Carrie Lederer is a painter, sculptor and installation artist who exhibits her nature-inspired work across the United States. She has built site-specific installations for Turtle Bay Museum, de Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, and many others. Lederer is a recipient of the prestigious Fleishhacker Foundation Eureka Award, and she has completed commissions for UCSF Medical Center, Facebook, Art Source and private collections. Her work was profiled in a cover story for MUSES, published by MSU Department of Arts and Letters, and included in New American Paintings. Lederer’s work has been widely reviewed in publications that include ARTnews, San Francisco Chronicle, Diablo Magazine, and SquareCylinder.com. Raised in Detroit, Lederer earned her BFA in Sculpture from Michigan State University. She lives and works in Oakland.
Carrie Lederer's current work consists of ornate compositions that use a pattern-based topographical matrix to portray ideas about land and our natural world. She uses fabric, fur, flock, glitter, glass eyes and more to construct images that are simultaneously ordered, in disarray, realistic and abstract. The tapestry-like format is dense, haphazard, sometimes tangled, and bursting with energy. Seemingly chaotic and lacking of floor-plan, the terrain is teeming with activity, and like our natural world, one pocket of activity finds connection and entwines into the next.
-Pocket Full of Posies, Gearbox Gallery, August 27 thru October 3
-Real or Imagined, Attleboro Art Museum
-10x10x10, Mighty Tieton, August 7 thru October 10
Commission, New York Hudson Valley Seed Co.