Joel Tauber

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Joel Tauber
Associate Professor
Video Art
(336) 758-5310
Office: Scales Fine Arts Center 202B


Joel Tauber grew up in Boston and then moved to New Haven to study sculpture and art history at Yale (BA, 1995). After college, Joel returned to Boston to begin his teaching and art career. He received a Masters in Education at Lesley College in 1997 and began teaching art and art history at the New Jewish High School of Greater Boston. In 1999, Joel had his first solo gallery show. Soon after that, Joel moved to Los Angeles to study video art at Art Center College of Design (M.F.A., 2002) and started exhibiting his work internationally. Tauber began teaching video art at the Art Institute of California, Orange County in 2003 and then at the University of Southern California in 2005. He now lives in Winston-Salem with his wife Alison and their sons, Zeke and Ozzie.

As a teacher, Tauber aims to empower students with the conceptual, technical, and aesthetic tools necessary for them to make video art projects that engage the world in a critically aware fashion.

As an artist and filmmaker, Joel strives to make work that raises questions and offers cultural critiques in poetic and non-didactic ways.

Selected Projects

Tauber_Attempting-To-Restore-Happyville_webThe Sharing Project






The Underwater Project: Turning Myself Into Music


Searching For The Impossible: The Flying Project



Seven Attempts To Make A Ritual


ART 114. Introduction to Video Art
ART 214. Video Art: Site Specific
ART 224. Video Art: Cyberspace
ART 228. Video Art: Theatre Works

Team taught and linked courses:
ART 285. Global Contemporary Art, Spring 2013 – team taught with Jay Curley
Video Art: Site Specific linked with David Finn’s Installation Art class, Spring 2012 & 2014