Bio

Born in Istanbul, Turkey
Lives & works in Philadelphia, PA

 

ozturkmu@pobox.pafa.edu

Education
 

2006-2010

IMKB Vocational High School, Graphic Design/Photography, Istanbul, TR

 

2010 - 2015 

FMV. Isik University, Visual Design/Arts, Undergraduate, Istanbul, TR

2015-2016

Marmara University, Pedagogical Education, Post-Undergraduate, Istanbul, TR

2016-2018

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), MFA, Philadelphia, PA

 

Grants & Honors & Awards

2018

       The Judith McGregor Caldwell Purchase Prize, PAFA Museum, Phila, PA

       

       KOMASK Masters Printmaking Show, "Lange Zeal" of the Royal Academy of the Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium

 

       Nominated by the PAFA Dean, Clint  

2017

        PAFA Graduate Financial Aid Scholarship, Philadelphia, PA

        IHP Emergency Financial Aid Scholarship, Philadelphia, PA

        Nominated by the IHB Community, IHP Residential Leadership Award, PA

2016

         PAFA MFA Tuition Former Trustees Association Tuition Scholarship, Philadelphia, PA 

        PAFA MFA Tuition International Tuition Scholarship, Philadelphia, PA 

        PAFA MFA  Graduate Tuition Grant, Philadelphia, PA

        PAFA MFA  Merit Tuition Scholarship, Philadelphia, PA

       

        Second ranked in Turkish Triathlon Age Group Championship League, TR  

2015

        Salutatorian degree in the Undergraduate program, FMV Isik University, Istanbul, TR

2013 Roma Art Program, Student painting competition prize, Italy, Rome

2010 Trustee Full Tuition Scholarship, FMV Isik University, Istanbul, TR

Art Residencies, Programs, Festivals

2014 Roma Art Program, Summer Painting Art Program, Rome, Italy

 

2013 Roma Art Program, Summer Painting Art Program, Rome, Italy

2012 One World England, Green Art Festival, Reading, England

2008 IFSAK, Istanbul Photography and Cinema Amateur Organization, Photography

Group Exhibitions
 
2018

 Craine Arts Hall Gallery/Inliquid Art+Design, Philadelphia, PA

KOMASK Masters Printmaking Show, “Lange Zaal” of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium

 

Open Call Show, FMC Building, Philadelphia, PA

 

Material World, Works on Paper Gallery, PAFA Historic Landmark Building, Museum, Philadelphia, PA

 

Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

2017
            Agriculture, FMC Building, Philadelphia, PA
            PAFA North-West Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
            Printmaking Juried Show, PAFA, Philadelphia, PA
            Da Vinci Art Alliance and Gallery IHP, Philadelphia, PA
            The Beauty of the Contradiction, PAFA,  Philadelphia, PA
2016
            Nostalgic Memory, PAFA, Philadelphia, PA
            Rumors Of War, PAFA, Philadelphia, PA
            PAFA North-West Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
            First Look, PAFA , Philadelphia, PA
            Intersection, Raar Art Gallery, Istanbul, TR
2015
           Post Hoc Palmarina, Bodrum, TR
           Graduate Exhibition, FMV Isik Gallery Nisantasi, Istanbul, TR
           Graduate Exhibition FMV Isik Gallery Maslak, Istanbul TR

2010   IMKB Vocational High School Graduation Graphic Design and Photography Final Show, