Born and raised in inner-city Houston, Texas, Raul Gonzalez holds a Masters of Fine Art in Art from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Houston. Raul Gonzalez is best known for his energetic and versatile approaches to painting, drawing, performance, and dance. His work is often inspired by being a stay-at-home father, work, his Mexican heritage, challenging stereotypes, and possibility to make a difference.
Raul’s work has been exhibited nationally and is part of a number of private and public collections, such as the McNay Art Museum (San Antonio, TX), the National Museum of Mexican Art (Chicago, IL), Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, TX), Capital One Financial Services (Plano,TX), Artes de la Rosa (Fort Worth,TX).
Raul currently lives and works in San Antonio and spends his days as the primary caretaker to his two young daughters. Raul recently was awarded a National Association of Latino Arts & Culture (NALAC) San Antonio Artist Grant which is being used to fund his current project “Doing Work”, which includes the creation of new artwork and as well as performances “Doing Work” will be exhibited later this year at grayDUCK Gallery in Austin and Freight Gallery in San Antonio, and the show will travel to Fort Worth in early 2018.