A discussion of the major themes present in the Kruck’s work such as “landscape as culture" and "nature as commodity.”
Kruck provided an overview of the past 20 years of his artmaking and showed images from various series of photographic and print-installation projects. He also discussed his creative process and current work.
During his CAI residency, Kruck photographed, sketched, and ultimately produced a series of relief prints (woodcut prints) of the Niagara Power Authority Intake Gate structures by the “Niagara Scenic Parkway” in Niagara Falls, NY, and the surrounding Niagara river area in Buffalo. The focus of the compositions will be capture the same sense of awe and sublime as the natural/wild forces they control.
Martin Kruck earned his Master of Fine Art degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1995 and his Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Queen’s University, Canada in 1991. To date his work has been featured in 25 solo exhibitions and in over 100 group exhibitions internationally. His work has been exhibited in Germany, Japan, Estonia, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland(UK), Mexico and throughout the United States and Canada.. He is the recipient of numerous grants and artist fellowships including the American Academy in Rome, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. He is currently a Professor of Art at New Jersey City University and lives and works outside of New York City.