Paul Kroner 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.

But First...Design

His interest in art led him to The University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Art and Architecture program where graduated from in 1982 degree and pursued a career in graphic design. After graduation, 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.

 

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.

Creative Explorations

Paul’s curiosity leads him to explore many different modes of expression in a variety of media – from direct observation and abstract paintings in oil and acrylic to sculptural works cast in bronze and found objects.

 

Paul considers all creative exploration fair game, as long as design, expression, and visual narrative are considered in the context of structure and composition, and that he is having fun in the process. 

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.

Solo Shows

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

Group Shows

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
2014  Inside Outside, Turtle Studios, Watertown, MA
2014  Pretty/Ugly, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA4
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 EducationCambridge, MA
2010  Emerging East Cambridge Artists, Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge, MA

 

Annual

2009-11  Cambridge Opens Studios
2012-16  Somerville Open Studios

 © 2020 Paul Kroner

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