West Virginia University School of Art and Design students will be hosting 2013 BIG XII Fellowship winner Michael Krueger at the Creative Arts Center during Nov. 13-15. Krueger is associate professor of art at the University of Kansas where he teaches printmaking.

The Big XII Fellowship is a competitive award that funds exchanges between faculty at Big XII schools. While at WVU, Krueger will give a public lecture about his research, conduct personal critiques with both undergraduate and graduate students, and also give a printmaking demonstration.

Krueger’s lecture will be held Thursday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m. in Room 507A of the CAC. The event is free and open to the public.

The printing project will be held all day Friday, Nov. 15, in Room 505A of the CAC. WVU printmaking students will assist professor Krueger in printing an edition of one of his prints.

In addition to Krueger’s visit, Joseph Lupo, who is head of the printmaking program in the WVU School of Art and Design, will be visiting the University of Kansas during the spring 2014 semester as part of the Big XII Fellowship exchange.

Grounded firmly in drawing, Krueger works in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, printmaking, animation and ceramics. His ideas dictate the media and he floats freely between them. Krueger’s artwork reflects a deep interest in American history, contemporary American culture, art history, the human experience and personal memoir. The psychic potential of drawing and the permeating ways in which the quality of a line or a smudge can affect and reflect the human psyche are at the forefront of his creative practice. His work explores a collective need to get higher, get lost and be transformed.

His artwork has been included in more than 300 exhibitions, and recent solo exhibitions include prestigious venues such as: Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston; Sunday L.E.S., New York City; Blackburn 20/20, New York City; and the Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, Mo. Important group exhibitions include The Drawing Center, New York City; KRETS Gallery, Malmo, Sweden; The Denver Museum of Art, Denver, Colo.; Ambacher Contemporary, Munich, Germany; Glasgow Print Studio, Scotland; Adam Baumgold, New York City; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Philadelphia; and the Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, Calif.

For more information about Krueger’s visit to the WVU School of Art and Design, contact Joe Lupo at Joseph.Lupo@mail.wvu.edu or call 304-293-2703.



CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts
304-293-4359, Charlene.Lattea@mail.wvu.edu

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