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Deep in the willowwacks

Carrie Lederer
Oakland, CA

About the Artist

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 Palo Alto, UCSF Medical Center, Art Source, Hudson Valley Seed Co., NY, and private collections. 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 has work in private collections including Oakland Museu…

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About the Artist

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 Palo Alto, UCSF Medical Center, Art Source, Hudson Valley Seed Co., NY, and private collections. 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 has work in private collections including Oakland Museum of California, di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, Stanford Medical Center, First Western Trust Bank, and Prudential Insurance Co, NY. 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 including ARTnews, San Francisco Chronicle, Diablo Magazine, and SquareCylinder.com.
About Lederer’s recent public art projects:
Last year (2019-20) Lederer created The Land of Magic Awaits, a 10’ x 40’ mixed-media mural for Facebook’s Artist in Residence program at their new Fremont campus. With this project, viewers are enveloped by the imagery and urged to make discoveries that are camouflaged into the mural (“find the fox,” for instance).
This year Lederer was commissioned by the City of Palo Alto to participate in a public art program called Uplift, a series of murals to enliven the downtown streetscape—her mural is titled Lost In My Abstract Garden.
Both the Facebook and Palo Alto murals are interactive, and they encourage viewers to knit together their own stories and interpretation. Each time viewers see the work, they will find something new.
Lederer currently lives and works in Oakland.

Artist’s Work

Deep in the willowwacks
Carrie lederer

Deep in the Willowwacks

By Carrie Lederer

Selected Exhibitions

Press and Accolades

  • FaceBook Artist in Residency documentary video: The Land of Magic Awaits
    2020
  • SquareCylinder, Musings on the Force of Nature
    December, 2017
  • MUSES, Michigan State University Arts and Letters Publication
    Vol. 27, 2015
  • SquareCylinder, Wondrous Strange: Carrie Lederer at Diablo Valley College
    November 1, 2015

Education

  • Michigan State University, BFA
    Lansing, MI,1977