Ethan Leners is a painter, bookmaker, and writer. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he is currently pursuing his Master of Fine Arts degree.

He lives and works in Des Moines, IA.


Artist's Statement

I am invested in the narrative. I am specifically interested in textual and visual speculative fictions; these include hard science fiction translated into poetry, abstracted auto-biographical landscapes, narrative text painting, and others. My practice is primarily positioned between painting and writing. Within the discourse of painting, I am generally concerned with abstraction and more specifically concerned with text painting and artists' books. Within the discourse of writing, I am oriented by lyric poetry, German Romanticism, and speculative fiction. 



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