Self-published.
2014 American Megazine 2. Self-published.
Bookshelf 2. Self-published.
2013 American Megazine. Self-published.
2012 Bookshelf. Self-published.
Venice’s Beach Biannual 2012 (with Robby Herbst and Kimberly Varella). Los Angeles:
2008 Charted Patterns for Sweaters That Talk Back, New York: Printed Matter
2007 Unicycle Shop, Paris: Onestar Press.
2006 Road Bike Road Notes (Socrates Sculptural Park, Interstate), Self-published
2005 Everyday Hiking (with the Interlopers HC), Self-published.
American Stuccolow (with Louis Marchesano), Self-published.
Last Week in The Project Space, Self-published.
2004 Saddlesore, Self-published.
2003 High Desert Test Sites Publication 1, 2, 3, 5, Self-published.
1998 American Homebody, Self-published
1996 The Casual Observer (with Daniel Marlos), Self-published
Snowflake (with Benjamin Weissman), Los Angeles: Track 16 Gallery.
1994 Red Rover (with Jory Felice), Self-published.
Dave’s Not Here (with Jory Felice, Dave Hughes), Self-published.
Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
Saatchi Collection, London, United Kingdom
The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA
The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Printed Matter, New York, NY
University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
SOLO EXHIBITION CATALOGUES
David Pagel, “No wallflowers here: Sparks fly when art mingles on the walls of 'Flaming June VII',” Los Angeles Times, June 27, 2017
Sundbo, Annemore, Lisa Anne Auerbach and Jacob Fabricus. Chicken Strikken (exhibition catalog). Malmo, Sweden: Malmo Konsthall, 2012.
Bryan-Wilson, Julia and Jacob Proctor, Lisa Anne Auerbach (exhibition catalogue). Ann Arbor: University of Michican Museum of Art, 2010.
BIBLIOGRAPHY – PERIODICALS
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