Bio

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Carrie Lederer is a painter, sculptor and installation artist, and has been exhibiting her work for over thirty years. Lederer was raised in Detroit, Michigan and attended Michigan State University where she received a BFA in sculpture and a BA in Art Education.

Currently living in Oakland, California, she has exhibited her work locally at Mills College Art Museum, Art Turtle Bay Museum, diRosa Art Preserve, Berkeley Art Center, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, The Lab, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and Science, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose Museum. Nationally she has exhibited at Pictogram Gallery, Cavin Morris and Ev Gallery in New York City; Melanee Cooper Gallery in Chicago, Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, and William Havu Gallery in Denver. Her exhibitions have been reviewed in local and national publications including ArtNews, San Francisco Chronicle, ArtWeek, San Jose Mercury News, Art Issues Magazine, and Diablo Magazine.

Lederer was recipient of the prestigious Fleishhacker Foundation Eureka Award, and her work was included in New American Paintings catalogue. Her work was recently profiled with a cover story in MUSES, a large scale periodical published by MSU Department of Arts and Letters. Lederer was commissioned by Art Source of San Francisco to create a public art installation for 101 California Street in SF, and she has also been commissioned to create artworks for private collections. Her work has been collected locally and nationally.

SOLO EXIBITIONS

2017
New Work, Spunsmoke, Oakland, CA (forthcoming)

2016
SUPERnatural!, Cabrillo College Art Gallery, Aptos, CA

2015
Wondrous Strange, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA

2012
The Daily Entwine: Meditations and Musings on Earth, Sanchez Art Gallery; Pacifica, CA

2011
New Work 2011, William Havu Gallery, Denver Colorado

2006
Above and Below: a site-specific installation, 101 California Street, San Francisco, CA

2005
The Sound of Green, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2004
Offering: An installation of painting and sculpture, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2003
Tangle in the Garden, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA

2000
Inside the Snowman, Fresno City College, Fresno, CA

1999
Snowmen in Summer, John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley, CA

1993
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1989
New Work, Iannetti Lanzone Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1987
de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA

1986
Pictogram Gallery, New York City, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery, San Francisco CA

1985 Introductions, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Justice and Liberty for Some, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2016
Palette, ampersand international arts, San Francisco, CA
Paper, Toby’s Gallery, Pt. Reyes Station, CA

2015
Everybody’s Ocean, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and Science, Santa Cruz, CA

2014
Good Mail Day, Airstream Gallery, Dover, New Hampshire
(n)Collage, Petaluma Art Center, Petaluma, CA
Bloom, Pence Gallery, UC Davis, Davis, CA
Flora & Fauna, Grey Loft Gallery, Oakland, CA

2013
Just Add Water, Studio Quercus, Oakland, CA
Origins, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
Twenty, William Havu Gallery, Denver, Colorado
Space, Studio Quercus, Oakland, CA

2012
Let Strange Flowers Burst Forth, a.Muse Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011
Age of Wonder: Artists Engaged with the Natural World, Turtle Bay Museum, Redding, CA (catalogue)
San Francisco Art Fair, Fort Mason, William Havu Gallery, SF, CA
Shine, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
Art On First, Napa Art Commission, Napa, CA

2010
A Garden of Earthly Delights, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
Three Artists from the Bay Area, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
Summer Selections, William Havu Gallery, Denver Colorado
Life.Forms, Haldan Gallery, Lake Tahoe College, South Lake Tahoe, CA

2009
(un)Natural, di Rosa Art Preserve, Napa, CA

2008
Earth Days, Oakopolis, Oakland, CA
Biophilia, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
Patterns and Portraits, K Gallery, Alameda, CA

2007
Green is the New Black, Melanie Cooper Gallery, Chicago, Ill
Taste 2007, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

2006
Our Planet, Our Home; SFMOMA Artists’s Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Modern Edens: Permutations of Paradise, SPUR Projects, Portola Valley, CA

2005
Fabulandia, The Lab, San Francisco, CA
Ornamentation: The Art of Desire, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
Thirty Something, 30 years of Printmaking; SFMOMA Artists Gallery / Kala Printmaking Institute, SF, CA
Monotype Marathon 2005, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

2004
Hidden Order: Pattern Content in Contemporary Abstraction, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA

2003
20th Anniversary Invitational, SFMOMA Art Artist’s Gallery, S.F., CA
Avant-Garden, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia

2002
Watermark 2002: works on paper, Studio 107, Whiteville, North Carolina

2001
Wendy Sussman Memorial Benefit, U.C. Berkeley Art Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2000
Behind the Walls, Lawton Gallery, University of Green Bay, Green Bay, Wisconsin

1999
ana 28, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana

1997
Three Bay Area Artists, Diablo Valley College, Concord, CA

1993
Fleishhacker Painting Fellowships, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

1992
Testing the Market, Untitled Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

1991
Small Works: Summer Invitational, Cavin Morris Gallery, New York, New York
1991 Five Bay Area Painters, Jennifer Pauls Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Artists’ Views on Romance, Monterey Museum, Monterey, CA

1990
Places in the Mind, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

1989
Selections from the di Rosa Collection, Rasmussen Art Gallery, Angwin, CA
Home Show, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA.

