2012 - 2014. The University of Texas at San Antonio. M.F.A. Art

2007 - 2010. The University of Houston. B.F.A. Painting, Magna Cum Laude

2004 – 2007. North Harris College & Houston Community College | General Studies

1999 – 2001. Washington University in St. Louis, School of Art

Honors | Awards | Achievements

San Antonio Art League & Museum 2021 Artist of the Year, Luminaria Artist Foundation Grant, Sustainable Arts Foundation Grant, NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA): San Antonio Artist Grant, Surdna Foundation Grant Recipient, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Artist Lab Fellowship, Dave Bown Projects Award of Excellence, Hunting Art Prize Finalist (2013 & 2014), 2005 Houston Marathon Finisher, 1999 1st Place Black/White Drawing -Houston Independent School District Art Competition , 1999 Congressional Art Competition Winner, 18th District, Texas.


New American Paintings No. 162: West Issue, Southwest Contemporary Vol. 5: Collectivity & Collaboration, Glasstire, Create! Magazine, The Oxford American, The American Scholar, The San Antonio Express News, La Prensa Texas, Spectrum News, The SA Current, The Austin Chronicle, Whataburger, Chicano Channel Magazine


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 Financial Services, University Health System Salud-Arte, Queens University of Charlotte,

The Woodlands High School Art Trust, Artes de la Rosa, Whataburger Museum of Art, The City of San Antonio, and The San Antonio Art League & Museum


2021 San Antonio Museum of Art Inaugural Artist-in-Residence. San Antonio, TX

2018 The Studios at MASS MoCA. North Adams, MA

2016 Artist Lab Fellowship Program. Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. San Antonio, TX

2013 "Changarrito" Artist-in-Residence. Mexic-Arte Museum. Austin, TX

2012 Modern Multiples - Printmaking with Richard Duardo. Los Angeles, CA

Selected Solo & 2-Person Exhibitions


Raul Rene Gonzalez: This & That. Dock Space Gallery. San Antonio, TX


2021 Artist of the Year: Raul Rene Gonzalez. San Antonio Art League & Museum. San Antonio, TX


Doing Werk. Fort Worth Community Art Center. Visit Fort Worth Gallery. Fort Worth, TX


All In A Day’s Werk. UT Rio Grande Valley Rusteberg Art Gallery. Brownsville, TX

Front and Back, and Side to Side. Artpace Main Space Gallery. San Antonio, TX

Watch Me Werk. HCC Northline Art Gallery. Houston, TX.


Raul Gonzalez: Taco, Texas. Albright College Freedman Gallery - Foyer Gallery. Reading, PA

All About That Werk. Forum 6 Contemporary. Houston, TX

Feelin Like A Champ. Revenant Gallery. San Antonio, TX


Pure Energy. Presa House Gallery. San Antonio, TX

Can You Feel That? Miami University. Oxford, OH

Doing Work. grayDUCK Gallery. Austin, TX

Doing Werk. Freight Gallery. San Antonio, TX


Werds & Places. Carver Branch Library. San Antonio, TX

Artist Looking At Art: Portraits of a Working Artist. McNay Art Museum. San Antonio, TX

This Is What It Feels Like. Radius Center. San Antonio, TX. (2-person, Braydon Gold)

TEXAS. Freight Gallery. San Antonio, TX


Dulce. Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Theater Gallery. San Antonio, TX

Life, Death, and Other Stories. 3rd Space Gallery. San Antonio, TX


Undetermined Matter. grayDUCK Gallery. Austin, TX (2-person)

M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition | WERK | In the Zone. Terminal 136. San Antonio, TX


Consider All Things. Main Street Projects. Houston, TX (2-Person)


Farewell Show. Jack Meier Gallery. Houston, TX


Music in the City. Houston Community College Southwest Gallery. Houston, TX

A Collection of Work: Past to Present. Caroline Collective. Houston, TX

Selected Group Exhibitions


9th Annual Texas Juried Exhibition. Artspace One Eleven. Fort Worth, TX (curator: Daisha Board)

Visual Art Alliance’s 38th Juried Open Exhibition: Other Stories About Who We Are. Sabine Street Studios Gallery. Houston, TX (curator Alison de Lima Greene)

