Deborah Kruger


Wallpaper design and patterning have influenced 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. Her prize-winning work was featured 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 Durham, NC and Chapala, Mexico.

Her art practice balances making objects of beauty that convey layered meaning about habitat fragmentation, bird migration, species extinction and loss of indigenous languages.