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Barbara Kruger was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1945. She pursued her studies at Syracuse University and Parsons School of Design in New York City, where she was instructed by Diane Arbus and Marvin Israel. Kruger currently teaches at the UCLA Department of Art as a Professor. Major solo exhibitions have been held at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles, the Musee D'Art Moderne De La Ville De Paris, the Serpentine Gallery in London and the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin. Kruger is the recipient of the 2005 Golden Lion Award at the Venice Biennale for Lifetime Achievement and participated in the groundbreaking Incheon Women Artists' Biennale in Seoul, South Korea in 2007. Kruger lives and works in New York and Los Angeles.

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About Barbara Kruger

Best known for laying aggressively directive slogans over black-and-white photographs that she finds in magazines, Barbara Kruger developed a visual language that was strongly influenced by her early work as a graphic designer (at magazines including House and Garden, Mademoiselle, and Aperture). Among her most famous pieces are I shop, therefore I am (1987) and Your body is a battleground (1985). Informed by feminism, Kruger's work critiques consumerism and desire, and has appeared on billboards, bus cards, posters and in public parks, train station platforms, and other public spaces. She has also created site-specific installations comprised of video, film, audio, and projection.

American, b. 1945, Newark, New Jersey, based in New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
In the Tower: Barbara Kruger, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Washington
2016
Barbara Kruger: Belief+Doubt, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington

Group Shows on Artsy

2015
The Inaugural Installation, The Broad, Los Angeles
2014
Perspectives, Robert Fontaine Gallery
2013
The Art of Chess, NextLevel Galerie, Paris