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Deborah Kruger
Durham, NC

About the Artist

Wallpaper design and patterning have influenced Deborah Kruger’s work since her training in textile design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.  She has taught, lectured, and exhibited her artwork in museums and galleries throughout Mexico and the US since the 1980s. 
Recent career highlights include a 2018 solo exhibition titled Turbulence: Birds, Beauty, Language & Loss at the Cultural Center in Chapala, Mexico. This exhibition will be expanded to include sculpture and installation at the Museum at PALCCO in Guadalajara, Mexico in 2022 and travel to the Visions Art Mu…

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About the Artist

Wallpaper design and patterning have influenced Deborah Kruger’s work since her training in textile design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.  She has taught, lectured, and exhibited her artwork in museums and galleries throughout Mexico and the US since the 1980s. 
Recent career highlights include a 2018 solo exhibition titled Turbulence: Birds, Beauty, Language & Loss at the Cultural Center in Chapala, Mexico. This exhibition will be expanded to include sculpture and installation at the Museum at PALCCO in Guadalajara, Mexico in 2022 and travel to the Visions Art Museum, San Diego, CA in 2023.
Currently Kruger’s work is included in two international Biennales. Her piece Abandon is in the Rufino Tamayo Bienal that opens at the Contemporary Art Museum in Oaxaca, Mexico and closes at the Rufino Tamayo Museum in Mexico City, Mexico in 2021. Kimono (submitted with this application) is representing Mexico at the Art Textile Biennial traveling to three locations in Australia in 2021.
Her prize-winning artwork has recently appeared at the Bernard Heller Museum, NYC, the Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC, the Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport in Atlanta, GA, the Diego Rivera Museum, Mexico City, and the Saco Art Museum, Saco, ME. 
She has attended residencies at the Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY, La Porte Peinte Centre, Noyers-sur-Serein, FRANCE and and an upcoming residency at Hypatia-in-the-Woods, Shelton, WA.
Kruger maintains studios in the vibrant art community of Durham, NC and in the lakeside village of Chapala, Mexico.
Her art practice balances making objects of beauty that convey layered meaning about habitat fragmentation, bird migration, species extinction, and the loss of indigenous languages.

Artist’s Work

Cambodia
Deborah kruger

CAMBODIA

By Deborah Kruger

Abandon
Deborah kruger

ABANDON

By Deborah Kruger

Homeland 2
Deborah kruger

HOMELAND

By Deborah Kruger

Missing
Deborah kruger

MISSING

By Deborah Kruger

Selected Exhibitions

Press and Accolades

  • Saqa Journal Magazine / Cover article
    2019 Volume 29 No.2
  • American Craft/ Article
    JANUARY/DECEMBER 2019
  • Textile Curator/ Article
    2020

Education

  • Fashion Institute of Technology, AS Degree
    NY,1979