American Beardo (Self-Portrait) Framed
Artist: Raul Rene Gonzalez
2016 Digital photo on metallic gloss paper
22" x 30" Framed
*Exhibited as part of the 2021 Amarillo Museum of Art Biennial 600: Justice - Equality - Race - Identity
Raul Rene Gonzalez is a multidisciplinary artist who incorporates a wide range of mediums and methods in his paintings, drawings, sculptures, murals, installations, live and recorded dance, and other performance-based work. Raul is the Director, Curator, and Resident Artist at Clamp Light Studios & Gallery and is an Airbnb Superhost. Gonzalez earned his M.F.A. in Art from the University of Texas San Antonio and a B.F.A. in Painting from the University of Houston, Magna Cum Laude. Born in 1981, Gonzalez is a Houston native but now lives in San Antonio with his wife and two daughters.
Gonzalez’s work is included in permanent collections across the country including The National Museum of Mexican Art, The National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum, the Mexic-Arte Museum, Benson Latin American Collection, Capital One, and The City of San Antonio. 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, and The San Antonio Current. 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.