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“Making Art is Linked to My Capacity to Feel”

The Karen Wray Gallery presents the Art of Peter Krusko

By Amanda Sanchez (October 2023)

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From 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 14, the Karen Wray Gallery welcomes the community to the opening reception for Peter Krusko’s Solo Art Exhibition. The opening reception will take place Thursday, September 14th, from 4:30-6:30 pm. And the exhibit will be available through October 12, 2023.

An artist and fine arts educator from New York

Before moving to Santa Fe 19 years ago, Peter Krusko enjoyed a wonderful 33-year teaching career in Westchester, NY.  He was born in Yonkers, NY and received his Bachelors of Fine Art and Masters of Fine Art degrees from Pratt Institute in New York City.


Art: A sense of the Spectacle And Its Place in Society


By Vivien Raynor, The New York Times (May 10, 1998)

The title “Art as Spectacle” has the impact of a drum roll, and the show it announces is almost as short in duration. There is less than a week in which to observe works by 93 artists, chosen by Thelma Golden for the exhibition at the Katonah Museum of Art here.

To quote Ms. Golden, “the extraordinary, the unreal, the tragic, the beautiful and the ungraspable all contribute to the notion of the spectacle and its place in our media-saturated culture.”


Watercolorist Taps His Spiritual Side

By Aurelio Sanchez, The Albuquerque Journal (May 03, 2009)

Santa Fe watercolor artist Peter Krusko is discovering New Mexico’s mysticism, and through his work is renewing its magic for New Mexicans.

“My work is not meant to describe a subject — a piñon tree, a bluebird, or the beautiful mountains — but to evoke and translate the feelings that we all have when we are looking at the landscape,” Krusko said.

Krusko will be a featured artist among more than 100 showing at the New Mexico Watercolor Society Spring Show 2009 at Expo New Mexico.


Show Preview | Gallery 822: Group Show

Southwest Art Magazine, Santa Fe, NM (August 17, 2012)

Shawger (of Gallery 822) is pleased to have new works by Peter Krusko for the show. “He paints watercolors on location, so we’re always excited to see what he’s been doing,” she says. One of Krusko’s newest pieces is titled WHITE JEMEZ MOUNTAIN. “I painted the mountains still covered with the winter gift of snow,” he says, adding, “a beautiful glow emanated from within.” Krusko frequently paints surrealistic southwestern landscapes, though he steers clear of defining his work with a particular style or subject matter. “My paintings, rather than imitating life, try to see beneath its surface,” Krusko says.

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