Ian Charles Lepine (1994) is a poet, novelist, playwright, sculptor, and pianist.
He read English Literature at UNAM in Mexico City and studied classical piano at the Faculty of Music.
In 2017, he received a scholarship to study at University College London in the UK, where he read philosophy and archaeology.
In 2019, he was granted a full-ride scholarship to undertake a master’s degree in European Culture at the University of Strasbourg, the University of Thessaloniki, and the University of Bologna.
In 2022, he received a MAECI scholarship from the Italian government to undertake a second master's degree in Visual Arts, Museology and Curatorship at the University of Bologna and a master's degree in Art History and Archaeology at the École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris.
In 2022 he began drawing and sculpting and has since held a number of exhibitions, such as 'Il Ritorno' at the European Centre of Mexico and 'Word to Form' at Casa del Clavel in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato.
In 2022, his painting ‘Daphné: la douleur de la victoire’ was selected to appear in the exhibition 'L’Homme et la Nature' organised by the University of Strasbourg.
In 2023, his sculpture 'Cassandra' was accepted into the Fondazione Boncompagni Permanent Contemporary Art Collection at the Palazzo Boncompagni in Bologna, Italy.
In 2017, he founded Ars Fvtvra, a publishing house under which most of his works are distributed. His literary production spans over thirty books, featuring theatre, poetry, historical novels, and fantastic tales. He has been published in the US, Mexico, Colombia, the U.K., and France.
In 2017, his first play, ‘The Paths of Formless Love’ was a finalist in the Shakespeare’s New Contemporaries international competition, organised by the American Shakespeare Centre.
In 2019, he won the first prize in the Louise Weiss writing competition organised by the Université de Strasbourg with his text ‘A Tale of Two People’. The following year, he was awarded the third place in the same competition with his tale ‘Hic Sunt Dracones’. His short story ‘Mirabile Dictu' was likewise granted the second prize in 2021.