Judith Kruger 

born   1955, Pittsburgh, PA

Education

2012   MFA   Savannah College of Art and Design

1977   BFA    Syracuse University

1975-1976    St Martin’s College of Art (UK)

2001-2008    Extensive global natural pigment research-Nihonga including Canada, India, Japan, Mexico, Thailand, USA

                     Mentorship and private study with Makoto Fujimura (Nihonga),  Hiroshi Yamamoto (Nihonga), Makoto Hashimoto (Nihonga pigment production)

Solo Exhibitions                                                                                                                                        

2018         Mingled Terrain, Richardson Family Museum, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC

2015         An Alchemic View, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT

                 Touching Rain, Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY                 

2014         Outside In, Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, AZ                                                                                                                                                        

2013         Judith Kruger, Morrison Gallery, Kent, CT

2011         Wanderlust, Fahm Gallery, Savannah, GA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018         Scientific Methods: Art + Science, Blue Spiral 1 Gallery, Asheville, NC

                 I Dwell in Possibility, Penland Gallery, Penland, North NC

                 Black Box, Saarländisches Künstlerhaus, Saarbrucken, Germany Curator: boeckercontemporary, Heidelberg

2017         Black Box, Faux Mouvement Centre d’Art Contemporain, Metz, France, Curator: boeckercontemporary, Heidelberg

                 Art on Paper, Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

                 First Look / New to the Collection, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT

                 People, Places, Things, Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY

2016         Connections, Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY

2015         AIMPE (Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition), Yoshinogawa City, Tokushima, Japan

                 Palm Springs Art Fair, Bentley Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

                 Juried Members Exhibition, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT, Curator: Sharon Butler

2014         Washi: Printmaking with Paper of Fukui, Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, CA 

                 The Healing Power of Art, Manhattan Arts International, New York, NY

                 Beta, Phipps Conservatory Center For Sustainable Landscapes, Pittsburgh, PA (catalogue)

                 Winter Group Show, Morrison Gallery, Kent, CT

                 Mentees (of Makoto Fujimura), Smoyer Gallery, Roanoke College, Roanoke, VA

2013         Abstract Painting- 4 person exhibition, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL

                 Arte Internazionale, Pallazo Dell'Annunziata, Matera, Italy, Curator: Pino Nicoletti (catalogue)

2011         An Exchange with Sol LeWitt, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, Curator: Regine Basha (catalogue)

                 Space Bound, Mr Beast Gallery, Savannah, GA

2010         Judith Kruger with Michael David, Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

                 Bridge Chinese Painting, Alexander Gallery, Savannah, GA (award)

                 Ten Over The Moon, Moon River Gallery, Savannah, GA

                 Savannah Biennale, Highpoint, NC

2009         Small Works, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, GA

                 Ancient Modernity: New Culture, Judith Kruger and Akemi Cohn, TAC, Highland Park, IL

                 Art Chicago, Perimeter Gallery, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL

                 Group Spring Show, The Edge, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2008         Beyond Boundaries 2 with Miki Oikawa and Fumie Ando, Frontier Gallery Hane, Tokyo, Japan

                 Tradition and Transformation, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL     

                 Insights Into a Culture, Renaissance Court Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

                 Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art, The Peter Jones Gallery, Chicago, IL

                 Gallery Artists on view, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007         Beyond Boundaries, with Miki Oikawa and Fumie Ando, Frontier Gallery Hane, Tokyo, Japan

                 0x0=0, gallery G, Hiroshima, Japan, Curator: Katsumi Kitada with Makoto Fujimura, Hiroshi Senju, Robert Kushner, Pamela Moore (catalogue)

                 Represented Artists, Ogilvie Pertl Gallery, Chicago, IL                                                                                                       

2006         Artists invite Artists, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL, Curator: Beth Shadur

2004         Nihonga, Kiya Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

                 Group Exhibition, National Arts Foundation, Skokie, IL

2003         Considering Peace, Sato Museum, Tokyo, Japan, Curator: Makoto Fujimura supporting UNESCO (catalogue)

Awards, Grants

2016           Mass MoCA, Assets for Artists Matching Grant, Midas Corporation

2011           Target Professional Development Grant

                   Hajime Kondo Nihonga Materials Recipient, Harry Lynn, Gig Harbor, WA

2011           Painting Memorial Endowed Award, Savannah College of Art and Design

2010           Josh Yu Chinese Painting Award, Savannah College of Art and Design

2008           NAP Teaching Grant, Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL

                   John C Coonley School Matching Grant, Chicago, IL

Selected Collections

The Amsterdam, Port Washington, NY

Awagami Museum Hall of AWA, Tokushima, Japan

Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY

HCI Equity, Washington DC

IAM, Tokyo Japan

Jefferson Hospital, Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT

Neiman Marcus, Dallas, Texas

Pepper Hamilton, Philadelphia, PA, Harrisburg, PA

Phipps Conservatory Center for Sustainable Landscapes, Pittsburgh, PA

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA and Hong Kong, China

Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC

Numerous private collections: Canada, Australia, China, Cyprus, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Thailand, USA

