Henry Gonzalez was born into a South Texas family of graphic artists and has studied art at some of the best state universities in Texas. Primarily known for his murals and outdoor art installations, since 1972 he was part of the Armadillo Art Squad at the legendary Armadillo World Headquarters- a group of young artists who created all the posters, handbills and print ads that promoted the performances at the club. After the club closed, Henry spent time as the stage manager for the Austin Opera House and for the AFM free concert series.
He continued to create artwork and worked in a production capacity on the road with touring bands until 2004 when the South Austin Popular Culture Center was founded. Since that time he has been the Facility Manager, overseeing the building, hanging the exhibits and acting as exhibit guide. His year-round project is the Memorial Wall that includes photographs of people who have had an impact on Austin culture and have passed away. The project culminates each October 30th with a Dia De Los Muertos celebration at the Center.