Karen Lederer received a BFA in Printmaking and Drawing from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, in 2008, and an MFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, in 2012. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her first solo exhibition at Grant Wahlquist Gallery was reviewed in Art New England, the Boston Globe, and the Portland Press Herald. She has also had solo exhibitions at Tennis Elbow at the Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, and Field Projects, New York, amongst others. Her work as been presented in group exhibitions at venues including: Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York; Danese/Corey, New York; Ortega Y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn; Bravin Lee, New York; Equity Gallery, New York; the Lower East Side Printshop, New York; and Anya Tish Gallery, Houston. Lederer has received fellowships, awards, and residencies from the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, New York; the Lowest East Printshop; the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Program; and New American Paintings.