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, (UK)

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

Solo Exhibitions

2018           Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts Museum, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC

2015           Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT

                   Hammond Museum, Hays Gallery, North Salem, NY                

2014           Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

2013           Morrison Gallery, Kent, CT

2011           Fahm Gallery, Savannah, GA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017-19      Black Box traveling exhibition, Saarbrucken, Germany, Viesalm, Belgium, Metz, France, Luxemburg, Curator: boeckercontemporary, Heidelberg, Germany

2017        Art  on Paper, Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

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

              People, Places, Things, Atlantic Galley, 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, juried online exhibition,  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)

2011          Space Bound, Mr. Beast Gallery, Savannah, GA

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

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

                  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, 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, 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 in Collection, Kiya Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

                 AJAC Group Exhibition, National Arts Foundation, Skokie, IL

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

Awards, Grants

2016           Mass MoCA, Assets for Artists Matching Grant

2011           Target Professional Development Grant

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

                   Painting Memorial Endowed Award, Savannah College of Art and Design  

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

2008           NAP 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

Mattatuck 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, Hong Kong, China

Savannah College of Art and Design, Permanent Collection, Savannah, GA

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

Teaching, Lectures, Panels, Residencies

2018            Teaching Artist in Residence, Master Abstraction, Studios at MassMoCA, North Adams, MA                   

               Visiting Artist, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC

                    Visiting Instructor, Penland School of Crafts, Spruce Pine, North Carolina

                    Visiting Instructor, Pacific Northwest Art School, Coupeville, WA

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

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

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

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

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

2015            Lecturer, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT

                    Workshop 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, International Arts Movement 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, Paul Chaleff Sculpture 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)

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

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

 Northwest Connecticut Arts Council (fiscal sponsorship)

 NY Artist’s Circle

 WEAD, Women Environmental Artists Directory