Marius Lehene is a Romanian-born visual artist active in the United States and internationally. His recent exhibitions include shows at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Chapman Gallery at Kansas State University, Casa Matei Gallery at the University of Art and Design in Cluj, Romania, Manifest – Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, Pollock Gallery in Dallas, Texas, and the Ice Cube Gallery in Denver, Colorado. Lehene is the winner of the 2010 McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition and of the 2007 edition of Positive/Negative 22 National Juried Exhibition. His collaborative book with poet Matthew Cooperman, Imago for the Fallen World, was published by Jaded Ibis Press - Seattle, in 2013. Lehene holds an MFA degree in Painting and Drawing from Southern Methodist University and a BA in Economics from BabeĊŸ-Bolyai University, Romania. He teaches in the Department of Art and Art History at Colorado State University.