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