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Meet the Auction Artist: Lisa Grossman

Lisa Grossman is a painter and printmaker whose work focuses on the open spaces and prairies of Eastern Kansas and the Kansas River Valley. Her piece, Lightning Triptych, is now available for online bidding in the 2018 Benefit Art Auction!

“Lightning Triptych” (2014), Lisa Grossman
Relief-roll woodcuts on paper, on panel, 33 x 40 x 1″ (panels 10 x 40″)

About the Artist

Originally from Western Pennsylvania, Grossman earned a degree from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and moved to Kansas City, Missouri in 1988 to work as an illustrator for Hallmark Cards, Inc. Grossman began plein air (on location), painting in earnest when she discovered the Tallgrass prairies of east-central Kansas, and left Hallmark in 1995 to pursue painting full-time. She received a BFA from the University of Kansas in 1999.

Grossman has had nearly thirty shows around the Midwest and on either coast. Her work is included in the collections of the Spencer Museum of Art, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, the Beach Museum of Art, and numerous public and private collections. She is a 2009 recipient of the Kansas Arts Commission’s Mid-Career Fellowship. She is represented by Haw/Contemporary in Kansas City, MO, Circa Gallery, in Minneapolis, MN, and Strecker-Nelson West, in Manhattan, KS.

 

About the Auction

Established by artists in 1981 as a way to fund a not-for-profit gallery, the Lawrence Arts Center Annual Benefit Art Auction provides funding for the exhibitions program now occupying five spaces in the Arts Center and enriched by Art Talks, films, and more. Approximately 190 pieces generously donated by artists will be on exhibit for four weeks. Bidding on auction works is an opportunity to support exhibitions at the Lawrence Arts Center – all proceeds from sales go toward continuing to support the program.