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Bio. Two years of college, otherwise self taught. Raised in Austin the oldest of three, mother was a volunteer, my dad an architect. 

Built forts, tree houses, and coasters as a boy. In school, junior high/high school studied the industrial arts / architecture, summers spent at my granddad's lumberyard building screens and doors among other projects, one year I built a soapbox derby. 

 

College was hampered by my dyslexia, nonetheless was able to study printmaking, jewelry, painting, sculpture, and filmmaking. Second year of college at Southwest Texas State, San Marcos, TX found my first studio. 

After college moved to San Antonio and studied sculpture with Phil Evett at Trinity University then acquired four large limestone blocks that I worked on for four years while waiting on tables. 

 

First important exhibit invitation was being curated into - Texas Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, 1971.  In 1974, John Leeper, Director of the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio invited me to exhibit works I had been making in my duplex, in an upstairs gallery at the McNay, show titled Works from a Small Duplex.

 

Subsequent years included various galleries / shows, a focus on large scale public sculpture and a time devoted to painting. In 1986 in conjunction with the founding of the Blue Star Art Complex, an inaugural show Contemporary Art for San Antonio, was presented in protest of the marginalization of contemporary art in the city; 26 artist, myself included.

 

Representation in Dallas, Craighead Green Gallery and Houston, Gremillion Gallery sustained my livelihood until the passing of my folks in 2010. Around this time, I was also included in a couple of books; Art at Our Doorstep 2008, compiled by Riley Robinson (Artpace) Trinity Press and Texas Abstract; modern/contemporary, 2014 Michael Paglia and Jim Edwards, Frisco Books.

 

Family; wife and daughter dominated this time of my life and the subsequent years until the pandemic. Shows in various places and founding a studio in Marfa before a show at the Contemporary, fall of 2019, Blue Star Arts Complex, Formal Proof with Sterling Allen, catalogue  essay by Anjali Gupta closed an era. 

 

Following the pandemic, I've had the good fortune of presenting and exhibit, Water’s Edge at the Rockport Center for the Arts Rockport, TX.  April/May 2024.

 

Studios in San Antonio and Marfa TX

statement  of propose to raise questions while entertaining the eye.  

 

Recent events:

2024

Due South, San Benito Cultural Heritage Museum, group sculpture, May 23 - July 26

Water's Edge, Rockport Center for the Arts, painting, sculpture April  9 - May 26

Material Evolution, selected work from TSG, Gallery 2000, Austin community college, Highland campus, January 6 - March 7, Lana Meador curator

ART EINDHOVEN, Netherlands art fair, solo video presentation, February 3–4

2023

Reflected Light, Flight Gallery BSAC - paintings, sculpture, works on paper

Foil -  foil leaf paintings, sculpture - Magical Realism Studio

TSG group show - Irving Arts Center 

Novel Ideas Art Book Fair, Contemporary at Blue Star, May 5

International Sculpture Day, open studio April 29

Blue Star Arts Complex Pop-up blurb book

Pop-up exhibit at the Blue Star Arts Complex: paintings, sculpture and two works on paper, February.  This exhibit illustrates examples of paintings, sculpture and recent foam board pieces, work that began in early spring 2022.

2022 

Summer '22blurb book: paintings, sculpture and some foil leaf application

Red Dot,  Contemporary at Blu Star October

texas sculpture sltx, 52 texas sculptors - art museum TX sugar land, aug 19 - oct 16 

Collect Art publication, included in Spring issue

International Sculpture Day - open studio, April 30

 

2021

Altamira, Sculpture Month Houston; 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 

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

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

2018      

Eye on You; blurb book - paintings and drawings, Dec 2018

Sky and Land; blurb book - painting, May - Aug 2018

Coupling and other paintings; blurb book Jan - Apr 2018, 

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

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

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

International Sculpture Center, Zona Maco, Mexico City; Chapter Member Exhibition

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

 

2017        

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

Fiction;  exhibition of sculpture and wall reliefs, Angelo State University, San Angelo, TXone of two presenters: James Surls and myself 

Richard and Pam Salmon sculpture competition symposium at 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 

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

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