Martin Kruck is a visual artist whose project often involve multi-layered interpretations of place. During his CAI residency, he demonstrated print-making techniques he developed in his own work to UB book- and print-making classes.
Kruck introduced students and faculty to a flexible polymer material that is ordinarily used in industrial printing. He then taught them how he uses this material in both intaglio and relief printing. He showed some of his work utilizing this material, photo-quality prints with a warmth and richness that photographic printing lacks.
Following the demonstration, students created their own designs for intaglio printing using Kruck's techniques.
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.