bio

I like to imagine that my curiosity toward 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 began 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:

2018        International Sculpture Center, Hamilton Township, 

               International Sculpture Center's Chapter Member Exhibition at Zona Maco

2018        Silent; Dock Space Gallery, paintings and sculpture, San Antonio TX, Jan. 13 - Feb. 2

2017       2017 - paintings, works on paper, sculpture, Blurb book - http://www.blurb.com/b/8393515-2017

Assorted Work; Overland Partners, paintings, sculpture, paper works, San Antonio TX, Nov. - end of Jan. 2018

Fiction;   exhibition of sculpture and wall reliefs, Angelo State University, San Angelo, Oct.2 - Nov. 3

One of two presenters at the Richard and Pam Salmon Sculpture competition Symposium, sponsored by Angelo State University and the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, October13, 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 Ramos, 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

Above and Below;  six sculptors, Curated by Sculpture Month Houston. sponsored by Rudolph Blume Fine Art /Art Scan Gallery, Houston

Sculpture Month Houston; celebration and survey, Oct. 15 - Nov. 19  at the Decorative Ctr., Houston, 

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;

Besides focusing on particular pieces I have no pervasive agenda guiding my work. After so many years of practice I trust a degree of empathy and understanding have found lodging in me. 

Over the years I’ve explored ideas of scale; micro, macro. Then there was the preoccupation with convergences; arrivals, trends, natural and historic. I continue to be astonished by convergences, but lately a curious idea came to mind about emulation. So I'm mulling over the idea of approximations and thinking about the notion of an approximation of an approximation. Maybe the phenomena of our lives is couched in some context of evolutionary approximation; charting and describing our continuum.

I paint using oil on canvas and make paper works that are usually linear with collage ingredients. I sculpt with what might be referred to as studio debris; parts of things that have made other things. Often I appropriate the debris of industry like boxes, Styrofoam or PVC, items that evoke slightly understood messaging.

Though rewarding as my practice is, it is not cathartic, but an endeavor simply to try to make coherent artifacts, intuitively accessible and subjectively understood. 


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.

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