Ruben Marroquin is an artist and textile/surface designer from the Fashion Institute of Technology, he studied at the National Textile Workshop in Paris through a scholarship from F.I.T. He started his career as an artist while studying painting at the Reverón Fine Arts School in Caracas, Venezuela in the late 90’s.
Marroquin works primarily with textiles, enhancing the graphic elements of linear pliable materials through a unique sculptural approach. His process has evolved over 2 decades from traditional hand embroidery to large scale installations in collaboration with renowned interior designers. Marroquin specialized in weaving at F.I.T. and continues to teach weaving workshops in schools, sharing his expertise and involvement with the craft with students and adults.
Marroquin was born in Chicago, ILL. 1979 and grew up between Caracas, Venezuela and the U.S. Of Guatemalan/Venezuelan parents Marroquin lived over three years in Mexico City, where he made regular trips to Guatemala in search of materials. A profound interest in reconnecting with his ancestry motivated his work with textiles, this search continues to be a gravitational force and a catalyst for his art.
Ruben Marroquin Studio is located at 1001 Main St Arcade Mall, 2nd Floor #22 Bridgeport CT
Cell: 917 533 2276