Karen Lederer is a printmaker and painter from Brooklyn, New York, who uses printmaking to create highly saturated and poetic work that evokes a social media aesthetic, traditions of craft and "low art," and protest posters. Her work is thoughtful, well crafted, and offers viewers an insight into printmaking as a generative practice for creating drawings and paintings.
Lederer earned her M.F.A. in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design and a B.F.A. in Printmaking and Drawing from Washington University (St. Louis). She was a Studio Immersion Project Fellowship Award recipient from the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Program, an artist in residence at the Keyholder Program at the Lower East Side Printshop, and a studio recipient from the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program.
Lederer will be visiting campus February 21-22, and will meet with students and demonstrate her techniques in a variety of settings. Her visit and exhibition are co-sponsored by the Center for Principled Problem Solving and the departments of Art and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
The public is cordially invited to attend both a Free Press printmaking workshop with Lederer on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 2-3 p.m., in the Hege-Cox Printmaking Studio (HC-210); and an artist-led tour of the exhibition on Friday, February 22, at 4 p.m., followed by a reception in the Art Gallery.
Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm, and Sundays, 2-5 pm. The Art Gallery will be closed on Monday, January 21, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.