Born at White Rock Hospital in 1974, Reuben Kambeitz spent most of his early years living in Crescent Beach, British Columbia. His father, a Community Advisor for the Federal Department of Fisheries and an accomplished native artist, and his mother an employee of the White Rock Summer Theater would raise him on the same acre that his mother grew up on. Vacations and weekends consisted of camping, hiking, and fly fishing, while at home creativity was never in short supply. In his teenage years, Reuben spent a great deal of time in the mountains snowboarding, and competed, eventually winning the National Half Pipe Championship at Lake Louise in 1995. He then competed on the World Cup Tour. During the off season he decided to enroll into Kwantlen College and soon realized that painting was the best way to express himself. Eventually leaving the snowboarding industry, Reuben moved to the Gulf Islands where he painted and worked on a fishing boat.
After dedicating this time to his art, he became hungry to expand his artistic vocabulary and moved to Montreal to study Fine Arts at Concordia University where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. Reuben has since moved back to B.C. and continues to paint out of his Crescent Beach studio. His surreal, dream-like paintings reference his varied life experience while exploring elements of geometric pattern, scientific diagrams and figuration that are all integrated with the goal of creating a unique visual language.