Stephanie Brody-Lederman

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Stephanie Brody-Lederman is a New York painter, book artist,[1] and sculptor whose mixed media works combine visual imagery with words.[2][3][4] In 1977-1978 her art was included in the major exhibition American Narrative/Story Art--1967-1977 at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, Texas.[5]


She attended Finch College in NYC, where she received a B.S. degree in Design in 1961.The Finch Alumni Association toured her loft art studio in Dumbo as part of a 2011 fundraising event.[6] She earned an M.A. in Painting from Long Island University, C.W.Post, Greenvale, New York, in 1975, and also attended the University of Michigan School of Architecture[7][8]


Brody-Lederman's mixed media art since the early 1970's has been included in many important museum exhibitions along with contemporary artists such as Jennifer Bartlett, Lynda Benglis and Jackie Winsor.[9][10] In 1980 her art was shown at the Summit Art Center in Summit, New Jersey.[11] Stephanie Brody-Lederman has had solo exhibitions at Guild Hall Museum in East Hampton, New York,[12][13][14] Islip Art Museum, East Islip, New York[15] and Musée Bourdelle in Paris. Her art is in many public collections including Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum.[16][17][18] She has been represented by OK Harris Gallery.[19]

In 1977, her art was included in a group exhibition at the New Jersey State Museum in the Trenton Capitol Complex.[20] In 1978 her solo exhibition in a Nassau County, Long Island museum was closed after four hours by the museum's failure to comply with fire regulations.[21] In 1980 her art was shown at the Summit Art Center in Summit New Jersey.[22] Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, Inc. represented Lederman, along with Barton Lidice Benes and Pat Lasch at Art 1981 at the Chicago Navy Pier Show,[23] and her art shown at a Kathryn Markel group show was reviewed.[24]

A reviewer of her 1995 exhibit Summer Light at Louisiana State University at Shreveport described her art as both puzzling and avant garde.[25] In 2000, Lederman contributed a painted bovine called "Hot Tips" to the New York City CowParade.[26] In 2001, a reviewer compared Lederman's exhibition Tropisms and Small Fires in Fort Myers, Florida to Jean Dubuffet's description of l'art brut.[27]

She had a solo exhibition in 2013 at OK Harris Gallery in New York’s SoHo district, South of Houston Street in Manhattan,[28] and is a regular exhibitor there.[29] In 2017 she continues to participate in group exhibitions in The Hamptons,[30][31] winning first place in the Guild Hall's 70th Anniversary show.[32] Her art was selected for the 2017-2018 group show Text Me:How We Live in Language[33] at the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA).


Brody-Lederman was an only child, born in New York City. She has said that “My family moved a lot. It was stressful. I found an outlet for what I was thinking and feeling in drawing and painting." Her father was a real-estate broker and owned a gallery for a short period.[34]

Honors and awards[edit]

Her artwork has been featured on the covers and pages of The Paris Review[35] and L’Oeil[36] Magazines. Her painting "Rover has soft ears" appeared in On The Issues Magazine in 2009.[37] Among her grants and awards are New York Foundation for the Arts, LMCC (Lower Manhattan Cultural Council), Artists Space, Percent for Art, SOS Grant, Hassam and Speicher Award, New York Foundation for the Arts/NEA LINE Grant, Ariana Foundation for the Arts Grant, E.D Foundation Grant and Percent for Art award.[38] Her art was featured in the Alexandria Quarterly, The Art Edition 2016.[39]