2022 National Prize Show. Cambridge Art Association at the Kathryn Schulz Gallery. Cambridge, MA (curator Barbara O’Brien)

Arte Latino Now 2022. Queens University of Charlotte. Charlotte, NC

2022 Contemporary Art Month Perennial: Interior Realities. Sala Diaz. San Antonio, TX (curator Lauren Cross)


ACROSS |Urban Arts Center. Dallas, TX (curator: Jose Villalobos)

AMoA Biennial 600 – Justice-Equality-Race-Identity | Amarillo Museum of Art. Amarillo, TX (curator: Leslie Moody Castro)

Elements of Expression | ICOSA Gallery. Austin TX (curator Raasin McIntosh)

Looking at Leadership | Notre Dame University of Maryland Gormley Gallery. Baltimore, MD

(curator: Sarah McCann)

Alive In Memory & Spirit | Mission Marquee Plaza. San Antonio, TX (curator: Rigoberto Luna)


2020 Contemporary Art Month Perennial: Topographies of Truth | McNay Art Museum. San Antonio, TX (curator: Lee Hallman, Associate Curator of Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth)

Aquí Estamos: New Selections from the Permanent Collection | National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum. Albuquerque, NM


Some Things To Talk About | Gallery W at The Whitney Center for the Arts. Pittsfield, MA

Crossing the Line: Drawings from the Mexic-Arte Museum Permanent Collection. Austin, TX

Effort Economy. Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum. San Antonio, TX


Spectrum: Exploring Gender Identification. MCLA Gallery 51. North Adams, MA

Young Latino Artists 23: Beyond Walls, Between Gates, Under Bridges. curated by Gilbert Rocha. Mexic-Arte Museum. Austin, TX

Collect It For The Culture. curated by Robert Hodge. The Union. Houston, TX

Landscapes, Portraits, Still Lifes. curated by Sara Vanderbeek. DORF. Austin, TX

Common Currents. 300 Year ~ 300 Artists. Artpace. San Antonio, TX

VOZ: Selections from the UTSA Art Collection, curated by Arturo Almeida. Centro de Artes. San Antonio, TX

Images of Power. curated by Alana Coates & Mark Anthony Martinez. Freight Gallery. San Antonio, TX


Schist. curated by Nicholas Frank. Artpace Studio B. San Antonio, TX

Crossing Borders: An Immigrant Art Project. Living Arts of Tulsa. Tulsa, OK


6th Chicana/o Biennial. MACLA (Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana). San Jose, CA

SATX |MX: Un Viaje Lleno De Cultural. Centro De Artes. San Antonio, TX

How To Play Guitar. 337 Project Space. Grand Rapids, MI


Debt Fair. Art League Houston. Houston, TX

2015 Contemporary Art Month Perennial: Move Me. Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. San Antonio, TX (curator: Amy Mackie, co-Director of PARSE


Arte Latino Now. Queens University of Charlotte. Charlotte, NC


Young Latino Artists 18: Con/Juntos. Curated by Michael Anthony Garcia. Mexic-Arte Museum. Austin, TX

New Texas Talent XX. Craighead Green Gallery. Dallas, TX

The Menil/Fiesta Project. Inman Gallery. Houston, TX

New Art/Art Nuevo: San Antonio 2012. University of Texas at San Antonio Main Art Gallery. San Antonio, TX


The LA Art Show | Modern & Contemporary. Los Angeles, CA

Gambol - Juried Group Member Exhibition. Art League Houston. Houston, TX

2011 Hispanic Heritage Art Exhibition. Houston Community College NE Northline Art Gallery. Houston, TX

Emerging Artist Exhibition. Jack Meier Gallery. Houston, TX


The Big Show. Lawndale Art Center. Houston, TX (curator: Paul Middendorf)

School of Art Annual Student Exhibition. Blaffer Gallery. Houston, TX


Annual Juried Exhibition. Live Oak Art Center. Columbus, TX (curator: Gus Kopriva)


The Big Show. Lawndale Art Center. Houston, TX. (curator: Aram Moshayedi)


Houston Independent School District Art Competition Exhibition

Congressional Art Competition

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