He was born in 1974 in Yenice. Primary and secondary school in Yenice, high school
Gökçeada Atatürk Öğretmen Lisesi(High School) and Yenice Mehmet Bodur Lisesi( High School). He completed his university education in Bursa Uludağ University, Faculty of Education, Painting Department. He worked as an art teacher at secondary schools of the Ministry of National Education. In 2000, he started to work as an instructor at Yenice Vocational School of Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University.
Mehmet Engin Özen continues his works in the fields of painting-graphic-photography and design. Özen is a graduate of Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Institute of Social Sciences and is married with two children.