Thursday, September 29, 2016, 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
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Raúl Gonzalez was born in El Paso, Texas, and grew up going back and forth between El Paso and Ciudad Juárez, México.

In 2009 Gonzalez received an award from the Artadia Foundation for Art and Culture. In 2015 he was the recipient of a fellowship from the Brother Thomas Foundation.

His work has been exhibited widely in the northeast including a solo exhibition at the New Hampshire Museum of Art, Fitchburg Art Museum, and exhibitions at 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 and MOLAA in Los Angeles.

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. His first graphic novel, Lowriders in Space, written by Cathy Camper and published by Chronicle Books, was voted one of the best children's books of 2014 by Kirkus Reviews. His second book with Cathy Camper, Lowriders to the Center of the Earth, was released on July 5, 2016.

Gonzalez lives in Medford, MA, with Elaine Bay and their son Raúl the Fourth. He is represented by Carroll and Sons, Boston, and the Andrea Brown Literary agency.