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



Larry Graeber a Texas-based artist, works in studios in San Antonio and Marfa. Raised in Austin the oldest of three children, the son of an architect, and homemaker. As a youth Larry was always involved in making things; forts, treehouses and down hill coasters. As a teenager, junior high - high schooler he worked summers at his grandad's lumber yard, Graeber Lumber.

In college Larry initially studied architecture, then discovered the art department where things came naturally, studying painting, printmaking, jewelry and 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 director John Leeper hosted by the McNay Art Museum in their upstairs galleries. Represented in both public and private collections, books and magazines, he most enjoys exhibiting in group and one person shows.

Recent events:

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

            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 Graber, 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 drawingsDec 2018

                Sky and Land, painting, May - Aug 2018

                  Coupling and other paintings, Jan - 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,


                 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

Artist’s Statement: principles of elements - painting, sculpture, work on paper;

After many years of practice I trust a degree of empathy and understanding have found lodging in me. I no longer have any pervasive agendas, but a more patient approach to the manner in which I work.

I am intrigued with the idea of approximations, even approximations of other approximations. I see this all the time as we modify the present in a reach for the future, even at times implementing nostalgia as reassurance of our history and identity.              

Convergences and phenomena are a big part of this for me. The simple experience of three or more things occurring or arriving at the same place at the same time has always fascinated me. Besides it merely happening, its potential as a phenomena has the earmarks of history and the necessity found in innovation.

My effort is to engage similarly, to prevail on the elements of my studio, past work and goals of intention. I may merely add to the “debris”, but the engagement has potential, an unfinished drawing, painting or sculpture may get finished, a new idea may occur. All in benefit of my hope  to make 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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