Biography: Professor Lehene teaches all levels of drawing courses, the Studio Art Graduate Seminar ART696I, and works with graduate students in the Drawing Area as well in other areas of the Department of Art and Art History at Colorado State University. Romanian-born, he is active as an artist in the United States and internationally. Lehene's recent exhibitions include shows at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 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 at Southern Methodist University 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 National Juried Exhibition, and he received an award from the 7th Dave Bown Projects Competition. 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 Babeş-Bolyai University, Romania.
Office: J104A Visual Arts
M.F.A. (Southern Methodist University), B.A. (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania)