Homespun: Hudson Valley Artists 2023

The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz will open its annual Hudson Valley Artists exhibition, “Hudson Valley Artists 2023: Homespun” on Feb. 4, 2023. The exhibition will remain on view through April 2.

Breaking Repeated Patterns, 2023. Niki Lederer.
Umbrella canopy gores, nylon thread, nylon webbing, grommets 

Artists in the Exhibition

Paolo Arao | Grace Bakst Wapner | Natalie Baxter |Samantha Bittman | Orly Cogan | Melissa Dadourian | Ana Maria Farina | Kathy Greenwood | Kat Howard | Laura Kaufman | Laleh Khorramian | Niki Lederer | Will McLeod | Rachel Mica Weiss | Courtney Puckett | Padma Rajendran | Hanna Washburn | Deborah Zlotsky | Ishraq Zraikat

Curated by Karlyn Benson, The Dorsky’s interim curator and exhibitions manager, the 16th Hudson Valley Artists exhibition features 19 local artists who were selected by invitation and will open in February, a new winter timeslot for this annual exhibition. The exhibition will return to its open-call, juried format in 2024.

“Homespun” is a group exhibition of artists working in the Hudson Valley who use fabric and fiber as their primary medium. It features a range of approaches to working with textiles, from contemporary quilts to sculpture and weaving.

“Homespun” explores the ways in which some artists use fabric in order to honor traditional crafts and “women’s work,” while others use sewing and needlework techniques learned from relatives to connect with their personal histories. Many artists in the exhibition utilize materials that have been recycled, donated, or repurposed to create new forms and structures.


AiOP Art in Odd Places 2022: STORY

AiOP Art in Odd Places 2022: STORY

Art in Odd Places 2022: STORY curated by Jessica Elaine Blinkhorn features visual and performance artists on 14th Street from Avenue C to the Hudson River on September 23-25, 2022.

Critical Mass: Saturday September 24, 2022, 3pm – 5 pm between Sixth Avenue and Eighth Avenue

Yasmeen Abdallah | AnimaeNoctis | Clover Archer | Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Balitrónica, & La Pocha Nostra | Haifa Bint-Kadi | Leopoldo Bloom | Suzanne Joy Clark | Nick Daniels | Dr. Evilletown | Jana Greiner | Juan Hernandez & Mai Tran | Wes Holloway | Natalie Jauregui-Ortiz | Julia Justo | Christopher Kaczmarek | Niki Lederer | LuLu LoLo | Feixue Mei | MiSWiP & Kiki | Traci Molloy, Karen Oh & Tina Lee Hadari | Ana De Orbegoso | Noah Ortega | Ellice Patterson | Lone aka Bryan Pettigrew | Gina Peyran Tan  | Poets, Of Course | Shana Robbins | Vivek Sebastian | Heather Sincavage | Yeseul Song & Jesse Simpson | Tilted Axes | Emily Tironi | Theo Trotter | Ramona Jingru Wang | Yu-Ching Wang | Chen-Yi Wu, Shou-An Chiang & Hsiao-Chu (Julia) Hsia | Tamara Wyndham | Iren Yu | Geraldo Zamproni | 3rdHouse: Oh-Kyung & Deena

Umbrella Gown, 2022
Umbrella canopies, nylon thread
50 x 70 x 2 inches

No Dumping Drains to River is a shopping cart stroll along 14th Street from the East River to the Hudson River, continuing Lederer’s decade long practice of keeping an eye to the ground, on the lookout for discards for the artist to later transform from trash to treasure.


State of Escape x Niki Lederer

State of Escape x Niki Lederer launched October 28th in Tokyo Japan @stateofescape @ronhermanjp

Volume 2 of State of Escape artist series introduces sculptor Niki Lederer. A collaboration which inspired State of Escape‘s first bio-based neoprene and recycled polyester capsule – Neochroma.  

Reimagining brightly coloured plastic objects into artful sculpture, artist Niki Lederer, brings attention to global overconsumption and waste through her original artistry. Inspired by her captivating vision, State of Escape has collaborated with Niki to design a collection made from bio-based oyster shell blend rubber and recycled polyester, featuring a 2D interpretative print of her work.

NEOCHROMA – neo meaning ‘new’ and chroma defined in colour theory as ‘the degree of vividness of a colour’, consists of 3 styles: our classic Escape tote, Petite Escape, and Satellite Folio. Each creation features Niki Lederer’s artwork “Runner, 2017″.

Hudson Valley Artists 2022: The Material, The Thing

Hudson Valley Artists 2022: The Material, The Thing. Curated by Nicole Hayes.
June 22 – November 6, 2022 
Alice and Horace Chandler Gallery and North Gallery
The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz

Vancouver Honda, 2019. Niki Lederer.
Umbrella canopy, nylon thread, nylon webbing, grommets. 43 x 32 inches

Curated by Nicole Hayes, the 15th annual Hudson Valley Artists exhibition will feature 26 local artists chosen from over 300 applications. Exhibiting artists include: Miguel Braceli | Louis Brawley | Royal Brown Jr.| Sydney Cash | Adam Chau | Monica d. Church | Melissa Dadourian | Shoshana Dentz | Dan Devine | Adriana Farmiga | Daniel Giordano | Romina Gonzales | Meg Hitchcock | Laetitia Hussain | Will Hutnick | Niki Lederer | Elisa Lendvay | Ashley Lyon | Patricia Miranda | Joel Olzak | Courtney Puckett | Jordan Rosenow | Julie Torres | Katharine Umsted | Melissa Weaver | Millicent Young.

