Ruben Salinas

Ruben Salinas

Ruben Salinas

  • B.A., communications, Universidad Regiomontana, 1980
  • A.A.A., visual communications, The Art Institute of Houston, 1991
  • M.F.A., art, Stephen F. Austin State University, 2003
First year at SCAD:

"Loving what you do makes things exciting already. To see my students' work improve from the beginning to the end of a quarter gives me plenty of satisfaction. Teaching allows me to share my knowledge and experience and at the same time keeps me learning new things and new ways of making art."


"My present project, a book titled 'The Spirit of Gesture.' "

Awards, recognition and honors

Work selected by Foundation for Sacred Arts for national traveling exhibition; solo exhibition: "The Mystic Image," The Jung Center, Houston, Texas

Publications and presentations

Lecture and workshop presentations

  • 2010. California Art Education Association, San Jose, California. Presentation: "The Intuitive Approach in Art."
  • 2009. Florida Art Education Association, Orlando, Florida. Presentation: "Intuition in Art."

Previous Positions

Freelance graphic designer, illustrator and storyboard artist; full-time instructor of applied arts, The Art Institute of Houston

On the Web

Courses Taught

  • DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media
  • DRAW 200 Life Drawing I
  • DRAW 206 Drawing for Storyboarding
  • DRAW 230 Drawing for Design