Born in Turkey, works and lives in Palm Beach County, Florida, USA and Istanbul, Turkey


EDUCATION

2005    Masters of Fine Arts in Painting, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton FL USA

1996    Bachelor of Fine Arts in Rug-Kilim design in Turkish Traditional Arts, Marmara University of Fine Arts Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey

            Undergraduate Studies in Manuscript Illumination design, Istanbul, Turkey


AWARDS AND ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

2010    Recipient of the 2010 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artist for Palm Beach County.

2010    1st Place, “Contempo” Lighthouse Art Center, Jupiter

2009    Award of Merit, Armory Art Center Faculty Exhibition, WPB, FL

2006    Hector Ubertalli Award, Palm Beach County, FL

2005    Armory Art Center, Artist-in-Residence, WPB, FL


CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2016    Woman: Untitled; International women month group exhibition, co-curated at Palm Beach Cultural Council 

2012    Outside The Box; Landscape Installation exhibition at Whitespace, Whitespace, Mordes Collection, WPB, FL

2011    MidSummer Pop Up; 18 contemporary artists exhibited in an alternative gallery space at PGA, FL

2009    Open Air; 22 emerging artists exhibited mixed media installations in Lake Worth, FL

2008    CeyizMakal; Turkish Photography Exhibition, Present Global Art Gallery WPB, FL

2007    Undertow; A Survey of South Florida Contemporary Art; 29 Artist Exhibited at the Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts in

            Istanbul, Turkey.


SELECTED SOLO AND TWO PEOPLE EXHIBITIONS

2016    The Ugly Birds; Palm Beach Cultural Council 

2010     A Terrible Beauty; Sibel Kocabasi & Alette Simmons, Artformz,  Miami, FL

            Twice Upon A Time; PBCC Eissey Campus Gallery, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

2007    Governor’s Club; West Palm Beach, FL

2006    Florida Atlantic University Jupiter Campus, Library Gallery, Jupiter, FL

            1001 Night Tales; Greenfield Gallery, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL

2004    Recent Paintings; Schmidt Galleries, Public Space at FAU, Boca Raton, FL

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017    "Opposing Futures" Fat Village Projects, Forth Lauderdale, Florida

            "Under the clothes is skin, Under the skin is sound. And her," Bailey Contemporary Arts, Pompano, FL 

2016    FATVillage, The Projects, Wrestling the Snake: Political Art Wrestling the Snake: Fort Lauderdale, FL 

            Art Palm Beach; Contemporary Art Fair, represented by JF Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL 

2015    7th All Media-Juried Biennial; Art and Culture Center, Hollywood, FL
            Artistically Speaking; at the Cornell Museum, Delray FL
            Artists of Art Salon; A Collective Dialogue; Armory Art Center,  West Palm Beach FL
            Art Palm Beach; Contemporary Art Fair, represented by JF Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL 

2013    Margot Stein Gallery; Lake Worth, FL    

            The Invisible Horde; Unit 1, Curated by Jacques De Beaufort, Lake Worth, FL

2012    Cultural Council Palm Beach County, Lake Worth, FL

            This and That; Unconventional Selections from the permanent collection, Miami, FL  

2011     South Florida Cultural Consortium Exhibition; The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL

            Add Juncture & Nannette Cherry; 1310 Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL 

2010    New Art, Juried by, Fredric Snitzer,Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL

           Contempo, Juried by Nelson Hallonquist of the Gavlak Gallery in Palm Beach, Lighthouse Art Center, 

            SST, Mary Woerner Fine Art, West Palm Beach, FL 

2009    Visual Conceits: Fantasy or Reality, Juried By Bernice Steinbaum, Armory Art Center, WPB, FL

            Money Makes Art, Artformz,  Miami, FL

            Hotter Than A Match Head, Artformz, Summer Show, Miami, FL

            Welcome, Artformz, Miami, FL

            EroticaXdeux, Gallery 1608, West Palm Beach, FL

            New Works, PBCC Faculty Exhibition, Eissey Campus, PGA, FL

            Dilettantes, Dandies and Divas, Portrait Exhibition, Sarah Gavlak Gallery West Palm Beach, FL

2008    Artists with Attitude, Armory Art Center West Palm Beach, FL

           Palm Beach Currents, Survey of Contemporary Art in Palm Beach County

          ‘Temporary  Contemporary Museum ‘,

           Second Palm Beach Biennale, Sarah Gavlak West Palm Beach, FL

2007    Undertow, 29 South Florida Artists Exhibition, Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, Istanbul, Turkey 

2006    Mix Works, Lake Park, FL

            10th International Cairo Biennale, Cairo, Egypt

            Tastes&Tongues, Food Cultural Museum, Miami, FL

             First Palm Beach Biennale, Sarah Gavlak, West Palm Beach, FL

             From Private Walls, Light House Art Center, Jupiter, FL

             Miami Draws You, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan  

2005    Process/Progression, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL

             MFA Graduate Exhibition, Istanbul-Westanbul, Schmidt Gallery Florida Atlantic University, BR, FL

2004    Trucks for Truth, Miami Art Basel, Miami, FL

2003    Abstract Expressionism3, Jeannette Hare Art Gallery, Northwood University, FL

            Downsize, A Brief Exhibition of Diminutive Art Work, curated by Kara Tome, Lake Worth, FL
            Art Ensemble; Graduate Painting Studios, FAU  Boca Raton, FL
              Love, Lost, 
Excess, and Indulgence; FAU, FL

2002    City Link Best of Gallery Show, Art Serve Gallery, Forth Lauderdale, FL


LECTURES/PANELS

2016    Conversation Piece; Art and Activism; "Can We Fix"  Bailey Contemporary Arts, Pompano, Florida 

2012    Artist Presentation, Jupiter Lighthouse Art Center, Jupiter, Florida

2012    Women and Culture Art Salon, with Elle Schorr, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida

2006    Artist Presentation, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2016-Present    Adjunct Professor of Visual Arts, The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, Jupiter, Florida

2014-Present    Art Consultant, Independent Contractor.  
2013-2014         Gallery Assistant, Margot Stein Gallery, Lake Worth, Florida
2010-2017         Gallery Assistant, JF Gallery West Palm Beach, Florida
2010-2014         Instructor, Lighthouse Art Center, Jupiter, Florida

2007-Present    Adjunct Professor of Visual Arts, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

2006-2007         Instructor, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida

2006-2016         Instructor, VSA Art of Florida, Plam Beach County, (for children and adults with disabilities)