Raul Rene Gonzalez is a multidisciplinary artist who incorporates a wide range of mediums and methods in his paintings, drawings, sculptures, clothing, murals, installations, live and recorded dance and other performance-based work. Largely autobiographical in nature, his work explores topics such as fatherhood, gender roles, labor, identity, pop culture, science, and abstraction.
Gonzalez’s work is included in permanent collections such as The McNay Art Museum, The National Museum of Mexican Art, The National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum, Mexic-Arte Museum, Benson Latin American Collection, Tappan Collective, The University of Texas at San Antonio, Capital One, University Health System Salud-Arte, The Woodlands High School Art Trust, Whataburger Museum of Art, The City of San Antonio, and The San Antonio Art League & Museum.
Gonzalez has been featured in New American Paintings No. 162: West Issue, Glasstire, Southwest Contemporary Vol. 5: Collectivity & Collaboration, Create! Magazine, The San Antonio Express News, La Prensa Texas, The San Antonio Current, The Austin Chronicle, and Whataburger. In 2021 he was selected as San Antonio Museum of Art’s inaugural Artist-in-Residence and was named San Antonio Art League & Museum’s 2021 Artist of the Year.
Gonzalez earned his M.F.A. in Art from University of Texas San Antonio and a B.F.A. in Painting from the University of Houston, Magna Cum Laude. Gonzalez is a Houston-native, but now lives in San Antonio with his wife and two daughters. Raul has been the Director, Curator and Resident Artist at Clamp Light Studios & Gallery since 2021 and is also an Airbnb Superhost (Werk House SA).