Michael Krueger


Grounded firmly in drawing, Michael Krueger works in a variety of media including, painting, drawing, printmaking, animation, and ceramics. The action of drawing brings emotional acumen to his process, though mark making and invented drawing languages he creates artworks that cultivate human connections. Michael has a long relationship with printmaking and has adapted print processes in his approach to other media. For the past 10 years he has fostered ways to situate traditional printmaking techniques, such as pochoir, stencil-making and engraving in his unique works in painting and drawing. Michael’s artworks through the years have been connected to narrative, mythology, counterculture, the history of art, and personal memoir. Recent works have deepened a relationship with the landscape, storytelling and evoke an emotional awareness through nuanced image making, color, drawing and paint.  

Krueger’s artworks have been collected by numerous public and private collections, including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Denver Museum of Art, Denver, CO, Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Estonian National Museum of Art, Tallinn, Estonia, Library of Congress, Washington, DC, Monticello, Thomas Jefferson Estate, Charlottesville, VA, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO, New York Public Library, New York, NY, RISD Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, Frans Masereel Centre, Kasterlee, Belgium, the Weisman Museum of American Art, Minneapolis, MN, Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA, Kansas City Collections, Kansas, City, MO, and Progressive Insurance, Cleveland, OH and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY. 

Recent solo exhibitions include, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO, Fuga Villa Morra, Asuncion, Paraguay, Académie Beeldende Kunsten, Ghent, Belgium, Sunday L.E.S., New York, NY and Blackburn 20/20, New York, NY. Important group exhibitions include, The Drawing Center, New York, NY, City of Fukui Art Museum, Fukui, Japan, Planthouse Gallery, New York, NY, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX, Cade Tompkins Projects, Providence, RI, Tamarind Institute of Lithograph, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, Denver Museum of Art, Denver, CO, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Philadelphia, PA and the Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA. 

Michael’s primary teaching responsibilities at the University of Kansas include, drawing and digital foundations. He has been awarded several grants and fellowships for his research and teaching at the University of Kansas including, a Keeler Professorship, the Hall Center for the Humanities Creative Work Fellowship, Center for Teaching Excellence awards in curriculum development and freshman studies. Other noteworthy awards include a residency at the Tamarind Institute for Lithography, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, a Guest Master Printmaker Fellowship, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, New York, NY, and residencies at the Frans Masereel Centre Kasterlee, Belgium. 

Michael has shared his research through scholarly presentations and workshops at over 150 institutions across the US and abroad, to name a few, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland, UK, St. Luc, E.R.G., Brussels, Belgium, Santa Reparata Graphic Art Centre, Florence, Italy, Instituto Superior de Arte, Asunción, Paraguay, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA and the San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA.

Solo Exhibitions

2019  Wherewithal, Hunt Gallery, Webster University, St. Louis, MO

2018  Palisades Park, New Drawings, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2018  There from Here, Selected Drawings from 2008-2018, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO 

2017  Summer, Winter, Fall, Spring, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2015  Meditation is Not What You Think, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA

2015  See Be, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2013 Earthly, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2013  Canned Heat, Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS

2012 Fluorescent West, Drawings & Animation, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA

2012 Every Which Way but Loose, Michael Krueger – New Prints, Blackburn 20/20, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY

2011 So Alone & Mystified, Packer / Schopf, Chicago, IL

2009 Endless Colony, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA

2009 Heavy Papers, Suzanne Lemberg Usdan Gallery, VAPA, Bennington College, VT

2008 Gum, Space 204, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

2007 Peace in the Valley, Sunday, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019  Art On Paper, Pier 36, New York, NY

2019  Print as Protest, Los Angeles Valley College Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

2019  Loose Group, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2018  Fine Art Print Fair, International Fine Print Dealers Association, River Pavilion, Javits Center, New York, NY

2018  Screenprint Biennial, Opalka Gallery, Sage College, Albany, NY 

2018  Daddy’s Books, Life Lessons Garage, Far Rockaway, NY 

2018  Velvet Ropes, Traveling Exhibition, P2 Gallery, Oakland, CA, Galleri Golsa, Oslo, Norway, Soulland, Copenhagen, Denmark, Patrick Parrish Gallery, New York, NY & Nevven Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden, Crum Heaven, Stockholm, Sweden, Marthas Contemporary, Austin, TX 

2018  Welcome to the Neighborhood, Kansas City Artists on the Midwest Experience, La Esquina, Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City, MO

2018  Kansas City Flatfile, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

2018  Portland Fine Print Fair, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR 

2018  EAB Fair, The Tunnel, Chelsea, New York, NY

2017  Summer 2017, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2017 Island, Oasis, Mirage, Big Medium, Austin, TX 

