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 was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, the sixth of eight children. His dad, a dry cleaner by trade but an artist at heart, was constantly engaging the family in various art and creative endeavors. Early on, Paul latched onto his visual arts sensibilities, and spent his youth creating, building, and dreaming of being an artist of one sort or another.
His interest in art led him to The University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Art, and Architecture program. After graduating in in 1982, he moved to Boston, MA to work as a brand and visual communications designer. In 1998 he established his own practice, Kroner Design, and continues to work with select clients today.
But fine art remained a passion of Paul’s, and in mid-career, he started to seriously pursue his dream of being a fine artist. One class led to another and then to his own studio where his practice really took off.
In addition to his design studies at UC, Paul has studied sculpture and painting at the Massachusetts College of Art and The International School of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture in Umbria, Italy. His work has been shown in numerous galleries and solo and group shows in New England and Ohio, and is in several private collections.
His current studio is located in the Lower Price Hill neighborhood of Cincinnati, OH, in what was the original home of the Manischewitz Matzo Company.
At the heart of my work is a desire to find the intersection of art and design, where the relationship of shape, color, line and mark-making work in harmony to communicate, guide, and engage the viewer in a unique experience.
Creative curiosity leads me to many different modes of expression which is why I easily move between a variety of media. All creative exploration is fair game, as long as design, expression, and visual narrative are considered in the context of structure and composition, and that I am having fun in the process.
For me the process of creation is as important as the final outcome: How an armature is built, what the initial drawings reveal, how the underlying structure of a painting guides you through the work, are all glimpses into the thinking of the artist. This is where the magic exists and where, as a viewer, you can connect with the humanity of the artist, which makes a piece of work come 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
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
2009-11 Cambridge Opens Studios
2012-16 Somerville Open Studios