Born in 1983 in Edinburg, Texas, Ruby De La Fuente received a B.F.A from the University of Texas Pan American and an M.F.A. in Visual Arts with a specialization in Painting from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She considers herself a mixed media artist using drawing, painting, and encaustic to create evocative encaustic paintings. She is currently exploring how post traumatic memories disrupts one’s present.