Two years of college:  

Early in my career I intermittently audited classes in sculpture, painting, film, jewelry and printmaking but am otherwise self-taught.

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. In 2014 I was included in the book Texas Abstract, Modern/ Contemporary, a history and survey of the abstract movement in Texas. Curator and Historical Essay: Michael Paglia, Artist Profiles: Jim Edwards, Publisher: Fresco Books

Solo Exhibitions:  

 2019    pop up Gallery 90 - 13 artists, three openings, nov 29 - dec 28

             formal proof - exhibit at BSC: blurb book with essay by Anjali Gupta

             Glasstire - Larry Graeber, intervie by Gary Sweeney, December 9, 2019

             Blue Star Contemporary: Formal ProofSterling Allen and Larry Graeber, Project Room

             State Wide: Texas Sculpture Group exhibit Houston Baptist University  

             Larry Graeber, Works on Paper, March Spotlight, Platform Gallery, Seattle WA

              1340 Art Magazine 2019//01 - page 45; Creatures  oil on canvas  2018

               open studio, International Sculpture Day, April 27

2018       Sky and Land; Greasewood Gallery, paintings, Marfa, TX

               Silent; Dock Space Gallery, paintings and sculpture, San Antonio TX

2017       Assorted Work; Overland Partners, paintings, sculpture, paper works, San Antonio TX   

                Fiction; Sculpture and Wall Reliefs, Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX

                Place to Place; exhibition of sculpture, painting, work on paper, catalog - essay Chad Dawkins, 

                de stijl\Podium for Art, Austin, TX                                                                                                                       

2016        Principals of Elements,  paintings, sculpture, works on paper, Mercury Project, San Antonio TX

2015        Here There,  paintings and sculpture, Hunt Gallery, San Antonio Texas

2014        Traces, painting, sculpture and foam board, Houston Baptist University

2013        Paintings and Sculpture, Fact and Fiction,     St. Mary’s University, San Antonio TX

2011        Paintings by Larry Graeber,   Hunt Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2011.       Two Worlds:  A Look Back,   a comparative show of figuration and abstraction, The Millworks

                Studios, San Antonio, TX

2010        Don’t  Ask Why,   installation, photographs and sculptural objects, cactus bra Space, San Antonio TX

2009        Passages,  wall reliefs, paintings and sculpture, G2 Art Sight, San Antonio, TX

2009        Fragments, paintings and sculpture, George Schroeder Gallery, San Antonio, 

2008        Land’s End,  paintings and sculpture, Joan Grona Gallery, San Antonio

2008        Silver Lining, sculpture and paintings, Blue Star Contemporary Art for San Antonio 

2007        Artist Looking at Art, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio

2006        Negotiations, paintings and sculpture, Joan Grona Gallery

2006        Reliefs, painted wood reliefs, Joan Grona Gallery 

2005        Inclinations, paintings, sculpture, paper works, Hand Artes Gallery, Truchas, NM 

2003        Flak, paintings, Gremillion Fine Art, Houston 

1974        Works from a Small Duplex, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio

Group Exhibitions:        

2019      State WideTexas Sculpture Group exhibit, twenty four artist Houston Baptist University

               When They Appear; Marilyn Jolly & Larry Graeber, grayDUCK Gallery, Austin, catalog

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

2018       seven artist: Concrete Gallery (April), San Antonio Texas

               Fifth Annual ArtSpace 111 Regional Juried Exhibition: Juried by Christina Rees

               International Sculpture Center, Hamilton Township, 

               International Sculpture Center's Chapter Member Exhibition at Zona Maco

2017       Intersections: Rachael Wren, David Alcantar, Larry Graeber - Curated by Benjamin McVay, Anthem                                 Gallery,  hosted by Flight Gallery, Blue Star, San Antonio

                   International Sculpture Center, Hamilton Township, International Sculpture Center's Chapter exhibition 

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

2016      Space Gallery;  six sculptors,  Rudolph Blume Fine Art Artscan Gallery, Houston 

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

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

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

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

             Geometry in the Life of Artist, curated by Matthew Eric Mendez, catalog, Drury University                        Springfield, Missouri

2015     McNeese National - works on paper,  Crew, jurors mention, catalog, Lake Charles, Louisiana 

             Texas Abstract, two gallery exhibit, my work presented at Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston

