bio

I like to imagine that my curiosity towards painting and sculpture results in coherent artifacts of integrity that are intuitively accessible.

BIO

Larry Graeber lives in San Antonio Texas. He has studied painting, sculpture, printmaking, jewelry and film making. Today his focus is on painting, sculpture and works on paper. 

Exhibiting begin in 1971 with participation in the Texas Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. First major one person exhibition was in 1974, Works From a Small Duplex at the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio Texas. In 2014 Graeber was included in the book Texas Abstract, Modern/ Contemporary, a history and survey of the abstract movement in Texas. 

Besides Greaber's studio in San Antonio, he has begun working in Marfa where he has a  small studio.

Recent events:

2017

Intersections: Rachael Wren, David Alcantar, Larry Graeber - Curated by Benjamin McVay, Anthem Gallery,  hosted by Fl!ght Gallery, Blue Star, San Antonio

Place to Place; exhibition of sculpture, painting, work on paper;  catalog, essay by Chad Dawkins, de stijl\Podium for Art, Austin, TX  

 The Austin Chronicle - Arts & Culture. Larry Graeber: Place to Place by Sam Anderson Romo’s, http://www.austinchronicle.com/arts/2017-04-07/larry-graeber-place-to-place/

Red Dot, curated by Jacqueline McGilvray, catalog, Blue Star Contemporary, San Antonio 

Survey: Texas sculpture group; curated by Chad Dawkins, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas 


2016 

Passing Glance;  James Joffe & Larry Graeber, Gallery 20/20,  San Antonio

Sculpture Month Houston; celebration and survey, Oct. 15 - Nov. 19

Rivard Report - Urban. Independent. All About San Antonio.  Larry Graeber: Making Art as a Way of Life by David S Rubin,  http://therivardreport.com/larry-graeber-making-art-as-a-way-of-life/

Meet the Future 2016 pop-up exhibition, six artists, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio


2015 Texas Abstract, Modern/Contemporary, a history and survey of the abstract movement in Texas (included in this book.)


Artist’s Statement: principles of elements - painting, sculpture, work on paper;

It always amazes me how quickly such banal and inert materials can respond to activation.

Whether a work takes off quickly or slowly, I see my task as coaxing and responding like a supervisor trying to comply with the characteristics of my medium and the inherent structures of the work’s subject. All this is done in an attempt to guide the piece into some essential causality that can disclose a circumstantial theme. 

My work has been guided by a number of interests. The most pervasive being the characteristic of convergences. Recently though, I've become fascinated with a term I call approximation of approximations, which seems to me to be some aspect of fulfillment.


contact information                                     210  834 0588                                  LarryGraeber@icloud.com


Texas painter and sculptor located in San Antonio, Texas

Please find here illustrated current paintings, sculpture, a page of assorted paper works and a miscellaneous page of past work that are also available.

© Larry Graeber  2013 all rights reserved