Lisa Anne Auerbach

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    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

2014    Spells, Gavlak, Los Angeles, CA

            American Megazine #1, The Ski Club, Milwaukee, WI

            The Age of Aquarius,”Gavlak, Palm Beach, FL

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

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,
             Riverside, CA

             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

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:
              Hammer Museum.

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

“BDSM, Craft, & Politics: An interview with Lisa Anne Auerbach.” Ooga Booga Store, March, 2015.
Beato, Greg. "So, Print is Dying? Don't Tell the Megazine." The New York Times. N.p., 17 Mar. 2015. Web. 2015.
Tumlir, Jan. "Review: Lisa Anne Auerbach." Artforum. N.p., Jan. Web. 2015.§ion=los-angeles.
Wagley, Catherine. ”Event, Lisa Anne Auerbach: Spells.” LA Weekly, October, 2014.
Mizota, Sharon. “Review: Lisa Anne Auerbach’s barbed and cozy knits at Gavlak Gallery.” Los Angeles Times, September 25, 2014.
Engström, Frida Arnqvist. Gerillaslöjd. Hemslöjden Förlag, 2014. Pp. 18-31.
Keefe, Alexander. “Critics’ Picks: Lisa Anne Auerbach.” ArtForum, September, 2014.
Miranda, Carolina. “Message in a sweater: Lisa Anne Auerbach on cats, knitting and zines.” Los Angeles Times, September 9, 2014.
Frank, Priscilla. “The Space Where Zines and Knit Sweaters Overlap.” Huffington Post, September 2, 2014.
Melrod, George. “artist profile: lisa anne auerbach.” Art Ltd., September 2014. Pp. 84-85.
Luke, Ben. “Abstract America Today, Saatchi Gallery exhibition review.” London Evening Standard, May 28, 2014.
Morris, Bill. "The Writing on the Wall (Redux): The 2014 Whitney Biennial, Starring David Foster Wallace.” The Millions. March 13, 2013.      
Hoffman, Barbara. “Latest Whitney Biennial Will Blow Your Mind.” New York Post, March 7, 2014.        
Defore, John. “Whitney 2014 Biennial: Five Hot Artists to Watch.” March 7, 2014.   
Sjostrom, Jan. “Art Exhibit a Creative Reunion.” Palm Beach Daily News (The Shiny Sheet). February 28, 2014. p. 1.   
Chrisman-Campbell, Kimberly. “Lisa Anne Auerbach: Making them Sweat.” Ornament, Volume 36, Number 5, 2013. Pp. 48-53. (Cover Story)      
Solberg, Tone. “Strikk og politikk.” Magasinet, April 6, 2013. Pp. 59-61                                      
Skoglund, Sara. “Lisa Anne Auerbach.” Artlover #14, 2013. Pp. 23-24.                                     
Engström, Frida Arnqvist. “Bäraren är Budskapet” (The Carrier is the Message). Konstperspectiv, January 2013.  Pp 36-39.  
Monachesi, Juliana. “Costuras Contemporaneas.” Harpers Bazaar Brazil. February, 2013. Pp. 148-151.         
Von Borries, Friedrich. “Mach Es Nicht Selbst” (Make it Uneven). Monopol. February, 2013. P. 21.         
Diedrichs, Maria. “Med Maskorna Som Vapen” (With Stitches as Weapons). Hemslöjd, Number 1, 2013. pp. 33-37.   
Berardini, Andrew. “Chicken Strikken (book review).” The Art Book Review, January 28, 2013.
Duncan, Fiona. “Lisa Anne Auerbach on Her Subversive Sweaters & Why She’s Sitting Out the Election.” Bullett. October 25, 2012.            
Berardini, Andrew. “Take This Personally: Lisa Anne Auerbach. “ Art Slant, November 28, 2012.            
Themsen, Maria Kjaer. “Ti spørgsmål: Lisa Anne Auerbach.“ Kunstkritikk, November 9, 2012.     
Frank, Priscilla. “Lisa Anne Auerbach's Politically Charged Knitted Sweaters Rock Our World.” Huffington Post, November 6, 2012    
Wright, Chris. “Pies Christmas Gift Idea 2012: #1 The Zlatan Sweater.” Who Ate All the Pies Soccer website, November 27, 2012.   
Galperina, Marina. “Lisa Anne Auerbach’s Awesome, Arty Feminist Sweaters.” Flavorwire, October 17, 2012.
