Artist, Designer, Educator

C.V.

EXHIBITIONS

(* solo shows marked by asteriks)

2016   Uptown Arts Center, Embody Exhibition, Invited Artist, Chicago, IL

            Oesterle Library Gallery, North Central College Community Art Show juried by Deborah Venezia, Executive Director of Naperville Art League, Naperville, IL

            * Harold Washington Chicago Public Library, Hispanic Heritage Month Exhibition, Chicago, IL

            MOMENTUM Worldwide, International Artist Residency, Open Studio at Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

            Jiwar, “Let’s resist”, International Artist Residency Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain

            Schoenherr Gallery, Faculty Group Show, Naperville, IL

2015   Woman Made Gallery, “Document” Exhibition curated by Jessica Cochran, Chicago, IL

            Woman Made Gallery, “Document” Exhibition Artist Talk (by invitation), Chicago, IL

  Meiley Swallow Hall, Screening and Talk “The Rays of The Sun”, ethnographic documentary film in collaboration with Matthew Krystal, North Central College, Naperville, IL

2014   College of DuPage, Screening and Talk of “Where The Stone Tones”, DuPage, IL

            North Central College, Screening and Talk of “Where The Stone Tones”, Naperville, IL

            Human Thread Gallery – Bridgeport Art Center, “Finite Growth”, Chicago, IL

2013   Trestle Gallery – Brooklyn Art Space, Annual Video Festival, New York, NY

           Columbia College Library, Alumni on 5: Start of Something, group show, Chicago, IL

Art Depth “Goddess”, online art exhibition

Chicago Architecture Open House, Essanay Studio, Chicago, IL commissioned by Uptown United

Stigmart, online annual review video art interview and showcase

Fire Gallery, Introvert, Naperville, IL (1st Prize juried by Joanna Pinsky, Artistic Director for Art Encounter)

2012  Design Cloud Gallery, Culture Shock, Chicago, IL

Queens College Art Center, Amulets, Nazars & Evil Eyes: Artists Looking Forward, New York, NY

2011  * Oracle Art, Residuum, Solo Show part of Chicago Artists’ Month, Chicago, IL

The Observatory, Circus Surreal Emerging Arts Festival, Chicago, IL

Center for Book - Paper Gallery & Arcade Gallery, Columbia College, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Chicago, IL

Art Chicago, Interdisciplinary Arts Booth, Chicago, IL

Black Cloud Gallery, Art Bazaar, Chicago, IL

2010  Block 27, Art Loop Open Competition, Chicago, IL

Museum of Contemporary Art with Redmoon Theater, The Astronaut’s Birthday, Chicago, IL

Global Coffee & Cargo / Community Garden, The Culture Garden Festival, Chicago, IL

Cable Access Channel 21 , CAN TV, Version Fest Video Show, appearance of video, Chicago, IL

River East Art Center, Chicago Artists’ Coalition - 12th Annual Chicago Art Open, Chicago, IL

Project Room, Columbia College Chicago, Digital Incarnate Student Response, Chicago, IL

* Joie de Vine, VerveSalon, Music and Visual Arts with a Twist, Chicago, IL

Work Studio, Work Studio Opening Show, Chicago, IL

FIAA Gallery, Flat Iron Arts Association showART Exhibit, Chicago, IL

College Art Association Conference, Hyatt Regency, ARTexchange, Chicago, IL

Columbia College, Beyond Belief, Galley, Chicago, IL

2009 Columbia College, Spirituality x 9: A Group Investigation, Chicago, IL

Columbia College, In Possibility - a transformable art installation on the nature of choice, Chicago, IL

C33 Gallery, At Close Distance, Chicago, IL

Mess Hall, ReFab, Chicago, IL

* Version Festival 9, NFO XPO – Personal Booth, Chicago, IL

2008 Core Project, The Galaxie, Chicago, IL

Square Foot Show, The Galaxie, Chicago, IL

Distant Relations, WarpHaus Gallery, Gainesville, FL

2007 * Connections, Oceanique, Chicago, IL Spring 2007

2006 Exhibition – “Cookout”, Dewart Gallery, New London, CT

• Exhibited series of digital transfer-graphite drawings, with two artists from NYC and Hong Kong

BA Thesis Exhibition, Cummings Art Center, Connecticut College, CT

• Awarded 1stPlace Jane Bill Prize in the exhibition juried by Rhea Nowak and Sharon Butler

Connectivity: 10th Biennial Symposium on Arts and Technology, CAT, New London, CT

• Screening of video/animation installation “Illu:zyon”

2004  Self-portraits Exhibition, Shain Library, Connecticut College

 

AWARDS/GRANTS/RESIDENCIES

2016 MOMENTUM (Berlin, Germany). Takt (Berlin, Germany) (Accepted to residencies)

2016 JIWAR International Artist Residency, Barcelona, Spain

2011, 2014, 2016 North Central College Summer Research Gran

2008 University of Florida Dean’s High Honors

2007 - 2008 University of Florida Graduate Assistantship

2006 1st Place Prize in Senior Art Exhibition

2006 Salvatore Stephen Figliomeni ’82 Memorial Art Award

2002 - 2006 Connecticut College Full Scholarship

2002 - 2006 Connecticut College Dean’s High Honors/Honors (all semesters)

2004 Connecticut College ConnSSHARP Research Grant

 

EDUCATION

2011  COLUMBIA COLLEGE, Chicago, Illinois

Master of Fine Arts: Interdisciplinary Arts and Media

2006 CONNECTICUT COLLEGE, New London, Connecticut (magna cum laude)

Bachelor of Art: Computer Science. Art.

