I like to imagine that my curiosity toward painting and sculpture results in coherent artifacts of integrity that are intuitively accessible.


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       Sky and Land;   paintings, Greasewood Gallery, Marfa TX

                  Book. - Sky and Land painting by Larry Graeber may - august 2018

                Book -  january - april 2018, coupling and other paintings

                International Sculpture Center, mixed media sculpture Boy, Hamilton Township 

                International Sculpture Center's Chapter Member Exhibition at Zona Maco

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

2017         2017 - paintings, works on paper, sculpture, Blurb book -

                  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 McVey, Anthem Gallery,              

               hosted by Fl!ght Gallery, Blue Star, San Antonio

                 Place to Place; exhibition of sculpture, painting, 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,


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

              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

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;

After so many years of practice I trust a degree of empathy and understanding have found lodging in me. 

Presently I find myself mulling over the idea of approximations and thinking about the notion of an approximation of an approximation. 

I think we really just verge on who we think we are. Even the things we make seem to be only an estimation of our intentions. It seems to me that this approximation of our intentions is what spurs our innovation. As other forces blend with our intentions we evolve.

I kind of see what I am doing as taking the different things I've made, identifying them as characters, stylistic expressions, among the mediums in which I work; painting, sculpture and paper works. So when I proceed in making something new, it's a little like rummaging around among these characters and selecting one I want to give more dimension to. Combine it with current circumstances and hope it becomes more accomplished, more evolved and maybe more insightful. 

I trust the vicarious experience is appreciated by most of us. To stretch an audience into new territory requires intrigue and reasonable associations. So my endeavor is to craft competent, coherent artifacts; intuitively accessible and subjectively understood.  

contact information                                     210  834 0588                        

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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