Reclaimed at Pelham Arts Center


Exhibition runs until Spring 2020

Opened July 18, 2019  6-8pm
Extended! Closed June 30, 2020.

Pelham Art Center presents a public exhibition of sculpture by Niki Lederer in Wolfs Lane Park and at the Pelham Art Center. Niki Lederer reclaims discarded objects to create her sculpture. Dissected and reassembled plastic bottles lend a playful juxtaposition of organic and flat that emerges through the artist’s spontaneous, intuitive process.

Sculptures featured in Wolf’s Lane Park and Pelham Art Center’s courtyard.

Featured in the Pelham Examiner!

The Pelham Art Center—Community Art Day—Sunday, June 2nd

The Pelham Art Center will host its first annual Community Art Day on Sunday, June 2nd, from 12-4pm. Join the Art Center as they kick off summer with all-afternoon art festivities throughout the courtyard, gallery, studios and media lab.

Interactive art will fill the Fifth Avenue courtyard, where attendees can take part in a number of colorful community projects. Brooklyn artist Niki Lederer will assemble a recycled art installation onsite, making a vibrant reflection on environmental impact. Attendees can witness the spirit of spontaneity and sustainability in Lederer’s work.

In addition to her sculpture, her colorful flags made of repurposed umbrellas will be a sneak peek of her coming exhibition in Wolfs Lane Park this summer. The Art Center courtyard will be adorned with art made by community participants.

Community Art Day is a celebration of Pelham Art Center’s mission to strengthen community by fostering arts participation and appreciation. In anticipation of its 50th Anniversary, the Art Center opens its doors for old friends and newcomers alike to experience all that the Art Center offers. Looking forward to the semi-centennial, Executive Director Charlotte Mouquin says, “We greatly hope to see you and share our visions for the Art Center at Community Art Day.  Being relatively new to Pelham and the Art Center, I embrace opportunities to meet our constituents and supporters. This event recalls our roots in the 1970 Pelham Art Happening.”

This event is free and open to the public, rain or shine.

Working Rhythms: Visiting Artists Interpret the Yard

Brooklyn Navy Yard Visiting Artist Program Exhibition

Thursday, November 15 from 6PM – 8PM in the Yard Work Gallery at BLDG 92.

BLDG 92 is located at 63 Flushing Avenue at Carlton Avenue.
Exhibit hours: Wed–Sun | 126 p.m. | Free Admission | 718-907-5932
Additional directions to the Yard can be found here
RSVP for opening reception with the artists: Christopher Brown, Niki Lederer, Amy Lemaire, Mark Street, and Gerald Wagoner

Working Rhythms

Knockdown Center • September 15-29, 2018

Don’t Rain on My Parade, 2018

Niki-Lederer_Temporary AllegiancePleased to fly my flag at Knockdown Center as part of Philip von Zweck’s project Temporary Allegiance, an ongoing open call for artist-made flags to be featured temporarily on a 40 foot flagpole at the building’s entrance.

Don’t Rain on my Parade, 2018
Umbrella canopies, nylon thread, nylon webbing, grommets
61 x 103 inches

Flying High at 40 feet!

On view September 15-29, 2018

The Knockdown Center is located at 52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth, NY 11378.

RECYCLE 2018: Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition’s National Juried Show

Opening reception: Saturday, May 12, 1-6pm.
Juror’s award winners will be announced at the opening at 3pm. Recycle2018_300dpi_web
Exhibition dates: May 12 – June 17, 2018

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition’s national juried show of art crafted from cast-off, discarded, and re-purposed materials – is a celebration of ingenuity and imagination.

Exhibition space is located at 481 Van Brunt, Door 7, Van Brunt Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn, 11231, in the pre-Civil War warehouse overlooking the Statue of Liberty.

The gallery is open weekends only, 1-6PM, during the scheduled art shows.

By Ferry: NY Water Taxi Free IKEA ferry from Wall St Pier 11.  New York Water Taxi to Red Hook

NYC Trash!: Past, Present, & Future Sculpture Garden

InstaTrashThe City Reliquary is located at

370 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Exhibition Dates: April 7-29, 2018

The City Reliquary’s sculpture exhibition — in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibit, NYC Trash!: Past, Present, & Future — presents the work of ten local trash artists whose works will be on display in the Reliquary’s backyard garden.

The spirit of NYC Trash! reinforces the notion that trash can and should be reused. The sculptures on display are site-specific and fabricated from refuse and found objects.

Through the use of trash as art, NYC Trash!: Past, Present, & Future Sculpture Garden highlights the need for continued conversation about our waste problem — especially in a metropolis like New York City — and allows visitors to look at trash as more than ephemera.

Artists include Bernard Klevickas (sculptures made from salvaged bicycle parts); Niki Lederer (colorful repurposed plastic turned into hanging pieces); Barbara Lubliner (Plastic Bottle Succulent Garden); Jeffrey Allen Price (making site-specific sculptures out of the by-products of art and life); Claudia Sbrissa (artwork inspired by landscapes); Tyrome Tripoli (sculpture representative of life journey and discovery); and Debbie Ullman (an urban intervention aimed at stimulating community engagement and interaction). For the opening, artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles’ 20 cubic-yard garbage truck faced with hand-tempered mirror titled The Social Mirror garbage truck will be parked outside the museum to allow the public to get up close and personal with New York’s trash removal devices.