Lisa Grossman is a painter and printmaker based in Lawrence, Kansas, whose work focuses on the open spaces and prairies of Eastern Kansas and the Kansas River Valley.
Originally from Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, Grossman earned an associate’s degree from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and moved to Kansas City, Missouri in 1988 to work as an illustrator for Hallmark Cards, Inc. Grossman began plein air 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 seventeen solo shows around the Midwest and on either coast. Her work is included in the collections of the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, Kansas, and the Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University, as well as in numerous public and private collections. She is a 2009 recipient of the Kansas Arts Commission’s Mid-Career Fellowship.