Ryan Taber

Ryan Taber is an Artist, Designer, and Furniture Maker based in Los Angeles California. He is an Associate Professor and serves as the Program Head for Wood in 3D Media at California State University, Long Beach. Taber's practice draws on the histories of Art, Craft, and Design to consider the relationship between the materiality of human artifacts and the ideological positions of their makers. 

Taber has exhibited sculptural works, drawings, and furniture nationally and internationally since 2004 including exhibitions at LACMA, LACE, Torrance Art Museum, and at numerous commercial galleries in Los Angeles, The Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston, and The Grey Art Gallery at New York University among others. His work has been featured in periodicals including Artforum, Art News, and Extra magazine. Since 2009 he has completed commissioned furniture works for clients ranging from individual collectors to corporate clients including recent interior and furniture design for the Los Angeles offices of Redfin.

Image Caption for Sample Works:
  1. Image #1 "After Sergio Rodrigues with Peter William Lund's Eremotherium laurillardi"
  2. Image #2 Detail; "After Sergio Rodrigues with Peter William Lund'sEremotherium laurillardi".
  3. Image #3 "Colonial Eversion" 2/3 Scale replica of Sheraton's Metamorphic Library Table built for King George III.".
  4. Image #4, "The Confined Deep" Full-Scale period replicas of Old Hickory furniture, originally designed for Yellowstone's Old Faithful Inn, with additional fossil components.
  5. Image #5, "Auratic Geometries" Cast iron stove pattern modeled by synthesizing a historical Shaker Stove Design with unrealized sculptural elements from the studio of Tony Smith.
  6. Image #6, Detail; "Auratic Geometries".