Lisa Grossman and Paul Hotvedt

Ever wonder what artwork artists live with? This series offers a glimpse into the homes of artists. From there we have a conversation about a work of art they have in their home. Tune in and gather some insights into what living with art can do.


“8/16/99” Oil on Panel, handmade frame 5.5” x 8.5”

Lisa Grossman is a painter and printmaker whose work focuses on the prairies and river valleys of Eastern Kansas. Grossman has had thirty solo shows around the Midwest and on either coast and her work is included in numerous public, private, and museum collections. She has degrees from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, PA, and the University of Kansas, and is represented by Haw/Contemporary in Kansas City, MO, Circa Gallery, in Minneapolis, MN, and Strecker Nelson West, in Manhattan, KS.

Paul Hotvedt took two years of study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Bachelor of Science program. This included basic design, painting and notably, drawing with Irwin Weiss. He earned a BFA in Painting from Tyler School of Art under the direction of two very different painters: Richard Cramer and Stephen Greene. From Richard Cramer, he took an interest in process, the science of color, and an understanding of how much an obsession can work in one’s favor over the long run. From Stephen Greene, he took an appreciation of mystery and mastery. Mystery in the sense that he learned much about the art of the past and the importance of being in love with one’s subject. Mastery in the observance of his canvases. Greene was a disciple of Philip Guston and it was Guston’s work that Hotvedt followed intensely while in graduate school. He earned his MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art, working with ideas of figurative/narrative painting and surface that were inspired by Guston and Irwin Weiss.

In the decade following graduate school, Hotvedt experimented with different approaches to narrative painting.