Biography

Born in Bartin, Turkey.

Lives and works in Long Island, NY


Education

2002-2003 The Art Students League of New York, NY, USA.

1995 MFA in Sculpture. Marmara University of Fine Arts, (MUGSF) Istanbul, Turkey. Completed first in class.

1988-1992 BFA in Sculpture. (MUGSF) Istanbul, Turkey. Completed first in class.


Solo Exhibitions

2000 "Moments Lived",  Akbank Bahariye Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey.

1995 "Genitality & Insulation", Naval Museum Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey.


Group Exhibitions

2009 "Nature Peace". Geumgang Nature Art Pre-Biennale. Gongju, S.Korea.

2005 "Hoboken Artists Studio Tour" Monroe Center, Hoboken, NJ. USA.

2003 "The Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery" Manhattan, NY, USA.

2000 "20 th Contemporary Istanbul Artists Exhibition". Maya Plastik Sanatlar Merkezi, Istanbul.

1999 "Insomnia Monument",  in Findikli Park, Istanbul,Turkey.

1998 "75th Anniversary of Turkish Republic, A Glimpse of Contemporary Artists at Istanbul", Naval Museum Art Gallery, Istanbul.

1997 "18th Istanbul Exhibition of Contemporary Artists", (Invited artist). Ataturk Cultural Center (AKM), Istanbul.

1997 "International Women's Day", AKM, Istanbul.

1996 "International Women's Day", BM Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul.

1994 "Hope and Responsibility".  On the Kadikoy Passenger Ship, Istanbul.

1994 "54th State Painting and Sculpture Exhibition". Painting and Sculpture Museum, Ankara, Turkey.

1993 "3th Art Tuyap". Istanbul.

1993 "Street Exhibition". Organized by  Erns Hesse, German Sculptor. Kadikoy, Istanbul. It was shown on 3 different TV stations in Germany.

1992 "MUGSF Exhibition" at Cemal Resit Rey Exhibition Hall, Istanbul.

1991 "MUGSF Future's Renowned Artists Exhibition". Bakirkoy Art Gallery, Istanbul.


Prizes

1995 "Martyrs of Secularism and Democracy from National Independence War to Present Monument Park Sculpture" competition.
Sehzadebasi, Istanbul. First Prize.

1993 "Degirmendere 1st Wood Sculptre Symposium", Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. Izmit, Turkey. First Prize.

1993 "14th Istanbul Exhibition of Contemporary Artists ". Painting and Sculpture Museum, Istanbul. First Success Prize.