Tauber can be as poignantly eccentric as German performance jester John Bock, and as profound as Joseph Beuys.  

– Emma Gray, ArtReview Magazine


Joel Tauber is an artist and filmmaker who received his MFA in art from Art Center College of Design and his BA in art history and sculpture from Yale University. Tauber is an assistant professor of art at Wake Forest University, where he is developing their video art program. His work has been shown in solo art exhibitions at a number of locations, including Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects in LA and Galerie Adamski in Berlin as well as Aachen, Germany. He has been included in numerous group art exhibitions including the 2004 and 2008 California Biennials at the Orange County Museum of Art; “The Gravity in Art” at the De Appel Centre For Contemporary Art in Amsterdam; and “Still Things Fall From the Sky” at the California Museum of Photography. Film Festivals include the Sedona International Film Festival, San Francisco Documentary Festival, and the Downtown Film Festival – Los Angeles, where his movie, “Sick-Amour”, was awarded “Best Green Film.” Tauber won the 2007 Contemporary Collectors of Orange County Fellowship and the 2007-2008 CalArts / Alpert Ucross Residency Prize for Visual Arts. His project “Sick-Amour” was shortlisted for a 2011 International Green Award. Tauber’s work has been featured in numerous media outlets, including National Public Radio, Deutsche Welle / Deutschlandfunk radio, NBC local news, the Ovation Network, Swedish Television, ArtReview Magazine, The Design Magazine, ArtWeek, artUS Magazine, The Pasadena Star News, and The Los Angeles Times.