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Senior Instructor, Foundations
Art + Design
College of Arts and Sciences
Deanna’s research focus is on material studies, painting, sculpture, color, contemporary art and theory. She knows quite a bit about polymers, plastics, and pH levels of various mediums and materials.
Courses Taught
Studio Experiences: Painting
Two Dimensional Design
Three Dimensional Design
Painting I
Painting II
Painting III
Painting IV
Research Interests
Krueger’s mixed media work usually employs recycled materials because of her concerns for the environment. She works abstractly at the juncture where sculpture and painting intersect. The resulting pieces are hybrids. The process for her Shards series begins with recycled medical diagnostic film (X-ray and MRI film) layered with acrylic monotype prints. The film is then torn apart, and the shards are reconnected into new configurations using thousands of staples. The visual aesthetic is at once high-tech and primordial.

Masters of Fine Art,with Highest Honors in Textiles, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

Bachelor of Fine Art, Summa Cum Laude, Duel Major in Fibers and in Drawing and Painting, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Associate degree, Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI

Selected Exhibitions

Deanna Krueger: Shards, Union League Club of Chicago, IL

ART-IN-PLACE, CNL Projects and Terrain Exhibitions, Chicago and various locations throughout the US, Canada, Germany, and Japan

Deanna Krueger: Shards, Olympia Centre/737 North Michigan, Chicago, IL

Deanna Krueger: Shimmer, The Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art,     College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL

Glitzern: A Pop-Up Solo Exhibition, Galerie Graystone, Chicago, IL

Perceptions, Hofheimer Gallery, Chicago, IL

UNEXPECTED, Lisa Goesling and Deanna Krueger, Fermilab Gallery, Batavia, IL

Meditative Surfaces, The Art Center, Highland Park, IL

Artists' Atlas: Mapping Their Journey, State Street Gallery, Robert Morris University, Chicago, IL

Membranes of Perception, Zhoe B Art Center, Chicago, IL

Additional Information

Museum Purchase Award - Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN

Commission for Vista at Brush Creek, 54" x 72", CEO’s office of Blinderman Construction, Chicago, IL

Commission for Electra, 63" x 63", private collectors in Australia

Artist Residency Award - The Studios of Key West, FL

Artist Residency Award - Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Saratoga, WY

Ragdale Artist Residency, Lake Forest, IL

Stipend Award, CBRE, Inc. at Olympia Centre, Chicago, IL

Stipend award for use of photograph on book cover, Fordham University Press

2nd Place Award, 13th Regional Juried Exhibition, Freeport Art Museum, IL

ArtSlant 4th Showcase Winner - mixed-media category

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