Karen Lederer creates prints and paintings that portray attempts at intimacy such as feet immersed in a pond or a plant reaching towards a window in a poster. Educated with a printmaking background, she brings a graphic sensibility to the work by combining the subtle gradients of monoprinting with the gestural touch of painting. Lederer received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her BFA from Washington University, St. Louis. She was a SIP Award recipient from the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Program at The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts. She is currently an artist in residence at the Keyholder Residency Program at the Lower East Side Printshop in New York. Starting in September she’ll be working out of a Sharpe-Walentas studio in Dumbo, Brooklyn.