The Guadalajara Reporter

Unique ‘Avianto’ exhibit explores endangered birds & human languages

We artists love our visibility and I have been blessed with more than my fair share.  It was with surprise and pleasure that I read the latest review of my current exhibition Avianto by the new president of the ASA (Ajijic Society of the Arts) which has completely captured the essence of my work. Bethany Anne Putnam has managed to tease apart the many layers of my art (both physical and contextual) and present one of the most insightful reviews of my process and art practice. I especially appreciated how she understood the importance of my Mexican studio team and how their empowerment lifts all of us. I hope you enjoy this article as much as I did.

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Considering Art Podcast-Deborah Kruger, textile Artist

As a result of all the outreach surrounding my exhibition in Mexico City, Bob Chaundy found me and my artwork and asked to interview me on his Considering Art podcast. 

Bob is a former BBC news journalist who has also written art reviews for the Huffington Post UK. He is passionate about contemporary art. Beginning in 2020, he spent the first year of lockdown in England interviewing artists, especially those who he felt deserved more recognition. His podcast Considering Art combines his interests in broadcasting and contemporary art.

I could tell from the outset that Bob had done his homework and was thorough in reviewing my website, abstract art and documentary. He even cared about pronouncing my name correctly, which completely endeared him to me (it’s pronounced D’bora).

Between Bob’s British accent and excellent editing abilities, I honestly have never heard myself sound so articulate! I hope you enjoy this audio interview as much as I do. I think he did an excellent job of presenting my art and ideas.

Listen to the inverview: https://consideringart.com/2022/02/28/considering-art-podcast-deborah-kruger-textile-artist/

Deborah Kruger featured in the Considering Art Podcast

Support Bob by following him on Instagram: @bobconsideringart

Support me by subscribing to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzm3cdSdew8AIkyfOwuxVPQ

Resources:

Bob’s Blog Considering Art: https://consideringart.com/

Link to his blog: https://consideringart.com/2022/02/28/considering-art-podcast-deborah-kruger-textile-artist/

Bob’s Instagram: @bobconsideringart

Deborah’s Instagram: @deborahkrugerstudios

Deborah Kruger Documentary: https://youtu.be/fzUzWZI5w1A

Bob Chaundry in interview mode

Artdaily.com

Deborah Kruger's inaugural solo exhibition in Mexico City on view at Proyectos Galería

Making a Difference with Environmentally Conscious Art

At this critical moment when we should all be in earnest dialogue about climate change – extinction, consumption and migration are at the forefront of Deborah Kruger’s environmentally conscious art. The international artist, who has collaborative studios in Mexico and North Carolina, has committed her entire career to giving a voice to the voiceless. Kruger’s art mainly focuses on critically endangered birds and languages through collabrative, labor intensive processes utilizing recycled plastic bags to make works of astonishing size and beauty.

The Woven Tale Press

Making Your Own Feathers in Mexico

 

Woven Tale Press, a literary and fine art magazine, featured my artwork. You can read the article or see the entire magazine on their website. Follow them on-line @woventalepress and consider submitting your work!

Living in Mexico has definitely enabled me to make large-scale work and run the studio required for that work. Having these resources allows me to think big and imagine and produce the work of my dreams.” In the lakeside village, she employs five to eight people, including her website designer/social media guru, fabricator and full-time assistant, and enjoys the community they have created together.

See the complete article here:

Making Your Own Feathers in Mexico – The Woven Tale Press

Arte Morbida

Yet another article has come out about my solo exhibition Plumas at PRPG.MX gallery in Mexico City. This time @barbarapavan469 the editor of the esteemed Italian textile magazine ArteMorbida The article featured Accidentals, a mural,-sized piece on the cover of the article as well as a work in progress shot of me in the studio. I am gratified by all the attention the show is getting, much of it thanks to my talented PR guru Rodrigo Arciniega.

Plumas is PRPG.mx’s premiere show in the newly expanded exhibition and residency space in Mexico City.
Deborah Kruger’s recent work focuses on the extinction of Mexican bird species, the death of Mexican indigenous languages, and the impacts of climate change on migration. Kruger uses the saturated Mexican colors which characterize her work to mimic bird plumage. She hopes to seduce her viewers, raise awareness, and inspire action about all that we are on the verge of losing.

You can read the entire article on the Arte Morbida site Deborah Kruger: Plumas – ArteMorbida 

Art Spiel

Deborah Kruger's inaugural solo exhibition in Mexico City on view at Proyectos Galería

An article was published by Etty Yaniv who covers contemporary art for Art Spiel based in New York. I am so gratified by all the press coverage I am getting for my Plumas exhibition PRPG.mx gallery in Mexico City. Although the show is now closed, you can see it on Artsy   My Cultural Manager, Rodrigo Arciniega, has done a spectacular job reaching out to the press..

 

You can read the entire article here: 

Deborah Kruger – Plumas at PRPG in Mexico City – Art Spiel

 

Kruger featured in Art Textile/Fibre Arts

Fibre Arts Australia has just produced the inaugural issue of a new textile e-zine that includes work by some of the world’s most innovative artists working in contemporary textiles. Volume 1 of the Art Textile/Fibre Arts e-zine presents short artist statements and two page spreads with work by eighteen artists from Australia, North America and Europe. Fibre Arts Australia is the organization that is also sponsoring the Art Fibre Biennale that will travel to three locations across Australia beginning in January 2021. Kruger’s piece Kimono, which also appears in the e-zine will be included in the 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 

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