Photo by Stephan Anderson Story



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 Western Pennsylvania, Grossman earned an associate’s 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 over thirty solo shows around the Midwest and on either coast. Over 1600 of her works have found their way into private homes, corporations, schools, libraries, hospitals, and museums including 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. She is a 2019 Phoenix Award recipient from the City of Lawrence, KS, which honors artistic achievement, and 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.

Studio – private

Grossman’s backyard studio was designed by Sabatini Architects, Inc. and built by Trettel Design owner, Scott Trettel, both of Lawrence, Kansas, in 2006.

Studio 1
Studio side