Maruno is Japanese artist and architect based in New York. He has exhibited his works in Japan and the United States. As an architect, he worked for world-famous firms including Riki Watanabe, Shiro Kuramata, Shigeru Uchida, Aldo Rossi, and Akira Watanabe in Tokyo. As an artist, he studied under Beth Lipman at Urban Glass in Brooklyn as well as George Nama, Kathy Caraccio and Vincent Baldassano at the National Academy. He is a member of the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. Maruno has received numerous awards including the Col. Michael Jacobs Prize and the Ralph Wailer Exhibition Award.