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DEBORAH KRUGER

Deborah Kruger, Corona de Plumas

ARTIST

*Deborah Kruger, Red Wing

BIO

Patterning has influenced Deborah Kruger’s work since studying textile design at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.  She has taught, lectured and exhibited throughout Mexico, Europe, USA and Australia since the 1980s.

Recent highlights: Finalist for 2023 Arte Laguna Prize in Venice, Italy, 2022 solo exhibition “Plumas” in Mexico City, 2021 Art Textile Biennial in Australia.

The Museum of Arts and Design in New York City just acquired two large environmental pieces which they will exhibit in 2024.

Kruger has a team-based studio in Chapala, Mexico where she provides jobs and empowerment to local Mexican women.

Deborah Kruger CV

**Deborah Kruger, White Feather Triangle

Coronas de Plumas, 2023.
134 x 94 x 5 cm, hand screen-printing on recycled plastic bags, sewing, wrapping, waxed linen thread, sisal

Deborah Kruger, Corona de Plumas

The feathers in Corona de Plumas are cut into curved forms that echo the shape of feathers. This piece is built in layers and resembles traditional indigenous headdresses worn in ritual ceremonies. Wrapped sticks have appeared in my work for many years and in this piece they define the center of the piece. I also incorporate the long tail feathers in the lower half of the piece and also use unfrayed rope. The feathers made from plastic recycled bags screen printed with images of endangered birds and overprinted with text in endangered languages such as Yiddish, Shorthand, numerous indigenous languages and excerpts of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring in Spanish and English. Part of the new smaller works collection

ROPA ARCOIRIS, 2023
135 x 114 x 5 cm, hand screen-printing on recycled plastic bags, sewing, wrapping, waxed linen thread

Deborah Kruger, ROPA ARCOIRIS

Ropa Arco Iris is part of a series of artwork inspired by the Huipil, a traditional women’s garment from Chiapas and Guatemala. The indigenous women from these regions are famous for their hand weaving perfected over thousands of years. There are vertical stripes in the piece that echo the woven construction of huipils. The colors of this piece reflect the colors of the rainbow, thus its name. This wall relief is screen-printed on recycled plastic bags, sewing, wrapping, waxed linen thread. I have used women’s clothing as a source of inspiration for many years. Indigenous people are at risk due to habitat fragmentation along with birds and other species.

KIMONO 2, 2023
150 x 99 x 5 cm, hand screen-printing on recycled plastic bags, sewing, wrapping, waxed linen and wire thread, oilstick, bamboo

Deborah Kruger, Kimono 2

Kimono 2 evokes shape and sensibility of a kimono. The colors are primarily white with a dramatic blue central column of color. The piece is made in 3 sections that are sewn onto a wrapped bamboo stick with waxed linen thread. The feathers are made from recycled plastic bags hand screen-printed with images of endangered birds and overprinted with text in endangered languages such as Yiddish, Shorthand, numerous indigenous languages and excerpts of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. Part of the new smaller works collection

*Redwing2023, 152 x 279 x 5 cm, hand screen-printing on recycled plastic bags, sewing, wrapping, waxed linen thread

Redwing is a mural-size piece that is named for the many beautiful red birds around the world that are now endangered. Redwing is constructed in 3 sections in order to facilitate shipping. All the feathers are created by screen printing on recycled plastic bags using images of endangered birds and text in endangered indigenous languages.

**White Feather Triangle 12023, 86 x 63 x 5 cm, hand screen-printing on recycled plastic bags, sewing, wrapping, cotton, waxed linen thread, sisal

White Feather Triangle 1 is a mostly white triangular piece with a dark blaze down the center of the piece and marks a return to a triangular shape that has been in my artwork for many years. The feathers are made from recycled plastic bags hand screen-printed with images of endangered birds and overprinted with text in endangered languages such as Yiddish, Shorthand, numerous indigenous languages and excerpts of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. This piece is part of my ongoing White series.

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Art Website: https://deborahkruger.com
Merch Website https://deborahkrugerdesigns.com/
Artist Residency Websitehttps://360xochiquetzal.com/