Carrie Lederer’s work transports viewers across land and sky, illuminating a path to the deep, dark recesses of our universe. Her perspective—both micro and macro—conveys the bold and delicate forms that exist in the mysterious realms that surround us. Lederer’s up-close encounter with nature begins each day with her journey through the family garden, a place that continues to inspire her wondrous nature-scapes. About her work she states: “I am continually captured by nature’s sheer exuberance—a spectacle of complexity—beautiful, simple, and haphazard.” Read Carrie’s full artist’s statement.


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 ICA, and many others. Lederer is a recipient of the prestigious Fleishhacker Foundation Eureka Award, and she has completed commissions for Facebook, UCSF Medical Center, Art Source and private collections. See her full bio.


Lederer’s installations—built like a 3D still-life—use both real and constructed nature to explore ideas about landscape. Woven into her dense, tapestry-like environments is a constellation of objects representing sound, movement, texture and pattern found in our nature world. Read more about Lederer’s sculpture and installation.

FaceBook Artists in Residence, 2019

      Facebook Artists in Residence program, Fremont, CA, 40' x 12' mixed-media installation, 2019. Lederer’s project, titled The Land of Magic Awaits, explores life forms in nature—both micro and macro—and conveys the bold and delicate forms that exist...

Two Artworks Commissioned for UCSF Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building, San Francisco, CA.

A tapestry-like format shows dense, lush landscape sprouting growth in every direction—haphazard, tangled, and bursting with energy. Seemingly chaotic and lacking of floorplan, the terrain is teaming with activity, and like our natural world, one pocket of plant life...

Left Coast: An Exploration of the West’s Magnetic Draw

Left Coast: An Exploration of the West’s Magnetic Draw Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, June 6 – July 19, 2020 Work selected by Ken Harmen of Hashimoto Contemporary, SF and NY Image: Land of Magic (Daisy Clusters) See the exhibit

Bird, Nest, Nature | Bedford Gallery

Bird, Nest, Nature Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA June 15 – November 1, 2020 Image: The Daily Entwine Bird, Nest, Nature is a juried and invitational exhibition featuring a roster of local and national artists. Birds have captured the attention of humankind...