Richter, David. “Likheter mellan fotografin och stickningen. (Similarities between photography and knitting”(radio interview-Sveriges Radio is like Swedish NPR)                                                                                                                                
Söderholm, Carolina. “Laddade tröjor matchar rummet Konst (Charged Shirts Match Room Art” Sydsvenskan, November 14, 2012, p B4. 
Dambrot, Shana Nys. “Lisa Anne Auerbach: The Social Knitwork.” L.A. Canvas, Volume 1, Number 6. September/October 2011. p. 18-19.  
Hodge, Brooke, “Seeing Things | Studio Visit: Lisa Anne Auerbach.” New York Times Design Blog (June 23, 2011).      
Jortveit, Anne Karin. “Handmade Actions.” Norwegian Crafts (March 11, 2011).                   
Finkel, Jori, “The art of a cold one: Tom Marioni brings beer drinking to the gallery.” Los Angeles Times (September 4, 2010): Section D, Page 1.   
Green, Penelope. “Is it Art or Their Shoes?” The New York Times (December 10, 2009), Section D, Page 1.      
Vogel, Carol. “Wish You Were Here.” The New York Times (March 19, 2009): Section F, Page 1.
Recker, Keith. “Shout it Out.” Hand/Eye Magazine (2009): 2.                                                    
Patterson, Mark. “Some Purls in a Show of Knit Wit.” Nottingham Evening Post (October 9, 2009).      
Matthews, Riah. “Artist Inspired By Robin Hood For Exhibition.” Nottingham Evening Post, (October 3, 2009).
Goldwyn, Liz. “Lisa Anne Auerbach.” Hanatsubaki (August, 2009): 27.                                     
Wiley, Chris. “The Office.” Abitare (June, 2009): 165-167.                                                          
Maloney, Patricia. “500 Words.” (September 30, 2009).                                  
Rizzotti, Alessandra. “Heeb 100.” Heeb Magazine (October, 2009).                                         
Graubart, Hadara. “Sweater Girl.” Tablet Magazine Online (July 23, 2009).                           
Stryker, Mark. “Artists and Their Art: Lisa Anne Auerbach.” Detroit Free Press (July 5, 2009).  
Ward, Alie. “Bike Night at the Hammer Museum.” Los Angeles Times.                                     
Byron, Jacquie. “Knit... With Grit: Politics and the Knitting Needle.” Get Creative, Australia (May 2009). Pp 12- 17.  
Zohn, Patricia. “Culture Zohn: Lisa Anne Auerbach and Jenny Holtzer: Art Meets Politics Over Words.” Huffington Post (March 13, 2009).    
Cave, Damien. “Laugh at a Campaign Pitch? Sure. Visit the Grandparents? Not so Much.” The New York Times (October 14, 2008): Section A, Page 12.                                                                                                                                                  
Kongsbak, Kirja. “Strik Kan Gøre en Forskel.”  GavStrik (Winter, 2008): 4-5.                               
Fuller, Daniel. “Comics of Salvation.” Art On Paper (November/December, 2008): 14-16.
Solberg, Tone. “Politikk og strikk.” Aftenposten (November 28, 2008): 40-44.                          
Gersten, Lana. “Political Stitch: Knitting for Obama.” The Forward (October 16, 2008): 2.
Williamson, Damien. “AAM Hosts a Different Kind of Voting Drive.” Aspen Daily News (October 9, 2008): 6.     
Oksenhorn, Stewart. “Poli-Knits: Lisa Auerbach fashions a message in sweaters.” Aspen Times (October 4, 2008): 27-28.       
Morris, Barbara. “Make You Notice' at SFAC Gallery” (review). Artweek v. 39 no. 5. (June 2008): 12-13         
Plimack, Alex. “Artists Taking Care of Business.” Baltimore Sun (May 31, 2008).                      
Cervasio, Stella. “Accademia Belle Arti in scena la ‘disturbata.’” La Republica (May 21, 2008).           
Pepe, Anita. “Va in scena la realta quoidiana.” Roma (May 21, 2008).                                  
