Ruben's artistic education began at the Armando Reveron University in Caracas, Venezuela. From there he travelled the world creating art from textiles and yarns found in local markets. Upon settling back in the United States, Ruben completed his education at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan, where he also now teaches weaving. Ruben opened his textile studio in Bridgeport, CT, where he creates his fiber sculptures and also holds workshops.
Ruben's dramatic fiber work is created by hand weaving fibers over fibers and applying them onto handmade frames. His technique utilizes embroidery and metallic yarns, metal fibers, silk, linen plus hard materials (such as bottles, bamboo and other objects). Ruben's work has been shown at international exhibitions and he has collaborated with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in educational programs related to weaving and the fiber arts. Ruben has also enjoyed collaborations with Interior Designers, most recently projects with Kelly Wearstler.