The Material, The Thing considers how artists understand and reimagine the material culture we live in. Every time we walk into a big box store, we are inundated by meaningless disposable things. We have collectively lost an understanding of the materials that make the things we live with. Who even knows how plywood is made, or what microcrystalline cellulose is, but we all have it in our homes. In this cultural moment, artists and artisans become an essential conduit of understanding the materials and the things in our society.

Artists and artisans submitted work that investigates materials and their physical and cultural properties. We looked to see artistic practices that consider the inherent beauty of physical materials and work that questions or champions the things produced by our culture.

Re:Growth: A Celebration of Art, Riverside Park and the New York Spirit

Re:Growth Riverside

Re:Growth: A Celebration of Art, Riverside Park and the New York Spirit

June 5- September 13, 2021

A Public Art Exhibition Produced by the Riverside Park Conservancy — Curated by Karin Bravin

Rendering of proposed banner made from upcycled umbrellas.

Re: Growth is a site-specific public art exhibition that will include work by over twenty artists. With diverse installations ranging across several miles, this outdoor exhibit will give people a safe, entertaining celebration to enjoy as we slowly emerge from the pandemic. 

The exhibit will focus on all aspects of Regrowth and its many connotations: literal, metaphorical, poetic, philosophical. The projects will infuse the park from 68th Street to 145th Street with color and unexpected materials expanding visitors’ ideas of how to encounter art. We all are finding the need to escape the confines of our interior spaces. Trees and grass allow us to escape our urban environment for a moment; Re:Growth will enrich that experience, allowing us to appreciate the creativity and diversity that exist in New York City.

The exhibition includes 16 site-specific installations and an additional ten flag and banner projects. Artists Include: Blanka Amezkua, Kenseth Armstead, Vanessa Albury, Lee Boroson, Dahlia Elsayed,Mark Joshua Epstein,Rico Gatson, DeWitt Godfrey, Joshua Goode, Valerie Hegarty, Wennie Huang, Beth Krebs, Sadie Laska, Niki Lederer, Wendy Letven, LoVid, Mary Mattingly, Joiri Minaya, Sui Park, Shuli Sadé, Jean Shin, Glen Wilson, Letha Wilson, Woolpunk.


Now, more than ever. Wassaic Project Summer Exhibition

12 Feet Rising , 2020 Umbrella canopies, nylon thread, nylon webbing, 12 ft x 28 in Photo by Jeff Barnett-Winsby $2,500

Now, more than ever.

Excited to participate in Wassaic Project’s Summer Exhibition, Now, more than ever.

12 Feet Rising, 2020
Umbrella canopies, nylon thread, nylon webbing,
12 ft x 28 inches

Photo by Jeff Barnett-Winsby


2020 Summer Exhibition, in book form.

Featuring more than 150 works by 67 artists — alongside interviews, essays, and poetry — this book represents an exciting new medium for our annual Summer Exhibition. More than just an exhibition catalog, we aim to offer an intimate look into the practices of some of the best contemporary artists working today. Handcrafted with love at Small Editions, this limited edition hardcover volume includes gatefolds for larger works, a debossed cover, textured paper, and a fabric bookmark.

This book is currently available for pre-order, and will ship in early August.

Format: Hardcover
Size: 8.27 in x 11.69 in
Pages: 200 pp

CounterPointe8: new work by women choreographers and their collaborating artists

Tempest Salvage video here!

CounterPointe8 :new work by women choreographers
and their collaborating artists

Fri, Feb 28 at 7:30pm
+ Post Performance Cast Party
Sat, Feb 29 at 7:30pm
Sun, Mar 1 at 4pm

General Admission: $25 / Students+Seniors $20

Tickets Available Soon!

The Mark O’Donnell Theater
at the
Actors Fund Arts Center
160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn

Directions by Subway:
A, C, G Train to Hoyt-Schermerhorn. 2, 3 Train to Hoyt Street

Collaborating choreographers and artists:

Julia K Gleich with Mary Schwab

Mari Meade with Margaret Lanzetta

JoVonna Parks with Maud Bryt

Maiya Redding with Emmaline Payette

Eryn Renee Young with Niki Lederer

and CounterPointe London alumna:

Deborah Kate Norris with Anna Hymas

CounterPointe image designed by Jason Andrew featuring artwork by Mary Schwab. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Sustainable Art Speakers Series

Sustainable Art Speakers Series—Niki Lederer

Wash, Rinse, Recycle, Repeat
November 28, 6pm
Room 230

OCAD U 100 McCaul St.,
Room 230
Toronto, Ontario

OCAD University Drawing and Painting is creating a dialogue around sustainable art-making practices by inviting artists whose practice inherently addresses the environmental crisis.

Portal Governors Island Returns in September

I am proud to exhibit a new direction in my work at building 407A in Historic Colonels Row.

Opens Labor Day Weekend: Public Hours every weekend in September
Special late evening event Saturday, August 31, 2019

A special evening event to celebrate the opening of the fair!
Saturday, August 31, from 6:00 to 9:00 PMVisitors can enjoy the fair presentations during evening hours and connect with participants over drinks and light food. The evening event coincides with special late hours on Governors Island that day.
Artist talks with the exhibiting artists!
every weekend, except opening weekend, from 12-2 each Saturday and Sunday.
I will be speaking on Saturday 9/21 12-2pm building 407A