Raul Rene Gonzalez is a San Antonio-based artist born in Houston, TX. He received an MFA in Art from The University of Texas at San Antonio and a BFA in Painting from the University of Houston. Gonzalez works as a multi-dimensional artist who utilizes a wide array of mediums through versatile methods of painting, drawing, performance, installation, and dance.
He explores topics such as work, fatherhood, gender roles, labor, identity, pop culture, and abstraction. Raul’s artwork has exhibited widely throughout Texas and the United States, including numerous solo exhibitions. His works are in the permanent collections of The National Mexican Museum of Art, The National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum, Mexic-Arte Museum, McNay Art Museum, The University of Texas at San Antonio, and the City of San Antonio, amongst others. Raul has been the recipient of the Luminaria Artist Foundation Grant Award, a Sustainable Arts Foundation Grant, a NALAC San Antonio Artist Grant, a Dave Bown Projects Award of Excellence, a Surdna Foundation Grant Recipient, and San Antonio Art League & Museum 2021 Artist of the Year.
Raul spends his time balancing an art career, being a stay-at-home-parent, managing Werk House SA, a short-term rental Airbnb property, and this year, Raul took over the role of Director at Clamp Light Studios & Gallery – a collaborative artist work space and gallery located in Beacon Hill, San Antonio.