Lisa Gronseth

Lisa Gronseth

Portland, OR, United States

About Lisa Gronseth

Lisa Gronseth paints on paper and mylar, then cuts and assembles the pieces. Through layering and collage, she creates the buildings and landscapes in a process that literally constructs illusionistic spaces. Lisa Gronseth received her MFA in painting from Yale University and her BA in philosophy from Reed College. She has traveled extensively in China, India, Pakistan, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Northern Africa; and she has lived in England, Taiwan, Spain and the United Arab Emirates, where she taught at the American University in Dubai. Her work has been exhibited across the United States and in the United Arab Emirates. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon and teaches at Portland State University.


Yale University, MFA in Painting, 1999.
Reed College, BA in Philosphy, 1996.


2015 Dave Bown Projects, featured in the 11th Semiannual Competition by curators Katherine Pill, Ron Platt, and Kelly Schindler.

Featured Artist on in "Statement Pieces for Entryways," a collection by Saatchi curator, Hayley Miner, October 2015.

Featured Artist on, September 2015.

Featured Artist in Expose Art Magazine, February 2015.

Illustrations published in Semiotic Review, 2014, and in Love Stories: Language, Private Love and Public Romance in Georgia by Paul Manning, 2015.

Viewing Program, The Drawing Center, New York, New York, 2013.


June - July 2017, International Contemporary Landscape Exhibition, CICA Museum, Seoul, Korea.

2016 TVAA National, Mesquite Arts Center, Texas, jurors: Andrea Karnes and Gabriel Ritter.

[Con}temporary, Littman Gallery, Portland, OR, September 2015.

Dubai, Paintings and Drawings from the Dubai Series, Chambers Gallery, Portland, OR, 2012.

Connecting II, Chambers Gallery, Portland, OR, 2012.

Small Works, spacewomB Gallery, New York, New York, 2013.

24th Annual McNeese Works on Paper, juror Dan Cameron, Lake Charles, LA, 2011.