Ozlem H. Mutaf Buyukarman has her undergraduate degree from Marmara University, Faculty Of Fine Arts Graphic Arts Department (2001), and her graduate degree from San Francisco State University, College of Creative Arts Design and Industry Department (2003). She graduated with Outstanding Graduate Award from SFSU. After she returned back to Istanbul she worked as an Art Director in several advertising agencies. She also worked as freelance project based designer. She had her PHD from Marmara University Graphic Arts in 2011. She has been teaching Graphic Design Project classes at Yeditepe University Faculty of Fine Arts Graphic Design Department since 2011 as an Assistant Professor.
Statement: I have my inspiration from personal things, used and worn, the ordinariness, the feelings, the incidents they witnessed, our inner world and our conflicting passions with the outer world, the violence we faced to both physical and psychological, our emotional commitments, our roles and the drama of modern life with its consuming, exhausting, unstable condition.
My art works exactly present this condition; these momentary feelings and instantaneous involvements. I present the aesthetics of these things while documenting them, presenting an opportunity for a moment of confrontation. I stay away from any decoration or storytelling instead I let things be as their momentary condition and I present their experiences about their being.
LICC, London International Creative Competition 2014, Shortlisted
IAF, International Art Festival New York 2014, 17-31 January 2015 at MoRA, NJ, USA – Jury’s Choice Award Winner
72. Ministry of Culture, Painting & Sculpture Competition, Turkey, December 2014 – Finalist
4th Annual Open International Art Competition and Exhibition, Light, Space & Time Gallery, USA, November 2014 - Special Merit Award
IAF, International Art Festival 2014, Highline Loft Gallery, New York, USA, 8 - 11 October 2014 - Finalist
Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, Chelsea , New York, USA, 3 October – 4 November 2014
Art Kudos, 10th International Juried Art Competition & Exhibition, USA, 25 August 2014 – 25 August 2015 - Finalist
All Women Art Competition, Painting & Other Category, Light Space & Time Gallery, USA, April 2014 - Honorable Mention
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