Kruse graduated with a first class honours degree in Fine Art in 2005 and went on to make and exhibit work in the UK and abroad; including Deviant Art Festival (DAFT) in Trollhatten, Sweden, the Swansea Fringe, Hida Takayama Museum of Art, Japan, Shape Arts Pop-up, London, and various artists' book festivals; she was the founder and curator of The Library of Lost Books.

In 2011 Kruse was diagnosed autistic and immediately had a minor meltdown, lasting 5 years. In 2016 having been accepted onto the DASH Arts Cultivate programme, and coincidentally offered part-time employment at Birmingham Open Media, Kruse rose from the ashes, changed practice, and is currently making work exploring the autistic/neurodiverse experience.