Quick note: the art world rightly loves to support emerging and mid-career artists. I’m on the creative roll of my career; I consider myself a re-emerging artist. The series “The Temple of Wonders” is the most satisfying work of my career and a long way from completion as a body of work. It could not have been made when I was thirty-five or forty-five years old (see statement). There are still miles to go.
Lou Krueger is an emeritus professor and former Director of the School of Art at Bowling Green State University where he taught art and photography for two decades. Prior to this he was one of the primary architects of the Syracuse University Art Photography program and also served as the Chair of Art Media Studies. Lou received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Northern Illinois University with a BFA in Metals and his MFA in Photography.
Lou’s photographs have been widely exhibited. His recent work was featured by the Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography (2016) and at the online photography blog, Feature Shoot (2015). He is a recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence in Photography grant (2015) and recently had solo exhibitions at the SohoPhoto Gallery (2016) in NYC, and Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (2014). He was one of fifty finalists at Review Santa Fe (2015) and a 2016 International Portfolio Competition Winner at SohoPhoto. In 2015 his work was included the publications International Photography Annual 3, and the The Painted Pulse II. Early career distinctions included a New York State Creative Artist’s Program grant in photography, inclusion in the exhibition New American Photography at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, and participation in group exhibitions at the Nikon House (NYC), International Center for Photography in New York City, and Lightwork Gallery, Syracuse.
Professor Krueger’s teaching resume includes: all levels of Photography, Digital Hybrids, Experimental Camera, Senior Studio, Pedagogy, Graduate Critique, and Professional Practices. He has also taught camera-building workshops or courses at Alfred University, Penland School of Crafts, Indiana University, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Bowling Green State University, Syracuse University, and the University of Michigan.