Raúl the Third
Raúl Gonzalez was born in El Paso, Texas and grew up going back and forth between El Paso and Ciudad Juárez, México. His graphic novel, Lowriders in Space, has been nominated for a Texas BlueBonnet award for 2016-2017, and Lowriders to the Center of the Earth won a Pura Belpré Illustrator Award in 2017. Raul is the recipient of the Brother Thomas Fellowshio, a Canson Wet Paint grant, and an award from the Artadia Foundation for Art and Culture. He’s been voted Boston’s Best Visual Artist 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, The Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts, the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, San Francisco Art Institute, and Self-Help Graphics in Los Angeles. Gonzalez is committed to introducing youth to the visual arts and has taught at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Gonzalez lives in Medford, MA, with Elaine Bay and their son Raúl the Fourth.