360 Xochi Quetzal

Patterning has 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 the US and Mexico since the

She is preparing for two solo museum exhibitions featuring her feathered sculpture, wall
reliefs and installation that address habitat fragmentation, bird migration, species
extinction and the loss of indigenous languages.

Turbulence: Birds, Beauty, Language & Loss opens at the Museum at PALCCO in
Guadalajara, Mexico in 2022 and travels to the Visions Art Museum, San Diego, CA in

Kruger’s work is currently 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 is included in the Art Textile Biennial traveling across Australia in 2021.

Kruger 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.

The artist maintains studios in the vibrant art community of Durham, NC, and in the
lakeside village of Chapala, Mexico.


Deborah Kruger’s Summer Blog

Even though the pandemic has slowed down so many parts of the culture economy, things have been lively for me and I thought you enjoy hearing about where my art will be this summer. Since January, my work has been represented in two international Biennales. Kimono is traveling around Australia as part of the Art Textile Biennale sponsored by Fibre Arts Australia. One of our 360 Xochi Quetzal residents from Melbourne, Louise Saxton, went to see the show and here’s a picture of her looking at my piece. She was kind enough to also send me a copy of the

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