Filed under: Art World, Boston, Q&A | Tags: A.D. Jacobson, Carroll & Sons, El Paso, Juarez, Mexico, MFA Boston, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Raul Gonzalez, Texas
Raul Gonzalez, Alarums!!, 2010 | Ink and acrylic, 41.75 x 41.75 inches. Courtesy the artist and Carroll & Sons Gallery, Boston.
Somerville, Massachusetts-based artist Raul Gonzalez has just installed And Their Families, part of the 2011 Community Arts Initiative at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He is a 2009 Artadia award winner, has recently had solo exhibitions at the New England Gallery for Latin American Art (NEGLAA) and Carroll and Sons Gallery, Boston, and is a founding member of The Miracle Five artist collective. Gonzalez is currently preparing for exhibitions at the Boston Center for the Arts and the San Francisco Art Institute.
I spoke with Gonzalez on a rainy day in the South End about living in Boston, family, fatherhood, comics, and the violent situation in the border town of Juarez, near the artist’s native home of El Paso, Texas. Our conversation, and images of Raul’s work, after the jump. —A.D. Jacobson, Boston contributor