Larry Graeber, a Texas-based artist, considers himself a painter and sculptor. He presently works in San Antonio and Marfa TX studios. 

Raised in Austin the oldest of three children, the son of an architect, and homemaker/ volunteer. Larry was always involved in making things: forts, treehouses and down hill coasters. In school it was the industrial arts and architecture classes that peaked his interest, learning to use tools and to draw ideas. Summers were spent working in his grandad's lumber yard, Graeber Lumber.

Thinking he might follow in his dad's footsteps college studies began with architectural intentions. Challenged by academia and dyslexic complications Larry changed direction to studying printmaking, jewelry, painting and sculpture, even a little filmmaking. By his second year he had already found a studio in downtown San Marcos that he devoted to painting.

Graeber began exhibiting in 1971, curated into Texas Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. His first major one person exhibition was in 1974, Works from a Small Duplex, curated by then director John Leeper and hosted by the McNay Art Museum in their upstairs galleries. After a brief hiatus Larry acquired gallery representation in Houston and Dallas spending subsequent years devoted to these venues and some sizable steel sculpture making. These years also included inclusion in two books; Art at Our Doorstep  2008 compiled by Riley Robinson (Artpace) and Trinity Press. Texas Abstract; modern/contemporary, 2014 Michael Paglia and Jim Edwards, Frisco Books.

In 2011 Larry turned his attention to curating, mounting the exhibit Margins; six artists, catalog with essay for the campus gallery, UTSA. In 2016 he was invited to participate in the first pop-up exhibit at the McNay Art Museum, Meet the Future 2016, curated by Rene Barilleaux. Just prior to the pandemic he and Sterling Allen collaborated in the project room of Blue Star Contemporary, with an exhibit of wall and floor sculpture titled Formal Proof, an accompanying catalog with essay by Anjali Gupta, Fall 2019.

Presently Larry is enlarging his studio in Marfa and resumes working in San Antonio.

Recent events:

2021

Sculpture Month Houston; Altamira, primal urge to create, The Silos, Huston

New Texas Talent XXVIII  Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas

state of sculpture, TSG Exhibition at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts:

sculpture today - Dock Space Gallery, exhibition and auction TSG

open studio - International sculpture day  

Witnesses - Works on Paper, March Spotlight, Platform Gallery (web)

Jan - Feb - "ON THE BAYOU"  TSG Exhibition,  Redbud Gallery, Houston

 

2020       

Dec - Where to Look - Witnesses; blurb book, paintings and paperworks

July - Coming and Going; blurb book, works on paper 1990 – 2000 2020 

first quarter blurb book - Landscapes, Portraits and Assemblies 

Art Folio 2020 curated collection edited by Douglas King, Juror Mary Beaudry 

Creativpaper Vol 2, issue 018, pages 40 - 45

Closing of exhibit Formal Proof; blurb book illustrates exhibit at Blue Star Contemporary Formal Proof,

Sterling Allen and Larry Graeber with essay by Anjali Gupta

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

Blue Star Contemporary: Formal Proof; Sterling Allen and Larry Graeber, Project Room

Glasstire - interview by Gary Sweeney December 9, 2019

State Wide: Texas Sculpture Group exhibit Houston Baptist University 

Studio Debris - Sculpture, blurb book  with the essay by Matthew Mendez

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

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

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

2018      

three blurb books - Eye on You, paintings and drawings, Dec 2018

Sky and Land, painting, May - Aug 2018

Coupling and other paintingsJan - Apr 2018, 

exhibit of paintings; Sky and Land, Greasewood Gallery, Marfa TX

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

International Sculpture Center, mixed media sculpture, Boy, Hamilton Township 

International Sculpture Center's Chapter Member Exhibition at Zona Maco, Mexico City

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

 

2017        

blurb book  - paintings, works on paper, sculpture

assorted work; Overland Partners, paintings, sculpture, paper works, San Antonio, TX, Nov 2017 - Jan 2018

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

One of two presenters, James Surls and myself, at the Richard and Pam Salmon sculpture competition symposium sponsored by Angelo State University and the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, Oct 13

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

Place to Place; exhibition of sculpture, paintings, works 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 

 

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, curated by Rene Barilleaux