1989
Invitational Exhibition, Napa Fine Arts Gallery, Napa, CA.
Mono Types, Iannetti Lanzone Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Scratching the Surface, Visual Art Center of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska

1988
Works on Paper, Roy Boyd Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
10th Anniversary Invitational, SFMOMA Artist’s Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Contra Costa Contemporary Art Collections, Hearst Art Gallery, Lafayette, CA.

1987
Six from the San Francisco Bay Area, Iannetti Lanzone, San Francisco, CA
Contemporary Women Painters, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA.
Immersion (collab. w/ Matthews Dance Co.), New Performance Gallery, S.F., CA.
Ann Flannagan Fellowship Awards, Kala Institute, Berkeley, CA

1986
Small Works, Ev Gallery, New York City, NY
Works on Paper, Pictogram Gallery, New York City

1985
Colors, Marks, Patterns, Planes, Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, Philadelphia, PA
Belief and Disbelief, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
Crosscurrents, Sandy Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Modern Mythology, Pictogram Gallery, New York City, NY
Dance Definitions, Transamerica Corporation, S.F. and Los Angeles, CA
Ex.pres.sion, San Jose Art League, San Jose, CA
California Works, Sacramento State Faire, Sacramento, CA

1984
Paper in Particular, Columbia College, Columbia Missouri

1981
Figurative Works, Vertex Gallery, Taos, New Mexico
Xerox and Beyond, LaMamelle Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
The Exchange Show, Franz Mehring Gallery, Berlin, West Germany

AWARDS, CATALOGUES, COMMISSIONS

2016
MFA Never, Root Division, exhibition catalogue, San Francisco, CA

2015
MUSES, Michigan State University Arts and Letters Publication, East Lansing, MI

2011
Age of Wonder: Artists Engaged with the Natural World, Turtle Bay Museum, Redding, CA
Art On First, Napa Art Commission, Napa, CA; Installation: Wondrous Strange.

