Painter and author Margaret Krug, MFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, has exhibited at AIR Gallery, The Painting Center, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The National Arts Club, The Window Gallery, The Nix, Front art space, and Vlepo Gallery in New York City and at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Nelson-Atkins Museum, The Willa Cather Foundation, throughout the United States, and internationally. She has been teaching at Parsons since 1990. She is the director of a painting, drawing and art history program at the Spannocchia Foundation in Italy. She is a contributing writer for Artists Magazine and Drawing Magazine. She is an Artist Mentor, Lesley Uniersity, Lesley Art + Design, MFA in Visual Arts Program, Cambridge, MA. She was a 2019 Artist/Scholar resident at the American Academy in Rome. She is a former Senior Lecturer at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She taught painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She attended the New York School of Interior Design and maintained an interior design practice. She was awarded the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Traveling Fellowship Award for Painting: George D. and Isabella A. Brown Traveling Fellowship. In 2008 she was awarded the Art and Art History Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Nebraska. Her book, An Artist's Handbook: Materials and Techniques, was published by Harry N. Abrams in New York and Laurence King Publishing (distributed worldwide by Thames and Hudson) in London in 2008. Blume in Barcelona published the Spanish edition, Dumont Publishing in Cologne published the German edition, and Art Publish published the Russian edition. Anhui Fine Arts Publishing published the Chinese edition in Shanghai. In 2010 her book received the "Jinguang" (golden light) award in China. Laurence King Publishing published a Special Edition for Cass Art, December 2011, and a Second Printing, January 2012 (distributed worldwide by Thames and Hudson and in the United States by Chronicle Books). Krug is at work on a forthcoming book on color and composition.
M.F.A. School of the Art Institute of Chicago
B.F.A. University of Nebraska Omaha, magna cum laude
College Art Association
Higher Education Teaching and Learning
Margaret Krug, An Artist's Handbook: Materials and Techniques
Harry N. Abrams, New York, New York, Laurence King Publishing (distributed worldwide by Thames and Hudson), London, England, 2008, Blume, Barcelona, Spain, 2008, Dumont Publishing, Cologne, Germany, 2008, Art Publish, Moscow, Russia, 2008. Anhui Fine Arts, Shanghai, China, 2009, Special Edition, Laurence King Publishing London, England, 2011, Second Edition, Laurence King Publishing, London, England, 2012, (distributed worldwide by Thames and Hudson).
painting, drawing, art history and theory, writing, color theory, literature
Jinguang (golden light) award for An Artist's Handbook: Materials and Techniques, Shanghai, China, 2010
Art and Art History Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Nebraska Omaha, 2008
Creative Spirit Award, Creative Center: Arts in Healthcare, presented to The Whitney Museum of American Art for their collaborative programs with the Creative Center, 2005
School of the Art Institute of Chicago Traveling Fellowship Award for Painting: Geroge D. and Isabella A. Brown Traveling Fellowship, 1983