The Wall Street Journal credits Stephen Kroninger with having "sowed the seeds of the collage renaissance." His digital and traditionally created editorial illustrations have appeared in nearly every major newspaper and magazine in the United States, as well as in many publications around the world. He is a regular contributor to Time, Newsweek, The New York Times and The New Yorker.
Kroninger's work was the subject of an exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the only time the museum devoted a one-person show to an illustrator. His collage art can be found in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.
Kroninger is also the author/illustrator of three award-winning children's books for the Anne Schwartz imprint of Atheneum Books. His animation projects include a short film produced for Nickelodeon, which was selected for the Annecy International Animated Film Festival. Another, for HBO's Chris Rock show, was featured in the highly acclaimed Spike and Mike's Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation. Kroninger also created digital animation for an exhibit at the Whitney Museum
Kroninger is a participant in the Museum of Modern Art’s Family Education program. For the past two years, he has been asked to lecture in the Conversation with Contemporary Artist series. He also guest lectures at universities and art schools in the United States. He has been active in the metropolitan area in a wide range of education programs, from workshops in elementary schools to the Art Directors Club’s program for inner-city high school students. He has been active in Scholastic’s program, serving both as a judge for and as a keynote speaker for their National Student Art & Writing Awards.
Kroninger illustrates Joe Klein’s weekly “In The Arena” column for Time magazine.
Kroninger lives in New York City with his wife and two daughters.