2014     Texas Abstract, exhibition and book signing, Wade Wilson Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico 

             Entangled, sculpture show curated by Volker Eisele,Rudolph Blume Fine Art, Houston

             New Arte Nuevo, UTSA,  juror Catherine Lee, San Antonio

             TSG All Members' Group Show, Dougherty Arts Center,  Austin       

2013     in - Depth TSG member exhibition, Art Car Museum, Texas Biennial, Houston

            Artists of SOMOMA from the SAMA Collection,  San Antonio Museum of Art, Feb. - May

            Tilt, seven perspectives on nonobjective painting, curated by James Raska, Highwire gallery, San Antonio


Peoples Gallery, Austin City Hall, 4 pieces of sculpture in year long exhibition, Austin

Convergences, Jessica Ramirez and Larry Graeber, curated by Richard Tietz, Unit B Gallery, San  Antonio,            


Margins, six artists, catalog and essay, UTSA campus Gallery, San Antonio

Booking It To Brooklyn, curated by Darin White, hand made books, paper works, Gallery 210, Brooklyn, NY


Anthropoi, how artist view people, Downtown Lawrence Arts District, Lawrence Kansas

Family, Planned Parenthood Trust, Southwest school of Art and craft, SA, TX


Reorganized Contemporary Galleries, painting, SAMA for Contemporary Art Month, San Antonio 


Olana Group, paintings, paper works, Victoria Price Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM


14 Sculptors, Gremillion Fine Art, Houston TX


Michael Granger Collection of Contemporary Art, paintings,Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler TX


Texas National 2001, Donald Sultan/juror, cash award, The Arts Center, Nacogdoches TX


Contemporary Art for San Antonio,  first Blue Star show, San Antonio


Texas Painting and Sculpture Exhibition,  Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas

Abbreviated Collections:

McNay Art Museum, San Antonio                             Dallas Museum of Fine Arts

San Antonio Museum of Fine Arts                             Robert and Lara Wilson, Dallas

Edward Albee, New York, NY                                     Chris & Georgia Erck, San Antonio

John Robertshaw, New York, NY                              Yun Guyn Shin,   Seoul, Korea

Anders F. Blom, Stockholm Sweden                          Analysis Group - Washington, D.C.                 

The Tyler Museum of Art, Michael                            Guillermo Nicolas, San Antonio

Grainger Collection - Tyler, TX                                   Yukiko Lunday, Houston, TX

Terry & Janet Kafka, Dallas                                       Elisa & Chris Carroll, San Antonio

University of Texas, San Antonio                               Christina Kim, Los Angeles CA

Takumi Yagi, Japan                                                    Sarah and Philip Benson, San Antonio                    

David Duplantis,  New York NY                                 Judy Sullivan / Don Phillips, Dallas

Kim Ramsey, San Antonio, TX                                   San Antonio Water System, SA, TX

Rick Liberto, San Antonio, TX                                    Nustar Energy, San Antonio

Anne Hoge Milliken, Los Altos, CA                            David Zachary, San Antonio

John Bisaha, Philadelphia PA                                   James Nelson, San Antonio

painter and sculptor

With architectural ambitions in college, the notion of conceiving something in two dimensions and then building it is apparently the root of my admiration and ambition for painting and sculpture.  The distinction being that with painting and sculpture I found a more immediate self driven aspiration, that relies on my goals alone.

I used to think rules and deliberate inquiry best fueled my work, but now I rely on experience and my psyche to influence what I do.  As I allude to in my artist statement there are two conditions  I see my work describing and revolving around. The principles of: convergences, phenomena of shared encounters, nature and history, and approximations, aspects of emulation, similarity and evolving states.  In observing this pair of conditions play out day to day, I find myself amused, intrigued, even sometimes bewildered and frustrated. 

As a painter I am pretty straight forward, using oil on canvas, brushes, sticks and trowels to paint. When I work on paper it usually entails collage elements along with grease pencils, pastels and oil sticks. Making sculptures though, can intail a variety of ingredients, things like cardboard, twine, tape, various paints and sometimes other miscellaneous materials, what I referred to as debris sculpture.

So I see my practice as a form of curiosity, coaxing and activating my resources, attempting to harness their inherent properties into structures of essential causality with circumstantial themes. The effort is to make resolute and coherent artifacts, something that can be intuitively accessible.

 © Larry Graeber  2013 all rights reserved