Cumulative GPA: GPA 3.73/4.00

2006 Selected Scholar: Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology

Languages: Native in TurkishFluent in English. Intermediate proficiency in Italian and German

20072008 UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, Gainesville, Florida

Master of Fine Arts: Digital Media Arts

2005 SCUOLA INTERNAZIONALE DI GRAFICA, Venice, Italy (Study abroad)

Areas of Specialization: Video, Drawing, Mixed media, Graphic Design, Printmaking, Performance

 

PUBLICATIONS

2006 Thread, Emerson College Arts Magazine, Boston, MA

 • “Midnight Train, drawing selected and published in the first issue of the magazine themed “Thread”

2005 Ogilvy & Mather Advertising/Design Direct, Istanbul, Turkey

• Corporate identity materials including screen for window, business cards, stationery,

menu, order slip and interior design selected for marketing purposes

2004 Menagerie Art Magazine, Connecticut College, CT

• “The man and the sea”, “Through” drawings selected to be published

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2011- NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE, Naperville, IL

Assistant Professor of Art and Media Studies

Teach a variety of courses through lectures, demonstrations, exercises, projects, critiques and class discussions. Utilize Blackboard software for online management. Classes include: Visual Literacy, Image Processing, Designing Graphics, 2 Dimensional Design, Typography, Digital Photography, Motion Graphics, Portfolio Workshop, Advanced Art and Design Studio

2010-11 COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO, Chicago, IL

Teaching Assistant

•  Helped students to develop skills in field production of videos using HD/DV field gear (Lighting, JVC GY-HM100U cameras, tripods, microphones) and editing on Final Cut Pro. Classes included: Aesthetics and Storytelling, Production and Editing I, II, TV Arts Writin 

 

2008 UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, SCHOOL OF ART + ART HISTORY, Gainesville, FL

Instructor of Record

Digital Imaging: Taught aesthetic, technical, and conceptual practices of image making using digital media (scanners, DSLR cameras and printers). Topics included concepts of digital imaging–digital photography and illustration; color theory; importing, scanning, and editing digital images using Photoshop and Illustrator software on MAC computers. 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2015 Marmara, House of Silk and Print, Houston, TX

Pattern Designer http://marmaralabel.com/

• Conceptualized and finalized a variety of patterns for a clothing brand specializing in wearable art

• Prepared files for printing on silk and oversaw the digitization of another artist's drawings

2008 Bortz Entertainment Group, Chicago, IL

Graphic Designer

• Collaborated with a team to create designs for fliers, posters, business cards, and emails for nightclubs, restaurants and salon spas

2008 The Galaxie, Chicago, IL

Graphic Designer/Web Designer http://www.galaxiechicago.com

• Updated and maintained the venue’s website

• Created promotional and advertorial fliers, posters and business cards for the art venu

2008 University of Florida, School of Art + Art History, Gainesville, FL

Instructor of Record - “Digital Imaging” Foundations Course

• Created and taught demos on Photoshop and Illustrator; assigned/discussed readings and art projects

2007 Biletix - A Ticketmaster Company, Istanbul, Turkey

Web Graphics and Content Coordinator http://www.biletix.com

          • Created, implemented and updated graphic content for the online international event ticket sale company

          •  Designed newsletters, brochures and ticket alert emails for events and regulated the English website

2006 Biyer Art Studio, Istanbul, Turkey

Designer/Junior Art Director

• Developed concepts (i.e. Ottoman culture) and designed illustrations for ltd. edition t-shirts to be sold online

• Created print ads and stationary for Panasonic and translate documents from Turkish to English

2005 Ogilvy&Mather Advertising/Design Direct, Istanbul, Turkey

Intern/Graphic Designer

• Designed the corporate identity of a new café-restaurant in Istanbul.

• Worked with a team to develop ideas, concepts, and visual material for advertisements.

• Created logos, icons designs and package designs to be incorporated in ongoing projects for clients

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS

• MAC and PC • Photoshop • Illustrator • Fireworks • Final Cut Pro • After Effects • Motion • Processing

• Java • Flash • MAYA • Director • Acrobat • Dreamweaver • IMovie • IDVD • Microsoft Office

• Printmaking press • Etching/Intaglio