Who Needs This – KCUR 89.3 FM

Jan, 2020


Segment 2, beginning at 14:24: An art exhibit at Haw Contemporary was designed around a simple question.

The gallery had to put the exhibit together in a rush after something fell through. They asked artists to contribute work with one stipulation: it had to answer or ask the question who needs this?

  • Bill Haw, owner, Haw Contemporary
  • Michael Krueger, artist


Who Needs This @ Haw Contemporary, KCMO

Dec, 2019


“Heavy Times”, colored pencil and acrylic on paper, 20″ x 24″, 2019

Haw Contemporary is pleased to announce our final exhibition of 2019 – a group show entitled Who Needs This.

The work in the exhibition covers a wide range of styles and mediums. Some of it has been seen before. There are old friends and new. Artists at different stages in their careers. Several are participating in their first show at the gallery.

Like our lives, it’s messy and a little uncomfortable.

The unifying thread is that each piece was selected because it asks or answers a question whose nuances are many: Who needs this? We look forward to seeing you at the Crossroads location this Friday between 6-9pm.

Featured Artists: Julie Blackmon, Claudia Casarino, Archie Scott Gobber, Glyneisha Johnson, Michael Krueger, Dylan Mortimer, Jada Patterson, Harold Smith, Samara Umbral, London Pierre Williams


Exhibition Dates: 12/06/2019 – 1/09/2020

Haw Contemporary, 1600 Liberty, Kansas City, MO 64102

Vrije Grafiek Galerij, Academie Beeldende Kunsten, Gent, Belgium – Solo Exhibition

Apr, 2019


Grafische Werken x 5

Michael Krueger, Solo Exhibition in Graphic Art

Vrije Grafiek Galerij, Academie Beeldende Kunsten, Gent, Belgium

Opening Reception: May 02, 2019

Artist Lecture: 7:00PM

Exhibition Dates: April 25 – May 10, 2019


Lokaal Kunst & Cultuur – Academie Offerlaan 3 Gent

The Academie Beeldende Kunsten will host Michael Krueger for a two-week residency and exhibition in the Vrije Grafiek Galerij. While in residence, Michael will create original works in intaglio, and mentor students enrolled in printmaking at the Academia. The exhibition will feature new works in the graphics arts from the past 5 years; including the new project – “A Political Message of Self Help”, an installation of ‘take away’ prints w/ artist book companion, two new prints recently published by the Tamarind Institute of Lithography, Albuquerque, New Mexico, two prints recently published by Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, Elizabeth Foundation for the Art, New York, New York  and other graphic works from the past 5 years. Michael Krueger’s work is deeply rooted in drawing. He also uses graphics, painting, animation, and ceramics. Michael’s work reflects a deep interest in American history, contemporary American culture, art history, being human and personal memory.


Interiors 1, (Cezanne’s Legs), 18” x 16” (paper size), 12” x 10” (image size), Six Color Lithograph, w/ Chine Colle’, 2018
Interiors 2, (Cleaning Up After the Masters), 18” x 16” (paper size), 12” x 10” (image size), Six Color Lithograph, w/ Chine Colle’, 2018
Published by Tamarind Institute.

Visiting Artist Lecture – Ghent, Belgium

Apr, 2019


Academie Beeldende Kunsten, Ghent, Belgium

May 02, 2019 @ 7:00PM

Print As Protest, OPENS ‪Mar. 27 from 6-9‬ @ Los Angeles Valley College, LA, CA.

Mar, 2019

“A Political Message of Self Help”, 18x 11” x 17” color-copy images on newsprint. 2019. The piece is a ‘take away’, each image is an open edition and available for free to take away.
This piece is about moving on, starting over, letting go and taking care of yourself. The images in the grid are cars, trucks and vans driven by plants and animals, juxtaposed with some handwritten text in unique fonts. It is simply about giving space to hopeful thinking and offering a moment of humor. It’s the radical idea that taking care of yourself might be a politically health position, that encouraging this position might help others and lead to changed attitudes.

(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles Valley College is pleased to announce Print as Protest, featuring the work of Inge Bruggeman, Diana-Sofia Estrada, Michael Krueger, Kimiko Miyoshi, Tim Musso, and Sergio Teran, along with a special project by students from PRINT IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT: Artistic Agency & The Print Multiple, UC Santa Barbara. Print as Protest explores the idea of art as a tool for political activism and resistance and the history of printmaking as a democratic and accessible means of conveying ideas and information.
Los Angeles Valley College, ‪5800 Fulton Avenue, Valley Glen, CA 91401‬

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