Lisa Cole-Kronenburg

Visiting Lecturer in Fine Art


2007 PGCE Secondary Art and Design

1986 MFA Painting and Drawing, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

1983 BFA Painting and Drawing, University of Kansas, with honors

1982 Scholarship to Yale Summer School of Music and Art


Teaching Experience

2009 – present University of Chester, Department of Fine Art, Part-time Tutor for years 1–3 BA Hons.

2010 The Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool, Community Outreach Drawing Workshop with Alt Valley residents.

2010 F.A.C.T. ‘My War’ Drawing Workshop with local schools, Liverpool.    

2009 University of Liverpool, School of Architecture and Building Engineering, Colour Theory Workshop for First Year Architecture students.

2007- 2010 Teacher of Art (permanent part-time) Fazakerley High School, Liverpool.

2006 – 2007 Teacher training placement: Phase one at Merchant Taylor’s School for Girls, Crosby. Phase two at New Heys Community Comprehensive School.

2006 Artist Assistant for The Big Draw, Liverpool Museum, Liverpool.

2005 Invited Artist participant for symposium on creativity sponsored by The Reader – the literary journal published quarterly by the University of Liverpool.

2003 - 2006 Private Art Tutor for children age 8 - 12.

1999 -2002 University of Liverpool School of Architecture and Building Engineering, six-week Introduction to Drawing Course for first year Architecture students.

1999 Tate Gallery, Liverpool, Part-time Artist Educator. Leading workshops in gallery related activities concerning contemporary art.

1993, 1995 Liverpool John Moores University, Department of the Built Environment, Architecture                                    Summer School Program, Drawing Workshop Tutor. Responsible for planning, organizing and teaching a one-day workshop for incoming first year architecture students.

1993 Chester College, Department of Art and Design, Part-time Lecturer, BA Tutorials.

1986-1996 Northwich College of Art, Foundation Course, Part-time Painting, Drawing and Life Drawing tutor for Foundation Course.

1988-1997 Manchester Metropolitan University, Department of Interior Design, Part-time Lecturer, Drawing and Colour Theory Workshops for Years 1-3 BA Hons.

1986-1997 Manchester Metropolitan University, Department of Textiles Embroidery, Part-time Life Drawing and Drawing Tutoring for Years 1-3 BA Hons.

1987 South Glamorgan Institute for Higher Education, School of Interior Design, Part-time Lecturer, Colour Theory and Perspective Drawing Workshops for Year 1 BA Hons.

1986-1987 Manchester Metropolitan University, Department of 3-D Design , Part-time lecturer, Perspective Drawing Block for Year 1 BA Hons.

Manchester Metropolitan University, Department of Architecture and Landscape Design, Part-time design and drawing tutoring to years 1-5 BA Hons.            

1986-1987 University of Manchester, School of Architecture, Part-time life Drawing Instructor Years 1-5.

1986 Teaching Assistantship, Figure in the Landscape, Oxbow Summer Workshop, School of  the Art Institute of Chicago, Saugatuck, Michigan, U.S.A.

1985 Graduate Teaching Assistantship Award, Instructor of Multi-level Studio Drawing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Responsible for planning and teaching a studio drawing course for years 1-4 fine art undergraduate students.

1976-1980 Assistant Art Teacher, Part-time, Ages 4-17, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A.


Certain landscapes, relationships of light, space and colour, have a deep significance for me. Even as a small child growing up in the Mid-western United States (New Mexico, Texas and Kansas) I was aware of the light, movements, sounds and spaces of the places we lived. But mostly it was a sense of recognition, that it was somehow part of me - an extension of myself. This feeling was both reassuring and frightening. I have therefore always wondered and worried about scale and distance - something bigger than my comprehension or understanding, but always present, always there. This continuing sensitivity to landscape is at the core of all my work.

Most of my earlier painting represented vast, panoramic, empty places with an ambiguous sense of scale and, also sometimes, of subject matter (for example, was it water or earth that was represented?). However, they conformed to the traditional landscape composition of horizon line, ground and sky. More recently, my viewpoint has shifted from the depiction of wide-open spaces and vistas to the more intimate, close-up incidents within the landscape. I find myself increasingly preoccupied with the nuances of light and shade perceived from a much closer point of view. I became powerfully aware of small, fleeting and elusive glimpses of the natural world in close-up. My new paintings represent this change of perspective - air, light, land and water are still observed but by detaching them from their context they enable me to explore more enigmatic and  abstract compositions.

Published work

Selected Exhibitions

2011 Lisa Cole Kronenburg Landscapes, Nic Corke Gallery, Liverpool, U.K.

2010 Intro Group Exhibition, University of Chester Department of Fine Art, CUBE Gallery, ManchesterU.K.

2009 Raw Potential Staff Exhibition, University of Chester Department of Fine Art, Novas Contemporary Arts Center, Liverpool, U.K.           

