Raul Rene Gonzalez is a multi-dimensional visual artist who spends his time balancing an art career, being a stay-at-home-parent, and owner of Werk House SA, a short-term rental Airbnb property. He is also a resident artist at Clamp Light Studios & Gallery in San Antonio.
Raul creates visual art utilizes a wide array of mediums through versatile methods of painting, drawing, performance, installation, and dance. His artwork explores topics such as work, fatherhood, gender roles, labor, identity, pop culture, and abstraction. Raul holds an MFA in Art from The University of Texas at San Antonio and a BFA in Painting from the University of Houston.
Raul has been the recipient of awards and recognition including a Sustainable Arts Foundation Grant, NALAC San Antonio Artist Grant, Dave Bown Projects Award of Excellence, a Surdna Foundation Grant Recipient, Luminaria Artist Foundation Grant Recipient, and San Antonio Art League & Museum 2021 Artist of the Year.
Raul’s artwork has been shown nationally and is artwork is included in permanent collections such as The National Mexican Museum of Art, The National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum, Mexic-Arte Museum, the McNay Art Museum, and the City of San Antonio.