Profile Paper has been my friend for as long as I can remember. I have vivid memories from when I was about 10 years old, and my uncle Domingo and my grandpa Miguelito used to encourage my attempts at becoming an artist with thrilling surprises. I used to get a prize nearly every time that I came to visit them with a drawing in my hands that I had just done for each of them. That prize was invariably art supplies: metal boxes with tiny watercolor cubes inside, charcoal pencils, brushes, art books, and color pencils, wonderful tools that amazed me and provided my imagination wings to fly. But of all the things that I received, the different kinds of paper were one of my favorite gifts. I was astounded by the texture, the brilliant white color and consistency of the watercolor paper of various weights, the outstanding versatility and resistance of the drawing paper, the beautiful and intricate designs and colors of the marbled paper. Since then, I've been using paper though my entire life on a daily basis. Education2010 MFA Sculpture Academy of Art University1994 Cartoneria Museo de San Carlos1994 Cartoneria Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera 1992 BFA Graphic Design Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana Ruben Guzman has shown his artwork all over the Bay Area and Mexico.