Carrie Lederer is a painter, sculptor and installation artist who exhibits her nature-inspired work across the United States. Lederer is a recipient of the prestigious Fleishhacker Foundation Eureka Award, and she has completed public art commissions for Facebook, The City of Sunnyvale, Palo Alto and Menlo Park, UCSF Medical Center, Hudson Valley Seed Co., Imagery Winery, and private collections. In 2023 Lederer’s work was acquired by the City of San Francisco for the new 49 South Van Ness building, which is home to many city departments. 

Lederer has built site-specific installations for Turtle Bay Museum, de Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, Art Source, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, and many others.

Her has work in private collections including Oakland Museum of California, Montage Health Foundation, di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, Stanford Medical Center, First Western Trust Bank, and Prudential Insurance Co, NY.  

Lederer’s work has been profiled in Create! Magazine and will also be included in a forthcoming coffee table book titled Art That Heals, a collection of art at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her work was featured as the cover story for MUSES, published by MSU Department of Arts and Letters, and included in the nationally recognized New American Paintings catalogue. Lederer’s work has been widely reviewed in publications including ARTnews, San Francisco Chronicle, Diablo Magazine, and


Portraits of Nature: Entangled, Entwined, Terry A. Francois Building, San Francisco, CA

Nature’s Mysterious Conglomerates, FARM Projects, Wellfleet, Washington
Under the Wide Sky We Gather, Fourth Wall Gallery, Oakland, California

Musings on the Force of Nature: Vistas & Tableaux, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA

SUPERnatural!, Cabrillo College Art Gallery, Aptos, CA

Wondrous Strange, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA

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

New Work 2011, William Havu Gallery, Denver Colorado

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

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

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

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

Inside the Snowman, Fresno City College, Fresno, CA

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

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

New Work, Iannetti Lanzone Gallery, San Francisco, CA

de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA

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


City of San Francisco, SF Art Commission; painting commission: 49 Van Ness Building, SF, CA.
City of Sunnyvale, tapestry commission: Sunnyside of My Abstracted Garden, Sunnyvale City Hall, Sunnyvale, CA.

Imagery Winery, wine label commission, Glen Ellen, CA.
Mozaik Philanthropy, Artist’s Grant Award, Ecosystem X, Los Angeles, CA

Menlo Church Teen Center, Under the Great Sky We Gather, mural commission (5’ x 15’)
City of Palo Alto, Lost in my Abstract Garden, Mural Commission, UpLift Local Initiative
Hudson Valley Seed Company, commission for Artist Seed Packs program and traveling exhibition, Accord, NY

FaceBook AIR Program, Land of Magic is Watching; multi-media installation; Fremont, CA
Commission for Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building at UCSF, San Francisco, CA

Musings on the Force of Nature: Vistas and Tableaux, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, SF, CA, 2017

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Eureka Fellowship, Fleishhacker Foundation, San Francisco, CA

Flannagan Fellowship, Kala Institute, Berkeley, CA

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


Alchemy, online exhibition, Create Magazine, virtual magazine, United Kingdom.
Exhibition Continues, FARM Projects, Wellfleet, MA

Break of Day, Edge of Night, The Painting Center, New York, New York
Ecosystem X, Moziak Philanthropy, Los Angeles, CA
Eye Want Candy, Melhop Gallery, Zephar Cove, NV
Hudson Valley Seed Co: A Profile of the 2022 Seed Pack Art, Cornell Creative Art Center, Cornell, NY

Of Modest Mystics: Diminutive Contemporary Works, IDOLWILD Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Affinities: Paintings and Works on Paper by Carrie Lederer and Lenard Rosenfeld, Pastine Projects, San Francisco, CA
Real or Imagined, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA
West Coast Biennial, Turtle Bay Museum, Redding, CA
Pocketful of Posies, Gearbox Gallery, Oakland, CA
Destination Unknown, Perch Art House, San Francisco, CA
Art in the Age of Corona, New Museum Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA

Wild Tangents, online exhibition curated by Ann Trinca (SF, CA) and Catelyn Booth (NY,NY)
Gathering Project
, Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle , WA and Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
Wild Land
, Jen Tough Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Night Skies
, R Gallery, Boulder, CA
Left Coast, Marin MOCA, Novato, CA
Bird, Nest, Nature, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
Eco Consciousness, EcoArt Space, Santa Fe, NM (online)

Cultivated Nature, Mills Bldg., Curated by ArtSource, SF, CA
Arousing Biophilia: Exploring Art, Nature and Science, Art Ark Gallery, San Jose, CA

Justice and Liberty for Some, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
Detritus, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
Justice and Liberty for Some, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Justice and Liberty for Some, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, SF, CA
Back to the Garden, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ana 28, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Paper in Particular, Columbia College, Columbia Missouri

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


Mary Corbin, 48Hills, SF News and Culture; Finding Nature’s Pitch in the Macrocosms of Carrie Lederer, January 27, 2023.
Abraham Storer, The Provincetown Independent, Finding Beauty and Menace in the Natural World: Carrie Lederer Discovers Inspiration in Nature’s Extremes, September 22, 2022.
Heather Zimmerman, The Almanac, New Non-Profit Brings More Art to Menlo Park, January 28, 2022
FaceBook Artist in Residency documentary video: The Land of Magic Awaits, 2020
Julia Couzens, SquareCylinder, Musings on the Force of Nature, December 2017
Barbara Morris, SquareCylinder, Detritus @ San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, August, 2017
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


City of Sunnyvale, CA
Facebook, Fremont, CA
City of Palo Alto, CA
Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building at UCSF, San Francisco, CA
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
Di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, 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


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

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