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 studied at Art Center College of Design (MFA) and Yale University (BA). Tauber teaches experimental film and orchestrates the video art program at Wake Forest University. His work has been shown in solo art exhibitions at a number of locations, including Galerie Adamski in Berlin as well as Aachen, Germany; the University Art Museum at Cal State Long Beach; the Helen Lindhurst Fine Arts Gallery at the University of Southern California; the Rocky Mountain School of Photography; and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. 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, the 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, the 2007-2008 CalArts / Alpert Ucross Residency Prize for Visual Arts, and a 2015 grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation For The Visual Arts in conjunction with a residency from The Grand Central Art Center. 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, KCRW Radio, WFDD 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.