Ruben Olguin

Fine Arts, Video, Sound, Ceramics, Instruction

A New Mexico based artist working in ceramics, adobe, sound, video, and electronic media. His work draws from his mixed Pueblo and Spanish heritage. He uses traditional/hand processes for sculpture and incorporates electronic elements. “My practice focuses spending as much time in the desert as in the computer lab”. His work has exhibited internationally, showing in Germany, Miami, Santa Fe and Taos. Olguin completed an MFA in studio arts from The University of New Mexico in 2015, and a BA in Cinematic Arts from The University of New Mexico in 2012. His goals are to make and teach new media art along with socially engaged art practices.


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Studio : Albuquerque, New Mexico


Ruben Olguin Arts

Electronic Media, and Earth Sculpture

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Art combines electronic media and earth material. Using personal and political themes, Olguin creates sculptures, installations, and socially charged art work which defies boundaries activating participation from the viewer, and exposes centuries long oppression of indiginous traditions.

Art Instruction

Adjunct Professor and STEM-Arts Workshops

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Currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of New Mexico Department of Fine Arts. STEM-Arts workshops for k-12 focusing on earth sculpture, ceramics, electronic circuits, indigenous gardening hydrologic systems, and earth sciences. Workshops have been held at the Taos Waldorf School, Marfa Public Schools, Explora, Working Classroom, Escuela del Sol, Albuquerque Public Schools, and other pop-up events in the Albuquerque area.