De Stefano, Stefano. “Anche la scenata finisce in mostra.” Corriere Della Sera (May 21,    2008): 21.
Dawson, Jessica. “Emphasizing Inc. as an Artistic Medium; Baltimore’s Creative Stock Is Mostly on the Rise in ‘Cottage Industry’.” Washington Post (July 13, 2008): MO4.
Berardini, Andrew. “Lisa Anne Auerbach: Auerbachtoberfest.” Art Review (January 2008).
Cotter, Holland. “Go Ahead, Expect Surprises.” New York Times (August 9, 2007).          
Leaver, Jon. “The L.A. County Fair: Paradise Lost, Lost, or Nostalgia Ain’t What it Used to Be.” X-TRA (Spring 2007).
Polgreen, Erin.“Art Space: Body Count Mittens Project.“ In These Times (April, 2007):41.
Warren, Ellen. “Making Trouble.“ Chicago Tribune Magazine (April 1, 2007): 15.
Witchel, Leigh. “Extreme Knitting.“ Knit.1 Magazine (Spring, 2007).                                          
Percival, Lindy. “Make it Yourself: The Critical Guide.” The Age, Australia (December 22, 2007): A2, Page 5.   
Schwendener, Martha. “Flair and Flash, Not Frumpiness.” The New York Times (January 27, 2007): Section B, Page 9.
Harvey, Doug. “StreetSignism.” LA Weekly (November 17-29): 2006.                                       
Epstein, Rebecca. “For Your Social Consideration.” Citybeat (December 7-13, 2006).           
Neil, Jonathan T.D. “Interstate: The American Road Trip.” Art Review (August 2006).            
“Palm D’Or.” Elle (August, 2006).                                                                                                 
Pagel, David. “A passionate red-state manifesto.” Los Angeles Times (July 7, 2006).             
Karni, Annie. “Road Rage: Reinterpreting ‘The American Road Trip’ at Socrates Sculpture Park.” (June 1, 2006).    
Holte, Michael Ned. “Preview: From California To the New York Island.” Artforum (Summer, 2006).    
Summers, Marya. “Art Review.” New Times West Palm Beach (April 20, 2006).                      
Gschwandtner, Sabrina. “USA Knitting Today.” Rowan Magazine (Spring/Summer 2006).     
Bollen, Christopher. “Modern Art’s Three Hot Trends.” Domino (March, 2006).                       
Mangan, Lucy. “Frieze: A walk on the wild side: Lucy Mangan joins the Interlopers, a bizarre artists’ hiking club, as they amble (in fancy dress) along the corridors of the art fair.” The Guardian (October 21, 2005): Page 11.
Finkel, Jori, “Making the Desert Bloom Out West. Way Out West.” The New York Times (September 25, 2005): Section 2, page 36. 
Dambrot: Shana. “Lisa Anne Auerbach: Fear No Sweater.” FiberArts Magazine (Jan/Feb 2006).         
Armstrong, Liz. “The Crafty Protester.” Chicago Reader (October 22, 2004).                          
Timberg, Scott. “Shimmers in the Desert.” LA Times (May 25, 2003).                                        
Lott, Jeremy. “Is the Pope cool? Divinely, and in more ways that one. National Post, Canada (July 20, 2002): Page B1.
Bonetti, David. “Gallery Watch.” San Francisco Examiner (February 28, 1997).
Berman, Tosh. “News: The Casual Observer.” Art Commotion (July 22, 1996).
“Cheese instead of Asceticism,” Der Spiegel (May, 1996).
Green, David A. “Photography Los Angeles? Now Now.” LA Reader (September 8, 1995).
Greene, David A. “Blurred Visions.” LA Reader (October 28, 1994).
Frank, Peter. “Two Exhibitions Differ Dramatically but Share Comparable Energy Levels.” Orange County Register (January 6, 1994).
Morgan, Charles. “Gourgeous Politics.” Las Vegas Weekly (December 21, 1994).
Curtis, Cathy. “Freeing Words From Their Life Sentence.” LA Times (February 22, 1994).         

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.


Hand Eye Magazine

Shout It Out

New York Times
Seeing Things, Studio Visit
Nottingham Post

Inspired by Robin Hood

Art Forum
Nottingham Contemporary Window Installation
LA Times
Bike Night at the Hammer Museum