Teaching, Lectures, Presentations, Residencies

2018              Visiting Instructor, Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts, Victoria, BC

                      Visiting Artist, Lecturer, Instructor, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC                

                      Visiting Instructor, Cullowhee Mountain Arts, Glendale, NC, Lake Logan, NC, Snow Hill, MD

                      Visiting Instructor, Penland School of Arts and Crafts, Penland, SC

                      Residency Instructor, Mass MoCA Master Abstraction Workshop-in-Residence, North Adams, MA (July, October)

                      Visiting Instructor, Pacific Northwest Art School, Whidbey Island, WA

                      Visiting Instructor, Wisdom House, Litchfield, CT

2017              Visiting Instructor, Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts, Victoria, BC

                      Residency Instructor, Mass MoCA Master Abstraction Workshop-in-Residence, North Adams, MA (May, July)

                      Visiting Instructor, Wisdom House, Litchfield, CT

2016              Visiting Scholar-in Residence, Anneliese School-Willowbrook Campus, Laguna Beach, CA

                      Visiting Instructor, Pacific Northwest Art School, Coupeville, WA

                      Visiting Instructor, Wisdom House, Litchfield, CT

2015              Lecturer, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT

                      Presenter, AESS (environmental science studies) Conference, University of California, San Diego

                      Lecturer, Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY

                      Visiting Instructor, Wisdom House, Litchfield, CT

2014              Lecturer, Japan Society of Fairfield County, Connecticut

                      Visiting Instructor, Wisdom House, Litchfield, CT

                      Visiting Scholar-in-Residence, Anneliese School-Willowbrook Campus, Laguna Beach, CA

2013              Visiting Instructor, Wisdom House, Litchfield, CT

2012              Visiting Instructor, Wisdom House, Litchfield, CT

                      Visiting Instructor, Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, Savannah, GA

2011              Teaching Assistant, Water-based media, Jason Hoelscher, Savannah College of Art and Design

                      Presenter, SECAC Conference,  Savannah, GA

2010              Teaching Assistant, Oil painting, Sandra Reed, Savannah College of Art and Design

                      Panelist, ART, Performing Arts Dept., Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

2008              Adjunct Faculty, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

                     Lecturer, Midwest Sumi-e Society, Judith Kruger Studio, Chicago, IL

                     Visiting Artist, John Coonley School, Chicago, IL

                     Presenter, IAM Encounter conference, NY, NY

                     Lecturer, Beyond Boundaries, Frontier Gallery Hane, Tokyo, Japan

2007             Lecturer, Chicago Arts Council, Conger/Kruger Studio Visits, Chicago, IL

                     Lecturer, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL

                     Panelist, Art symposium, 0x0=0, gallery G, Hiroshima, Japan

                     Lecturer, Beyond Boundaries 2, Frontier Gallery Hane, Tokyo, Japan

2004             Visiting Lecturer, 5th Year Interactive Design, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

                     Visiting Lecturer, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL

2003            Teaching Assistant, Nihonga, Makoto Fujimura, Glenn Workshop, St John’s College, Santa Fe, NM

2002            Teaching Assistant, Nihonga, Makoto Fujimura, Glenn Workshop, St John’s College, Santa Fe, NM

Selected Bibliography/Publications

2016        Stone Canoe, Issue #10

                Point and Line blog, featured artist

2015        Carolyn Edlund, Artsy Shark, The Healing Power of Art

2014        Deborah Ross, Visual Art Source, Judith Kruger at Bentley Gallery

2013        The Country and Abroad, April/May issue

                Sherry Saunders, The Art Founder’s Project, Judith Kruger Interview

                Tonia Shoumatoff, The Millbrook Independent Arts Page                                                               

                ARTnews, April 2013 issue, Judith Kruger Paintings at Morrison Gallery (ad)

                Rino Cardone, Arte Internazionale, Pallazo Dell'Annunziata, Matera, Italy   

2011        Allison Hersh, Savannah Morning News, Art and Soul: Material Girl

2010        Studio Visit magazine, Volume 14 juried artist

2009        Judy Bean, Savannah Art Examiner, Gutstein Gallery

                Shaila Wunderlich, Chicago Tribune, Judith Kruger's Nihonga Paintings: Inspiration for Klay                                              

2008        Elle Décor, November Issue

                Time Out Chicago, October-November issue

                Casandra Tondro, Organic Matters blog artist feature

Professional Affiliation

Association of Environmental Studies and Science

Japan America Society of Fairfield County

Nihonga 100 Blog- US Editor with Eve Loh Kazuhara (Singapore), Valerie Eguchi (Paris) and Yoshinori Akazawa (Tokyo)

Northwest Connecticut Arts Council (fiscal sponsorship)

NY Artist’s Circle

WEAD, Women Environmental Artists Directory