For Carrie Lederer is an artist and curator, and has been producing artwork and exhibitions for thirty years. Ms. Lederer was raised in Detroit, Michigan and attended Michigan State University where she received a BFA in sculpture and a BA in Art Education. She has exhibited her work nationally including exhibitions at Mills College Art Museum in Oakland, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, and The Lab in San Francisco; San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art and the San Jose Museum of Art in San Jose; Pictogram Gallery and Ev Gallery in New York City; and Melanee Cooper Gallery in Chicago. 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. Ms. Lederer is the recipient of the prestigious Fleishhacker Foundation Eureka Award, and her work was included in New American Paintings catalogue, published in 2005. In 2006 she was commissioned by Art Source of San Francisco to create a public art installation in the lobby of 101 California Street in downtown San Francisco.
Ms. Lederer is also Curator of Exhibitions at the Bedford Gallery, a municipal contemporary art space in downtown Walnut Creek. She has curated informative, stimulating and provocative exhibitions at the Bedford for over a decade. Under her guidance, the gallery has consistently shown diverse and inspiring work by a broad range of local, national, and international artists. Ms. Lederer’s special talent lies in creating a contextual framework for individual works of art, whether historical, contemporary, or community focused. She has constructed a program that is a living weave of exhibitions, many stretching beyond conventional constraints.
Carrie Lederer currently lives in Oakland, California with her husband Steven Pon who is also an artist, and their son Tommy.