Trejo was born in St. Paul, Minnesota of parents who emigrated from Michoacán, Mexico. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with his Associate Degree, his Bachelor’s degree and his Master of Fine Arts. He has participated in several traveling group exhibitions in the United States and Mexico including: 2000 Arte Latino, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C. 1999- 92 Dos Caras/Two Faces: The Works of Ruben Trejo 1995-1993 Art of the Other Mexico: Sources & meaning – Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum 1993-90 CARA: Chicano Art Resistance and Affirmation – Wight Art Gallery 1989-88 Mira – Canadian Club Hispanic Art Tour III Publications: His work has been reviewed in a variety of periodicals and books. The most recent publications include: Arte y minorias en los Estados Unidos: el ejemplo chicano, Santana, Jose Luis de la Nuez, Cordoba, Spain, 2001 and Contemporary Chicana and Chicano Art, Artists, Works, Culture and Education, Volumes I and II. Bilingual Press, Tempe, AZ. He is currently tenured Professor of Art at Eastern Washington University.