Department of Art and Art History News

Alumnus Raul De Lara opens new exhibition in Austin

Tue. June 20, 2017

walnut wood sculpture of a large carved plant and leaf standing on its own
When is a plant no longer invasive? , Raul De Lara, 2017, walnut, lacquer, alcohol and oil-based finish. (Collection of David Matt


Alumnus Raul De Lara opens new exhibition of works at Austin's Big Ass Canvas with Miami-based artist Leonardo Moliero on Friday, June 23, 2017. The opening reception will be held at the downtown 2nd street gallery from 6-9pm. 

Graduating from UT Austin in 2015 with a bachelor of fine arts degree in studio art, De Lara's undergraduate successes in the Art and Art History Department paved the way to his time in Chicago post-graduation. De Lara has spent the past few years working on the production team at Nick Cave's studio, exhibiting his own work and being awarded the Luminarts Fellowships for excellence in visual arts in Chicago. In the Fall of 2017, De Lara will attend Virginia Commonwealth University to pursue his master's of fine arts degree in the VCU Sculpture Program.