Raised in a creative family, Lisa Croner has balanced interests in science and art throughout her life.
Her early artistic mentors include Hardy Hanson and Lela Harty. A year studying at the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) was very influential. All the SFAI faculty were wonderful, but most notable was John Priola, who ran the program with love and wisdom. Workshops with Carolyn Anderson, Kim English, Tom Balderas, and Marjorie Taylor were also valued.
Croner obtained a BA in both Art and Biology from UC Santa Cruz. Later, her graduate and then post-graduate work at Rockefeller University and the Salk Institute focused on primate vision, giving her a unique view of visual artistic processes.
Croner's work is represented in private collections around the world and has appeared in galleries and shows throughout California.