Lisa Anne Auerbach, installation view of Beverly Center, 2017 (900 linear feet of knitting patterns installed in the mall).

Prensky Island Press Visiting Artist Lecture: Lisa Anne Auerbach

October 2, 2017
6p Reception, 6:30p Lecture
Steinberg Auditorium

Lisa Anne Auerbach will serve as the Arthur L. and Sheila Prensky Island Press Visiting Artist for fall 2017.

Auerbach engages ideas about self-publishing and other modes of communication. Her sweaters, publications, and photographs have been shown in museums, galleries, cooperative bicycle repair shops, and kunsthals, and on vacant desert lots, internationally, including solo exhibitions at Malmö Konsthall in Sweden (2012); American Philosophical Society Museum and Philagrafika2010: Out of Print in Philadelphia (2010); Nottingham Contemporary in the United Kingdom (2009); University of Michigan Museum of Art (2009); Aspen Art Museum in Colorado (2008); Printed Matter in New York (2009); and CPK Kunsthal in Copenhagen (2006). Her work was also included in the Whitney Biennial 2014, Parasophia: Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture 2015, and Nine Lives: Visionary Artists from L.A. at the Hammer Museum in 2009. She has self-published numerous magazines, including American Megazine, Saddlesore, and American Homebody, among others. Her knitting patterns are currently up at the Beverly Center.

Auerbach's public art commissions have included a tile wall at Malmöfest in Malmö, Sweden; a path at Beloit College; billboards in Cincinnati; and 1,000 feet of wallpaper at the Beverly Center Mall.

She earned a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MFA from Art Center College of Design. She received a 2007 California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists, a 2009 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, 2012 and 2016 MacDowell Colony Fellowships, and a 2012 City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs Individual Artist COLA Grant.

Auerbach is the co-proprietor of the backyard space The Meow, which shows small businesses run by artists. She is an associate professor of art at Pomona College.

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