Rigoberto Gonzalez “Still-life with Oranges and Pears,” oil on canvas, 9 x 12 inches, 2020.
Rigoberto A. Gonzalez was born in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico, and grew up in San Juan, Texas. He earned a BFA from the University of Texas at Pan American in 1999 and an MFA (cum laude) from The New York Academy of Art in 2004.
Gonzalez has completed artist residencies at the Santa Fe Art Institute Artist Residency Program, Santa Fe, New Mexico (2016); Coronado Studios Series XX Project Artist Residency, Austin, Texas (2013); Roswell Artist Residency Program, Roswell, New Mexico (2008/09); and Rancho del Cielo, University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College (2004). He is a recipient of grants from the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (2009/10).
Gonzalez’s work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC; the Konsthallen Bohuslan Museum, Uddevalla, Sweden; The Museum of Contemporary Art Branch of the National Museum in Wrocław, Poland; and The Guildhall Art Gallery, London, England.
He currently teaches drawing and painting at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV).
Gonzalez cites the Baroque painters of the 17th century, such as Caravaggio and Joseph de Ribera, as major influences.
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