MACO – 2020

About: The Rufino Tamayo Museum in Mexico City is presenting their prestigious Bienal. The touring show will begin at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca (MACO). 51 artists were accepted to the exhibition and my piece, Abandon has been chosen. There will be three winners whose work will be added to the permanent collection of the Tamayo Museum, which is the final stop of the show in 2021. 

Dates: October 23, 2020 – December 31, 2020

Location: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca (MACO)

Calle Macedonio Alcalá 202, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, MEXICO

Hours: Wednesday – Monday 10:30am – 7:45pm

Opening Reception: Thursday October 23, 2020

More information: https://museomaco.org/

Visions Art Museum – 2023

About: The Visions Art Museum is presenting the first US museum exhibition of work by Deborah Kruger titled TURBULENCE: Birds, Beauty, Language & Loss. This show will celebrate the scope of Kruger’s work including wall reliefs, sculpture, and installations. 

Dates: January 14, 2023 – April 2, 2023

Location: Visions Art Museum

2825 Dewey Rd #100, San Diego, CA 92106

Hours: Tuesdays and Fridays 10 – 2pm; Sundays noon – 4pm

Opening Reception: Saturday January 14, 2023

More information: https://visionsartmuseum.org/

Accidentals: The Story of Randomness in Art-making

In a recent artist interview in the Textile Curator blog, the curator asked how long a piece took to complete. There was really no way to answer but the story behind Accidentals is a good case in point.

Two years ago I pinned up about 90 sheets of my silk screened plastic sheets onto a wall in my studio. It looked like a crazy quilt. I had an idea about making an oversize artist book. It was interesting but not extraordinary.

Deborah Kruger represents Mexico in Art Textile Biennale 2021

Deborah Kruger will be representing Mexico in the inaugural Art Textile Biennale 2021 that is sponsored by Fibre Arts Australia. The exhibition seeks to exhibit the best of international contemporary art textiles and includes innovative work that is rooted primarily in textile as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between textile and other creative disciplines.

The Biennale includes 28 artists from 13 countries and will travel to two locations in Australia.  The show will open at the East Gippsland Art Gallery in Bairnsdale, Victoria January 22 – March 5, 2021 and travel to Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery in Toowoomba, Queensland April 3 – May 31, 2021.

The exhibition was curated by Charlotte Yde, one of the leading contemporary quilt artists from Denmark and Hannah Lamb a mixed media textile and installation artist from the UK.

The curators are Glenys Mann, a contemporary quilt maker and Nonie Sutcliffe, an innovative embroidery artist and art quilter.  Together, they are the moving force behind Fibre Arts Australia, which sponsors annual workshops with world-class teachers as well as exhibition opportunities. 

 Information about Fibre Arts Australia: https://www.fibrearts.net.au/

Fibre Arts Australia founders Glenys Mann, Nonie Sutcliffe

Art Textile Biennale – 2021

About: This inaugural international exhibition was juried by Charlotte Yde from Denmark and Hannah Lamb from the UK. The curators are Glenys Mann and Nonie Sutcliffe, the organizers of Fibre Arts Australia. The show aims to present the most innovative contemporary textiles.

Dates and Location for Traveling Exhibition:

January 22 – March 5, 2021 at the East Gippsland Regional Gallery, Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia

April 5 – May 31, 2021 at the Toowoomba Regional Gallery, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

More information: https://www.fibrearts.net.au/upcoming-events/art-textile-biennale/

Textile Curator Interview

I am honored to have a long interview and images of my new work featured on the Textile Curator blog. 

The curator is Helen Adams, formerly of Australia and currently in Malaysia. Her mission is waking up the world to Contemporary Textile Art. 

Her featured artists include many of the stars in the world of contemporary fiber and I am so pleased to have my work among such august company! 

Read the interview on Textile Curator 

Or Download / View as PDF

 

 

Terra inFirma at the Bernard Heller Museum

I feel privileged to have my piece Harbinger included in the climate-themed show opening at the inaugural exhibition at the new Dr. Bernard Heller Museum located at Hebrew Union College Museum near NYU in New York City.

Chapala Cultural Center Exhibition

My solo exhibition titled Turbulence: Birds, Beauty, Language & Loss opened on August 4, 2018 at the Chapala Cultural Center and we had a great turnout.

There were 10 new pieces on view in the main gallery and 6 older pieces in the smaller gallery where Miguel Mata’s new documentary ran on a continuous loop.

Explore Fiber Newsletter

My latest video about how I construct my feathered fiber art has just been featured in the June 2020 newsletter from Explore Fiber. Click on the play button in the newsletter! If you haven’t subscribed to