2016 Possible Blueprint, Planthouse Gallery, New York, NY

2016 Nondoing, Reese Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2015  You People, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2014  9, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2013  Open, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2013  More Scapes, The Denver Museum of Art, Denver, CO

2013  Close Wilderness, Park Life, San Francisco, CA 

2013  Politics as Symbol – Symbol as Politics, 20 / 21 Gallery, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS

2013  Nowhere Backwards; Tom Reed, Randy Bolton & Michael Krueger, Des Lee Gallery, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 

2013  The Living Room, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH

2013  Bankrupt & Empty, Galeria Fernando Vilchis, Instituto de Artes Plasticas, Xalapa, Mexico

2013  Let’s Talk About Love Baby, The Love Library, Printed Matter, New York, NY

2013  Where My Cones At?, Double Break, San Diego CA & POV, Los Angeles, CA

2012  Day Job, Traveling Exhibit, The Drawing Center, New York, NY, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA & Philip Feldman Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR 

2012  Unearthed, Mark Cowerdin & Michael Krueger, Greenlease Gallery, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO

2012  Digging a Hole Looking for Something, Michael Krueger & Travis Millard, Double Break, San Diego CA

2012  Art School on the Moon, Michael Krueger, Jenny Schmid & Michael Barnes, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA

2012  Group Show, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2012  Myths of Progress, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

2011 Here, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2012  Day Job, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

2012  Smile, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

2012  Blurring the Lines, Davidson Contemporary, Seattle, WA

2012 Multiplied, Contemporary Editions Fair, Christie’s South Kensington, London, England, UK

2012 Art Chicago, Chicago Merchandize Mart, Chicago, IL

2012 NEXT, Chicago Merchandize Mart, Chicago, IL

2012 Ah, Wilderness, Ebbers / Moore Gallery, Chicago, IL

2012 Printed in Providence, Cade Tompkins Projects, Providence, RI

2010 It’s My World, Baer Ridgway Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010 Hello Sweden, Krets Gallery, Malmo, Sweden

2010 Power of Selection 3, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

2010 The Now: Contemporary Prints / Historical Perspectives, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Mid-America Print Council Conference, New World-Old World, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2010 Zipor, Ziporium, Ziporra, Galarie Lichtpunkt, Ambacher Contemporary, Munich, Germany

2010 Three Americans, Randy Bolton, Michael Krueger & John Schulz, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

2010 Pages: Book as Medium, Catalyst Venue, Paragraph Gallery, Urban Culture Project, Charlotte Street, Kansas City, MO

2010 New Works on View, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2010 Special Exhibition, Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium

2010 Paper! Awesome!, Baer Ridgway Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009 Illustration Bitter & Sweet, Ruffin Gallery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

2009 One Every Day, Project Space, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY

2009 Censor Approved, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2009 Put Together, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA

2009 Art Chicago, Chicago Merchandize Mart, Chicago, IL 

2009 Happy Tree Friends, (or standing: tree as agent, index, objects of desire), Urban Culture Project & Charlotte Street Foundation, La Esquina Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2009 Our Stories, Contemporary Narrative Printmaking, John Mooney Foundation, Chicago, IL

2008 Stones Throw, Exchange Show, Los Angeles Printmaking Society & Robert Blackburn Print Workshop, LA Artcore, Los Angeles, CA

2008 The International Exchange Exhibition of Prints, Museum of Contemporary Art, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea

2008 NEW PRINTS 2008 / Summer Artists’ Commentary, International Print Center New York, (Chelsea) New York, NY

2008 Sex, Drugs & Rock & Roll, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA

2008 Aqua Art Miami, Aqua Hotel, Miami, FL

2008 International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) Print Fair, (Chelsea) New York, NY

2008 Place: Kansas, Spencer Museum of Art, 20/21 Gallery, Lawrence, KS

2008 Time Travelers, City Center, IMPACT 5 International Printmaking Conference, Tallinn, Estonia

2007 New Work by Gallery Artists, Davidson Contemporary, Seattle, WA

2007 Michael Krueger & Kirk Hayes, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX

2007 Michael Krueger & Lisa Bulawsky, Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2007 Aqua Art Miami 2007, Aqua Hotel, Miami, FL

2007 Whoop Dee Doo, Getsumin Gallery, Osaka, Japan

2007 A Printmakers Perspective, Sam Romo Galley, Atlanta, GA

2007 Whoop Dee Doo: Beating Dead Horses, Boots Contemporary Art Space, St. Louis, MO

2007 The Second Manchester Artist's Book Fair, Holden Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, England, UK

2007 Beasts, Greenlease Gallery, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO

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