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Deanna Krueger

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Thalassa, 2015 Acrylic Monotypes on Recycled Medical Diagnostic Film (x-ray/mri Film), Staples 62" X 63" © Deanna Krueger
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Palici, 2015 Acrylic Monotypes on Recycled Medical Diagnostic Film (x-ray/mri Film, Including X-rays of Dogs), Staples 45" X 36" © Deanna Krueger
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With Tethys, 2011 Acrylic Monotypes on Medical Diagnostic Film (x-ray/mri Film), Staples 45" X 63" © Deanna Krueger
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With Tethys (detail), 2011 Acrylic Monotypes on Medical Diagnostic Film (x-ray/mri Film), Staples Variable © Deanna Krueger
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Aeolia, 2011 Acrylic Monotypes on Medical Diagnostic Film (x-ray/mri Film), Staples 54" X 72" © Deanna Krueger
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Lunar, 2010 Acrylic Monotypes on Medical Diagnostic Film (x-ray/mri Film), Staples 54" X 63" © Deanna Krueger
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Lunar (detail), 2010 Acrylic Monotypes on Medical Diagnostic Film (x-ray/mri Film), Staples Variable © Deanna Krueger
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Endless Poppies, 2010 Acrylic Monotypes on Medical Diagnostic Film (x-ray/mri Film), Staples 54" X 63" © Deanna Krueger
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Endless Poppies (detail), 2010 Acrylic Monotypes on Medical Diagnostic Film (x-ray/mri Film), Staples Variable © Deanna Krueger
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Elysium, Lunar and Endless Poppies (installed), 2010 Acrylic Monotypes on Medical Diagnostic Film (x-ray/mri Film), Staples Variable © Deanna Krueger
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Elusive Vector, 2011 Acrylic Monotypes on Medical Diagnostic Film (x-ray/mri Film), Staples, Paper, Ink 54" X 63" © Deanna Krueger
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Elusive Vector (detail), 2011 Acrylic Monotypes on Medical Diagnostic Film (x-ray/mri Film), Staples, Paper, Ink Variable © Deanna Krueger
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Topaz, 2010 Acrylic Monotypes on Medical Diagnostic Film (x-ray/mri Film), Staples 54" X 54" © Deanna Krueger
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Topaz, Triton, Elysium, 2010 Acrylic Monotypes on Medical Diagnostic Film (x-ray/mri Film), Staples Variable © Deanna Krueger
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Triton, 2010 Acrylic Monotypes on Medical Diagnostic Film (x-ray/mri Film), Staples 63" X 63" © Deanna Krueger
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Sencha, 2010 Acrylic Monotypes on Medical Diagnostic Film (x-ray/mri Film), Staples 63" X 63" © Deanna Krueger
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Sencha (detail), 2011 Acrylic Monotypes on Medical Diagnostic Film (x-ray/mri Film), Staples Variable © Deanna Krueger
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Sencha (as installed), 2010 Acrylic Monotypes on Medical Diagnostic Film (x-ray/mri Film), Staples 63" X 63" © Deanna Krueger
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Day for Night, 2006 Acrylic Monotypes on Medical Diagnostic Film (x-ray/mri Film), Staples 70" X 71" © Deanna Krueger
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Day for Night (detail showing MRI brain scans), 2006 Acrylic Monotypes on Medical Diagnostic Film (x-ray/mri Film), Staples Variable © Deanna Krueger
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Lake Michigan and Melt (as installed at Berliner Liste 2007), 2007 Acrylic Monotypes on Medical Diagnostic Film (x-ray/mri Film), Staples 48" X 78" Each
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Shards (solo exhibition), 2005 Acrylic Monotypes on Medical Diagnostic Film (x-ray/mri Film), Staples Variable © Deanna Krueger
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Neptune Mixed Media 63 X 63
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Quick Facts
Lives in
Chicago
Works in
Chicago
Schools
University of Michigan, 2002, BFA
Eastern Michigan University, 2004, MFA
Tags
diagnostic painting, film mixed-media, medical, abstract, sculpture
Statement

Artist Statement:
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.

Bio:
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.