Eastern Michigan University, 2004, MFA
I work abstractly at the juncture where sculpture and painting intersect. The resulting pieces are hybrids. The process for my 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. As our information storage evolves, the materials are becoming artifacts of an earlier age. Medical images and paper documents are increasingly being recorded solely in the digital realm.
Striving for the elusive and the intangible, my work explores the boundaries between reality and that which is not yet known. It evokes a multitude of associations: aquatic life forms, otherworldly geological formations, surreal vegetation, scientific images of the minuscule, visions of the cosmos. I am interested in humanity's collective search for meaning in the absurdity that is this life, and in the pleasure to be found in the various manifestations of that search.
Deanna Krueger has exhibited in Museum of Santa Severa - Italy, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago, Berliner Liste, Aqua Art Miami, Rockford Art Museum, Lighthouse Center for the Arts in Tequesta FL, Gallery UNO Projektraum in Neukölln – Berlin, and numerous other venues. Her work resides in corporate, private, university, and museum collections in several states and in Europe. She received her BFA Summa Cum Laude from the University of Michigan in 2002, MFA from Eastern Michigan University in 2004, and studied abroad in Italy in spring 2003. She has received several awards, professional development grants, and has completed residencies at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts in Saratoga, WY, Ragdale in Lake Forest, IL, and Contemporary Artists Center in North Adams, MA.