Wednesday, January 22, 2014
WAM LECTURE SERIES: Raúl Gonzalez III
Join us at WAM for an exciting lecture series with contemporary artists, authors and curators from all over the region! Preregistration is suggested.
Raúl Gonzalez was born in El Paso, Texas and grew up going back and forth between El Paso and Ciudad Juúrez, México. In 2011 Beautiful/Decay in collaboration with Canson awarded him a Wet Paint Grant. In 2009 Gonzalez received an award from the Artadia Foundation for Art and Culture. He was voted Boston's best visual artist for 2010 by readers of The Boston Phoenix. His work has been exhibited widely in the northeast including The Drawing Center in New York, the Aidekman Gallery at Tufts University in Medford, MA and The Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts in Boston, Ogunquit Museum of American Art as well as on the west coast at SCION Installation, San Francisco Art Institute and Self-Help Graphics in Los Angeles.
In 2010 he worked on his first large scale mural sponsored by the Boston Arts Commission installed in the neighborhood of East Boston. Gonzalez is committed to introducing youth to the visual arts and has taught in the education departments of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In 2011 Gonzalez collaborated with over 125 kids from all over the city of Boston to create a work titled "and their Families" for the Linde Family Wing of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Gonzalez lives in Somerville, MA.He is represented by Carroll and Sons, Boston.
Raúl Gonzalez received a Boston Art Award for Critics' Choice for Best Painter in 2009. That same year he also was an Artadia Award Winner.
In 2011, he received a Beautiful/Decay Canson Wet Paint Grant.
Gonzalez's work has been shown in various locations throughout the United States, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA, the Scion Art Space in Los Angeles, CA, the Porstmouth Museum of Art in Porstmouth, NH, and Art Basel in Miami, FL.
He was included in the exhibit 75 Artist 75 Years at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, MA in 2011.