Title: You Are Not Yourself
Medium: Photo collage
Size: 182.9 x 121.9 cm
Kruger is a conceptual artist and film critic. She received her education from Syracuse University, Parsons School of Design, and the School of Visual Arts in New York. Early in her art career, she was a graphic designer, art director, and picture editor in the art departments at Mademoiselle, House and Garden, and other publications. This greatly influenced her later work as an artist. Her highly recognized style combines images and text addressing cultural representations of power, identity, and sexuality while challenging stereotypes and clichés. Her work has been written about or included in numerous publications including: The New York Times, Idea (Tokyo), Atelier (Tokyo), La Recherche Photographique, Art in America, Vogue (Germany), Aperture, New York Magazine, Artforum, Art News, Art Monthly, Metropolis M (Utrecht), Journalisten (Stockholm), Przeglad Polski, The Village Voice, Harper's Bazaar, Time Out (London), The Guardian (London), Photographic Insights, Elle, Art Press, Arts Magazine and The New Yorker. She was awarded a Creative Artists Service Program Grant, 1976-'77 and a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, 1983-'84. Kruger has taught at the California Institute of Art, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the University of California, Berkeley.
Her selected solo exhibitions include: The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1999; Mary Boone Gallery, New York, 1994, '91, '89, and '87; Magasin, Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France, 1992; Kolnischer Kunstverein, Koln, West Germany, 1990; Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, 1990 and '86; Monika Spruth Galerie, Koln, West Germany, 1990 and '87; Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina, 1990; Fred Hoffman Gallery, Santa Monica, California, 1989; Galerie Bebert, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1989; National Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand, 1988; Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, 1986; Hillman/Holland Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, 1986; Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, 1986, '84, and '83; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas, 1985; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1985.
Her selected group exhibitions include: Is It Art?, Katonah, New York, 1996; Thinking Print: Books to Billboards, 1980-95, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1996; Sexual Politics: Judy Chicago's "Dinner Party" in Feminist Art History, Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, 1996; NowHere/Incandescent, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark, 1996; Passions Privees, Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1995; Paste-Up: Past & Present, Kent Gallery, New York, 1995; In a Different Light, University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, 1995; An American Century of Photography: From Dry-Point to Digital, Traveling Exhibition, Mead Art Museum, Amherst, Massachusetts; International Center of Photography, New York; Auckland City Art Gallery, New Zealand; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; and Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, 1995; Desire, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, 1994; New York "Unplugged", Gallery Cotthem, Knokke-Zoute, Belgium, 1994; World Morality, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland, 1994; and Wall to Wall, Serpentine Gallery, London, 1994.