Paul Kroner is a visual artist and designer living in Cincinnati, Ohio. His art includes representative and non-representative works in oils, acrylics, bronze, and other media, including limited edition prints and animation.
Paul Kroner was born a maker.
This need to make led Paul into a career as a graphic designer, but his desire to make art was always alive in his heart. In his late 40s, no longer able to keep his artistic drive secondary in his life, his practice exploded.
Born the sixth child in a family of eight, Paul grew up in a tiny house where art was not only encouraged by his parents, it was his natural instinct.
Never one to be boxed into a single mode of execution or expression, Paul moves fluidity from one medium to another — from representational to abstract, and 2D to 3D — with a focus on intra and inter-personal relationships.
Paul's work has been shown in numerous galleries and solo and group shows in New England and the Midwest and, along with his paintings, are in private collections nationally.
“There is a vitality,
a life force, an energy,
a quickening that is translated
through you into action,
and because there is
only one of you in all time,
this expression is unique.
And if you block it,
it will never exist through any
other medium and will be lost.”
— Martha Graham
At the heart of my work is a desire to find the intersection of art and design. I strive for a place where aesthetics and composition work in harmony to communicate, guide, and engage the viewer in a unique experience.
As a trained designer, I bring a process-oriented and iterative approach to my art. I move fluidly from one medium to another and my work spans from representational to abstract, 2D to 3D, and analog to digital. The goal of creating a visual narrative that invites the viewer to be an integral part of the story remains constant.
For me, the process is as important as the final outcome. How an armature is built, what the initial drawings reveal, how the underlying structure guides you through the work, are all glimpses into the thinking of the artist. As a viewer, this is where you can connect with the humanity of the artist, which helps bring the work to life.
2020 Dick Waller's ArtPlace presents Paul Kroner, Cincinnati, OH
2017 Paul Kroner: Allegories in Bronze, Gallery OTR, Cincinnati, OH
2015 Paul Kroner: Portraits, SCATV Gallery, Union Square, Somerville, MA
2014 3rd Annual Canvas Fine Arts Show Winner, 29 Newbury, Boston
2014 Paul Kroner | Seen + Felt, Touch Art Gallery, Cambridge, MA
2012 Kakafo Cafe, Cambridge, MA
2010 Daniel’s Gallery, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, Boston, MA
Juried Group Shows
2023 University of Cincinnati’s Emeriti Association Show, Cincinnati, OH
2023 TRASH TALK: Dayton at Ed Dixon Gallery, Dayton, OH
2023 Eisel Gallery "Sound Envisioned" Show, Cincinnati, OH
2022 TRASH TALK: Cincinnati at Studio Kroner, Cincinnati, OH
2022 Eisel Gallery "Bird's Eye View" Show, Cincinnati, OH
2022 Art Design Consultants "Art Comes Alive," Cincinnati, OH
2022 Clifton Cultural Arts Center "Golden Ticket" Show, Cincinnati, OH
2021 Xavier University presents Paul Kroner, Cincinnati, OH
2021 Art Design Consultants "Art Comes Alive", Cincinnati, OH
2021 DAAP Made 2, Indian Hill Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2020 Speak Up 2020, Piano Craft Gallery, Boston, MA
2020 Art Design Consultants "Art Comes Alive", Cincinnati, OH
2020 Clifton Cultural Art Center’s “Golden Ticket” Show, Cincinnati, OH
2019 Art Design Consultants "Art Comes Alive", Cincinnati, OH
2019 Women at X: Celebrating 50 Years of Women at Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
2018 Art Design Consultants "Art Comes Alive", Cincinnati, OH
2018 Elemental Dimensions, Gallery 708, Cincinnati, OH
2017 Art Design Consultants "Art Comes Alive", Cincinnati, OH
2016 The Kroner Brothers, Ruth’s Parkside Cafe, Cincinnati, OH
2015 Metal and Fire: The Children of Vulcan, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA
2015 14th Annual National Prize Show, Cambridge Artist Association, Cambridge, MA
2014 A Glimpse Beyond, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA
2014 Inside Outside, Turtle Studios, Watertown, MA
2014 Pretty/Ugly, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA
2013 New Member Show, Cambridge Artist Association, Cambridge, MA
2013 Body in Lines, Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville, MA
2013 Recycle, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA
2013 Artists’ Choice Exhibit @ Somerville Museum, Group Show, Somerville, MA
2013 Inside Out Gallery, Somerville, MA
2013 Salon 21, The Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA
2013 AIDS Action Committee, Cambridge, MA
2011 Biogen/Idec, Cambridge, MA
2010 Raise The Roof, Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Cambridge, MA
2010 Emerging East Cambridge Artists, Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge, MA