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.