2009
Found Object Art II; Shiffer Publishing, Ltd., Edited by Tina Skinner; Atglen, PA.

2006
Art Source Public Art Commission, Installation: Offering, San Francisco, CA

2005
New American Painting, No. 61, The Open Studio Press

1993
Eureka Fellowship, Fleishhacker Foundation, San Francisco, CA

1987
Flannagan Fellowship, Kala Institute, Berkeley, CA

1985
Exhibition Award, 15th Annual 2-D Regional, San Jose, CA
Exhibition Award, California Works, Sacramento, CA

BIBLOGRAPHY

Amy Plesant, Huffington Post, Artist’s Mobilize: With Liberty and Justice for Some, An Exhibition on Immigration, January 19, 2017
Maria Porges, SquareCylinder, Wondrous Strange: Carrie Lederer at Diablo Valley College, Nov. 1, 2015
Marcia Tanner, Berkeleyside, Berkeley Art Center showcases sculpture in new show, May 7, 2013.
Alex Bigman, East Bay Express, Origins: Elemental Forms in Nature, May, 2013
Jack Fischer; Scene Magazine, (feature 4 page article) Carrie’s World, An Artist and Curator balances Careers—and a Universe where nature and Artifice Co-exist; Fall, 2010.
Diablo Magazine, Top Tickets, February, 2009.
Art Business.Com, diRosa preserve: (un)Natural, February 21, 2009
Gretchen Giles, The Bohemian, Spring Fervor, April 15, 2009
Mary Anne Kluth, Artweek, (un)Natural at the diRosa Preserve, June 2009.
Sonoma Magazine, Manuel R. Merjil, Art From diRosa to SVMA, summer 2009.
Alameda Magazine, Eclectic Art: Patterns and Portraits, January 2008
DeWitt Cheng, East Bay Express, Still Shocking: Artists uncover new things in Nature, 2008
Hiya Swahuyser, SF Weekly, See/Be Seen, Holy Terra, Planet of the Arts, September, 2005
Sharon Mizota, SF Weekly, Imaginary Forces, A look at Alternate Universes, November, 2005
Alison Bing, Artweek, “Hidden Order” at the Oakland Art Gallery, November 2004, vol. 35, Issue 9
Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland Gallery Seeks Hidden Order, August 28, 2004
Barbara Morris, Artweek, Carrie Lederer at Mills College Art Museum, November 2003, vol. 34, issue 9
Mark Van Proyan, Art Issues Magazine, January/February 2000
Anita Amirrezvana, Contra Consta Times, Spotlight Calendar, October 29, 1999
Stephan Yafa, Making A Stand: Five Women From Spark to Fire, Diablo Magazine, May 1998
Jureria Aleem, Three Artists Paint Nature, The DVC Inquirer, October 6, 1995.
Kenneth Baker, Bay Area Painters (Eureka Award) San Francisco Chronicle, November 28, 1993
Staff Writer, Falkirk curator at SFMOMA Rental Gallery, Marin New Pointer, May 26, 1993
Anna Gordon, A Broken World, Artweek, September 26, 1991
Christine Tamblyn, San Francisco: Iannetti Lanzone Gallery, ARTnews, November, 1989
Kenneth Baker, Summer Show Surprises, San Francisco Chronicle, August 26, 1989
Dorothy Burkhart, Thoughts in Need of Provocation?, San Jose Mercury News, November 24, 1989
Dorothy Burkhart, Mixing Metaphors and Metamorphosis, San Jose Mercury News, December 1, 1989
Terri Cohn, Looking Homeward, Artweek, March 18, 1989
Mary Wallis, Downtown Art Gallery Unveils Invitational, Napa Register, January 5, 1989
PANZ Corporation, Contemporary Women Artists Calendar, 1988
Ann Hurley, Feminine Fantasies, San Francisco Bay Guardian, January 13, 1988
Berkeley Monthly, Front Cover of magazine (full/color), Vol. XVLLL, #3, December 1987
Staff Writer, Art at Heart Gallery lent by Lamorindans, Contra Costa Sun, November 2, 1988
Marian Ciriscioli, California Women Artists, Horizon Magazine, June, 1987
Mark Van Proyan, Enigmatic Images and Suggestive Forms. Artweek, December 26, 1987
Kenneth Baker, Vague Discontent of the Under discovered, San Francisco Chronicle, June 18, 1987
Dorothy Burkhart, de Saisset Features Three for the Show, San Jose Mercury News, June 26, 1987
Kenneth Baker, Three Painters at the de Saisset, San Francisco Chronicle, July 25, 1987
Staff Writer, Images of Self in the de Saisset Exhibit, Santa Clara Spectrum, June 17, 1987
David Gere, S.F. Premiers Worthy of Dancer’s Circuit, Oakland Tribune, July 25, 1987.
Allan Ulrich, Tension and Logic Short-Circuit New Dance Offering, S.F. Examiner, July 25, 1987
Marilyn Tucker, Collaboration Smothers Choreography, San Francisco Chronicle, July 25, 1987
Toshiyasu Ohi, News From Abroad, Bijutsu Techno, Tokyo, Japan, September, 1986
Charles Schere, Open Studios Displays its Finest Art, Oakland Tribune, May 5, 1986
Egret Publications, East Village: A Guide, 1985 and 1986
Andrea Liss, San Francisco Introductions ’85, ARTnews, October, 1985
Kenneth Baker, Two Promising Introductions, San Francisco Chronicle, July 25, 1985
Dorothy Burkhart, Disquieting Presences, Knockout Paintings in S.F., San Jose Mercury News, July 6, 1985
Alfred Jan, Four Approaches to the Figure, Artweek, March 16, 1985
Dorothy Burkhart, Critics Choice, San Jose Mercury News, March 3, 1985

COLLECTIONS

Stanford University Medical Center, Menlo Park, CA
First Western Trust Bank, CA
Risk Management Solutions, Newark, CA
Frank and Jessica Lonergan, SPUR Projects, Portola Valley, CA
Robert Allen/Claudia Mahecha Design, Larkspur, CA
The DiRosa Foundation and Perserve, Napa CA
Oakland Museum of California, Oakland CA
Prudential Insurance Co, New York, New York
Estate of Ellen Davies Rush, San Francisco, CA
Estate of Modesto Lanzone, San Francisco, CA
Pasquali Iannetti, San Francisco, CA
Susan Swig Watkins, San Francisco, CA
Beverly and George James, San Francisco, CA
Sweetwater Development Incorporated, Sacramento, CA
The Conn Collection, San Francisco, CA
Theresa Di Suvero, San Francisco, CA
Niehaus, Rhan, Wong, Inc., San Francisco, CA
Dr. and Mrs. Laurence Ruggiero, Sarasota, FL
David Anderson, Andover, MA

EDUCATION

Michigan State University: BFA, Sculpture; BA Art Education.

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