Collection: Karen Lederer

Karen Lederer’s paintings are filled with patterns, references to her New York City upbringing, reproductions of iconic artworks, and signs of the current political moment. Working alongside printed gradients and textures, she defines the rest of the image with paint. Both flat and rendered, the work conveys a spatial disorientation that denies stability. By mixing diverse processes in each piece, she seeks to create environments that are at once constructed and artificial, yet private and personal. Lederer received her BFA from Washington University in St. Louis and an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design. She was an artist in residence at Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, Lower East Side Printshop, and the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions at Grant Wahlquist Gallery, One River School, Guilford College Art Gallery, Tennis Elbow at The Journal Gallery, and Field Projects. She has participated in many group exhibitions most recently at Morgan Lehman, Platform Project Space, Unpaved Gallery, Danese/Corey, The Flinn Gallery, and Ortega Y Gasset Projects. In addition to her studio practice, Lederer also currently teaches classes and workshops at LaGuardia Community College, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Women’s Studio Workshop, Lower East Side Printshop, Manhattan Graphics Center, and Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. She lives and works in Brooklyn.