Lisa Grossman

Bio

Lisa Grossman was born in 1967 and grew up in rural western Pennsylvania. She earned an associate’s degree in Visual Communication at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and in 1988, moved to Kansas City to work as an illustrator in Hallmark Cards, Inc. Grossman soon encountered the Tallgrass prairies of the Flint Hills and began exploring and painting them. After seven years at Hallmark, Grossman quit to return to school—spending year at Johnson Co. Community College, then transferring to the University of Kansas (KU) in 1996 and setting up home in Lawrence. She earned a BFA at KU and has made a career of painting and printmaking since her first solo show in 1998 at Dolphin gallery, now Haw/Contemporary, in Kansas City. Her prairie and Kansas River work has appeared in 30 solo shows around the country and over 1600 of her works have found their way into private homes, corporations, schools, libraries, hospitals, museums, and one football stadium. Grossman is a 2019 Phoenix Award recipient, an honor from the City of Lawrence for artistic achievement. She’s an 8-time artist-in-resident in our national parks including a 2017 Voices of the Wilderness artist-in-residency with the US Forest Service kayak rangers in Tracy Arm/Fords Terror Wilderness in Southeast Alaska. She volunteers with local conservation groups and applies her work to their advocacy efforts. 

Solo Exhibitions

2018  One Hundred Seventy-Three, Haw Contemporary Crossroads, Kansas City, MO (details)

2017  Slow Winding, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2017 SINUOUS, Circa Gallery, Minneapolis, MN 

2016  Exquisite Solitude, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO

2015  River Work, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2015  River Miles, Circa Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2015  Prints – Rivers and Weather, The Gallery at Pioneer Bluffs, Matfield Green, KS

2014  REACH, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2013  The Land of Sky, The Gallery at Pioneer Bluffs, Matfield Green, KS

2012  Landscapes, The Carriage Factory, Newton, KS

2011  A Sense of Planet, In Place, The Land Institute, Salina, KS

2011  Lines of Sight, The Gallery at Pioneer Bluffs, Matfield Green, KS

2011  On the Wind, Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, KS

2010  Cloud, Hangar 10 - Kansas City Downtown Airport, Kansas City, MO

2010  Windings, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX

2008  Prairie, River, Mountain, Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, KS

2007  Cloud, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2006  On the Horizon, Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, KS

2005  River Landscapes, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2004  Prairie River – Paintings and Prints, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS

2003  Plainscapes, Ruth Morpeth Gallery, Hopewell, NJ

2003  Prairie Reverie, Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, KS

2003  Twilight and Reverie, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2002  Kansas Plein Air, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2002  Lisa Grossman, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO

2001 Light from the West, Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, KS

2000 In the Open, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Artists-in-Residents Show, The Bank Art Space, Matfield Green, KS

2014 Summer Salon, Circa Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2013 Points of View, with Francis Di Fronzo, EVOKE Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2013 Water, Spencer Museum of Art, 20/21 Gallery, Lawrence, KS

2013 Opening group show, Gallerie Sparta, West Hollywood, CA

2013 Thanks for the Warning, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2012 Interlopers D works on paper, EVOKE Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2011 New to the Collection, Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State, Manhattan, KS

2010 Site Specifics, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS

2010 Surroundings, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2009 Kansas Masters Invitational, Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, KS

2009 Vacant Spaces, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX

2006 Art Into Art: Inspired Responses, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS

2004-2005 A Kansas Sampler, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS

2001 Flatland Series D 100 Monoprints, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2000 Lisa Grossman and David Shevlino, Morpeth Gallery, Hopewell, NJ

2000 Selected Works, Morpeth Gallery, Hopewell, NJ

Selected Honors & Awards

2017 National Weather Center Biennale, Norman, OK

2016 Four Rivers Print Biennial, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

2015 Phoenix Award/Creative Spaces, to The Committee on Imagination and Place, member since 2000, Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission, Lawrence, KS 

2014 Night Visions V, Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ

2013 LAPS (Los Angeles Print Society) 21st National Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA

2012 The Printed Image 4, Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, Topeka, KS

2012 National Small Oil Painting Exhibition, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS

2011 Night Visions IV, Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ

2010 The Printed Image 3, Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, KS

2010 Selected for Art Through Architecture program, Kansas City, MO

2009 Kansas Arts Commission Mid-Career Artist Fellowship Delta National Small Print Exhibition, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR

2009 22nd National Parkside Small Print Exhibition, University of Wisconsin – Parkside, Kenosha, WI

2008 Night Visions III, Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ,

2008 The Printed Image 2, Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University, Topeka, KS

2008 Delta National Small Print Exhibition, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR

2007 Washington Printmakers Gallery National Small Works Exhibition, Washington, D.C.

2007 The Best of Kansas, Kansas Inaugural 2007 art exhibit, Topeka, KS

2006 Delta National Small Print Exhibition, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR

2006 National Small Oil Painting Exhibition, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS, also in 2002, 2004

2002 20th Annual National Small Works Exhibition, Schoharie County Arts Council, Cobleskill, NY 

2000 Kansas Arts Commission Mini-Fellowship National Small Oil Painting Exhibition, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS

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