2007 Lisa Cole Kronenburg When Skies are Grey Merchant Taylors' Girls School, Crosby, Liverpool, U.K.

2007 Invitational Group Exhibition Liverpool Academy of Art   Paint Warehouse Exhibition, Liverpool, U.K.

2006 Group Exhibition Chapel Row Gallery, Bath, U.K.

2006 Lisa Cole Kronenburg Close-up Far Away ViewTwo Gallery, Matthew Street, Liverpool, U.K

2004 Lisa Cole Kronenburg Recent Paintings Atkinson Museum, Southport, U.K.

Gallery Group Exhibition, View Two, Matthew Street, Liverpool U.K.

2002 Lisa Cole Kronenburg Landscapes Atkinson Museum, Southport, U.K.

2001 Palm Beach Art Fair with the Blue Gallery, Florida, U.S.A.

Group Exhibition of 6 Landscape Painters, Six Chapel Row Contemporary Art, Bath, U.K.

2000-2006 Chelsea Art Fair with the Blue Gallery London, U.K.

2001 Lisa Cole Kronenburg New Paintings The Blue Gallery. London, U.K.           

2000 Gallery Group Exhibition, View Two, Matthew Street, Liverpool U.K.1992                       

2000 Still Light solo exhibition of recent paintings and drawings, University of Liverpool Senate House, Abercromby Square, Liverpool, U.K.

1999 Lisa Cole Kronenburg Landscapes The Blue Gallery, 2 - 27 February, London.

1998 - 2004 Blue Gallery, London Contemporary Art Fair, Business Design Centre, London.

1997 Four Landscape Painters from Liverpool  Lisa Cole Kronenburg, Adrian Henri, Mike Knowles, Clement McAleer. No. 6 Chapel Row Art Gallery, Bath,U.K.

1996 Changing Horizons The Contemporary Landscape, Leedy-Voulkos Art Centre, Kansas City, Missouri U.S.A.

1996 12th Cleveland International Drawing Biennale, Cleveland Gallery and Middlesborough Art Gallery, Middlesborough, U.K.

1996 Lisa Cole Kronenburg Landscapes Ainscough Gallery, 2 March - 16 April, Falkner Street, Liverpool, U.K.

1995 Intimate Works Group Show of Gallery Artists, Cardonsky-Bachelier Gallery, Kent, Connecticutt, U.S.A.

1995 One-Person Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings Orrell Arts Centre, 5 June - 5 July, Linacre Lane, Bootle, Merseyside, U.K.

1994 Visionfest 1994 'Pool of Life' Exhibition Mill Road Hospital, Liverpool, U.K.

1994 'The Spiritual in Art' Exhibition Community Gallery, 8 September - 26 October Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A.

1992 LISA COLE KRONENBURG/MARTIN CHENG, Leedy-Voulkos Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A.

1992 LISA COLE KRONENBURG Recent Drawings, Everyman Cinema Gallery, London, U.K.

1992 LISA COLE KRONENBURG/JANINE PINION The Darkling Land, Merkmal Gallery, Liverpool, U.K.

Competitions, Awards, Residencies                       

2010 Residency, Tyrone Guthrie Centre, County Monaghan, Republic of Ireland.

2004 Residency, Tyrone Guthrie Centre, County Monaghan, Republic of Ireland, sponsored by the P.H Holt Trust, Liverpool, UK.

1997 Manchester Academy of Fine Arts 138th Annual Open Exhibition City Art Gallery, Manchester, U.K.

1995 Commission of Three Paintings for The Aldham Robarts Learning Resource Centre, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, U.K.

1994 National Endowment for the Arts/Mid-America Arts Alliance Regional Fellowship Award.

1994 Showcase Manhattan 1994, Manhattan Arts Council Juried Art Competition and Exhibition, Honorable Mention, Commerce Bank, Manhattan, Kansas, U.S.A.

1994 25th Annual Smoky Hill Art Competition and Exhibition, Hays Art Center, Hays, Kansas, U.S.A.

1994 Art in the Woods: A Gallery Exhibition, 11th Annual Juried Exhibition, CorporateWoods, Overland Park, Kansas. Purchase Award  and  Juror's Choice Award.

1994 9th Annual Small Works Competition and Exhibition, Amos Eno Gallery,594 Broadway, New York, New York, U.S.A.

1992 Artist in Residence Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, U.K.

Selected Collections

Citibank  Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A.

City of Overland Park Overland Park, Kansas, U.S.A.

Twentieth Century Investors  Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A.

Aldham Robarts Learning Resource Centre, Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool, U.K.

Michael Cunningham Architects, Liverpool, U.K.

Jonathan Falkingham - Urban Splash, Liverpool, U.K.

Malthouse & Company Chartered Accountants, Liverpool, U.K.

University of Liverpool English Department Liverpool, U.K.

University of Liverpool Art Museum and Gallery Liverpool, U.K.