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 and Design

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

Solo Exhibitions

2018          Rosalind Salenger Richardson Center for the Arts Museum, Spartenberg, SC

2015          Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT

                   Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY                

2014           Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona

2013           Morrison Gallery, Kent, CT

2011           Fahm Gallery, Savannah, GA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017         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, 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)

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

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

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

                 Savannah Biennale, Highpoint, NC       

2009         Small Works, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, GA

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

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

2008       Beyond Boundaries 2, 3 person exhibition, Frontier Gallery Hane, Tokyo, Japan

                Tradition and Transformation, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

                Insights Into a Culture, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL 

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

2007         Beyond Boundaries, 3 person exhibition, 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 Collection: 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

2011           Target Professional Development Grant

                   Hajime Kondo Nihonga Materials Recipient

                   Painting Memorial Endowed 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

Kiya, Tokyo, Japan

Mattatcuk Museum, Waterbury, CT

Pepper Hamilton LLC, Philadelphia, PA, Harrisburg, PA

Phipps Conservatory Center for Sustainable Landscapes, Pittsburgh, PA

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

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

Teaching, Lectures, Panels

2017            Teaching Artist in Residence, Master Abstraction Residency, Studios at MassMoCA, North Adams, MA

                    Visiting Faculty, Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts, Metchosin, BC

                    Scholar-in Residence, Seeds, Anneliese School, Laguna Beach, California

2016            Visiting Faculty, Pacific Northwest Art School, Coupeville, WA

                    Scholar-in Residence, Seeds, Anneliese School, Laguna Beach, California

2015            Lecturer, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT

2015            Presenter, Association of Environmental Studies and Science conference, University of California, San Diego

                    Lecturer, Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY

2014            Lecturer, Japan Society of Fairfield County, Connecticut

                    Scholar-in Residence, Seeds, Anneliese School, Laguna Beach, California

2011            Presenter, The Gofun Project, SECAC (Southeast College Association Conference) Savannah, GA

                    Teaching Assistant, Water-Based Media, Jason Hoelscher, Savannah College of Art and Design

2010            Panelist, ART, Performing Arts Dept., Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

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

2008 -          Instructor, Nihonga, Ecological Painting Workshops and Residencies throughout USA

                    Adjunct Instructor, 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 Artist, 5th Year Interactive Design, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

2003            Teaching Assistant, Nihonga,  Makoto Fujimura, Glen Workshop, St John's College, Santa Fe, NM

2002            Teaching Assistant, Nihonga,  Makoto Fujimura, Glen Workshop, St John's College, Santa Fe, NM

                     Visiting Artist, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL

Selected Bibliography/Publications

2016        Stone Canoe, Issue #10        

                 Point and Line Blog Artist feature

2015        Cynthia Roznoy,  An Alchemic View,  Mattatuck Museum solo exhibition essay

                 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 Artists Feature

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 (CT)

Nikawa Bunka Kenkyu-kai (Nikawa Research Lab-Tokyo)

Northwest Connecticut Arts Council (fiscal sponsorship)

NY Artist’s Circle

WEAD, Women Environmental Artists Directory