Textile and Surface Designer from the Fashion Institute of Technology & the National Textile Workshop at E.N.S.C.I. Les Ateliers, Paris. Painting specialization at I.U.E.S.A.P.A.R. Caracas, Venezuela.
Ruben Marroquin, American-born with roots in Guatemala and Venezuela, discovered the avenue of textiles during art school in Caracas. Out of necessity a bag of rags replaced paint. While cutting, sewing and stitching Marroquin realized that the materials provided him with something he hadn’t been looking for. A happy coincidence or not, he has since – thanks in part to travelling around Guatemala and becoming acquainted with the textile culture in the land of his father – painted and sculpted with needle, thread and fabric, without per se becoming a ‘fibre artist’