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  2. ^ Mullen, Rachel. "A Visit to the State Museum 2 Jun 1977, Page 38 - Echoes-Sentinel at". Retrieved 20 April 2017. New Jersey State Museum located in the Capitol Complex in Trenton 
  3. ^ Whitbeck, Doris. "Gallery: Surrealism, Collages at RAW 2 Dec 1984, Page 143 - Hartford Courant at". Retrieved 20 April 2017. 
  4. ^ Mullen, Rachel. "In The Galleries: Artists Use Language to Enhance Images." 27 Mar 1980, Page 60 - Bernardsville News at". Retrieved 20 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "[Exhibition poster for American Narrative/Story Art, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston]". International Center of Photography. 24 February 2016. Retrieved 20 April 2017. 
  6. ^ "Finch Alumni Association -Jessica Cosgrave Awards of Achievement 2011". Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  7. ^ "Stephanie Brody-Lederman education". LinkedIn. Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "Biography «  Stephanie Brody-Lederman". Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  9. ^ Mullen, Rachel. "2 Jun 1977, Page 38 - Echoes-Sentinel at". Retrieved 18 April 2017. In the Main Gallery [of the New Jersey State Museum] is "For the Mind and the Eye," an important exhibit of thirty-six contemporary works by nine artists organized by the curator Zutor Buki. 
  10. ^ Whitlock, Doris. "2 Dec 1984, Page 143 - Hartford Courant at". Gallery Section: "Surrealism, Collages at RAW": Hartford Courant. Retrieved 18 April 2017. 
  11. ^ "3 Apr 1980, Page 25 - The Madison Eagle at". Retrieved 20 April 2017. 
  12. ^ "Things to Do on Long Island, Dec. 19 to 27". The New York Times. 17 December 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2016. 
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  14. ^ "Art Review: Brody-Lederman, Gemake Find Surprising Common Ground In Separate Shows". Retrieved 26 December 2016. 
  15. ^ "Stephanie Brody-Lederman | P.S.1 Studio Visit". Retrieved 26 December 2016. 
  16. ^ "2001 Exhibition Archives | Bob Rauschenberg Gallery". Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  17. ^ "Stephanie Brody-Lederman – CENTRAL BOOKING". Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  18. ^ "Stephanie Brody-Lederman – CENTRAL BOOKING". Retrieved 2018-03-07. 
  19. ^ "TRACKS: Stephanie Brody-Lederman's Art of Whispers, Traces, and Fleeting Bons Mots". Retrieved 18 April 2017. 
  20. ^ Mullen, Rachel. "2 Jun 1977, Page 38 - Echoes-Sentinel at". Retrieved 20 April 2017. 
  21. ^ Times, Shawn G. Kennedy Special To The New York (16 February 1978). "Nassau Artist Gets Just .4 Hours For Show Before Museum Shuts". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 April 2017. 
  22. ^ "Art Exhibit. 3 Apr 1980, Page 25 - The Madison Eagle at". Retrieved 20 April 2017. 
  23. ^ "15 May 1981, Page 37 - Chicago Tribune at" (Advertisement). Retrieved 20 April 2017. 
  24. ^ "Art Review: Arlene Bujese Offers "Dealer's Choice" at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts". Hamptons Art Hub. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  25. ^ Harris, Jo Anne. "3 Dec 1995, Page 52 - The Times at". Retrieved 20 April 2017. 
  26. ^ "10 May 2001, Page 43 - News-Press at" (with photo of bovine by Lederman in NYC "Cow Parade"). 
  27. ^ Pereira, Miriam. "Small Fire lit at ECC: Artist paints from experiences.10 May 2001, Page 43 - News-Press at". Retrieved 20 April 2017. 
  28. ^ Gomez, Edward. "Chasing Memories in a Color-Saturated Sea: Stephanie Brody-Lederman's New Paintings". Hyperallergic. Retrieved 22 December 2016. 
  29. ^ "ATOA BBS". Retrieved 19 April 2017. 
  30. ^ "East End Artists Illuminate Southampton Gallery In "Winter Light" | The Arts | In the Galleries". Retrieved 4 April 2017. 
  31. ^ "Stephanie Brody-Lederman's 'Subrosa of Thoughts' | The East Hampton Star". Retrieved 4 April 2017. 
  32. ^ "Guild Hall: And the Winning Members Are . . . | The East Hampton Star". Retrieved 19 April 2017. 
  33. ^ "Text Me". MODA. Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  34. ^ Gomez, Edward. "Chasing Memories in a Color-Saturated Sea: Stephanie Brody-Lederman's New Paintings". Hyperallergic. Retrieved 22 December 2016. 
  35. ^ Lederman, Stephanie Brody. "Heroic Couplet (The Hustle)". The Paris Review. Retrieved 26 December 2016. 
  36. ^ "Life Studies: Exploring Stephanie Brody-Lederman's Art of Images and Words". Art & Antiques Magazine. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2017. 
  37. ^ "On The Issues Magazine: Winter 2009: The Poet's Eye: Poems by Diane Lockward, Lois Rosen, Marge Piercy and Annie Finch. Art by Stephanie Brody-Lederman. From Poetry Co-Editor Judith Arcana". Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  38. ^ Hager-Van Dyke, Charlene. "27 Jan 1994, Page 172 - The Orlando Sentinel at". Retrieved 20 April 2017. at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum and the Casements Cultural Center . . . sponsored in part by the New York State Council for the Arts. 
  39. ^ "Archive". ALEXANDRIA QUARTERLY. Retrieved 30 May 2017.