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. He was voted Boston's best visual artist for 2010 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 in Medford, MA and The Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts in Boston as well as on the West coast at SCION Installation in Los Angeles. He is currently working on his first large-scale public commission, a mural sponsored by the Boston Arts Commission to be installed in the neighborhood of East Boston in 2011. 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. Gonzalez has been selected to collaborate with over 125 kids from all over the city of Boston to create a work titled "and their families" to be shown in the Linde Family Wing of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in the spring of 2011. Gonzalez lives in Somerville, MA, with his wife Elaine Bay and their infant son Raúl, IV. He is represented by Carroll and Sons, Boston.