BIO


Raul Gonzalez is best known for his energetic and versatile approaches to painting, drawing, performance and dance.  His abstract paintings and socially-charged drawings have been exhibited locally and nationally.  Raul holds an MFA in Painting from the University of Texas in San Antonio. His artwork is part of public and private collections, such as the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Capital One Financial Services in Plano,TX, and Artes de la Rosa in Fort Worth,TX.  Raul is originally from Houston, TX but he and his wife have been calling San Antonio home since 2012.  Raul spends his days as the primary caretaker to their two young daughters. 

Raul’s work is often inspired by being a stay-at-home father, work, construction, challenging stereotypes, and finding beauty in chaos. Raul’s foundations in drawing, painting, and self-taught dancing have allowed him to create a world of narrative, cultural symbolism, color, and energy.
Raul's drawings often depicts construction lands.apes, poetic images of immigrant workers, and his personal experiences as a stay-at-home father/artist whereas his paintings are often colorful abstractions of color, line, and symbolism.   
His current motto is Werk. Hustle. Sleep. Repeat.

Raul recently was awarded a National Association of Latino Arts & Culture (NALAC) San AntonioArtist Grant.  This grant will help support the creation and presentation of a new series titled “Doing Work” that acknowledges the contribution and work ethic of Latino immigrants as part of the American working class. It will also include a body of work which aims to redefine the role of the stay-at-home father/artist.   
Raul is also one of 300 artists chosen to exhibit work in Common Currents, which celebrates San Antonio's Tricentennial in 2018.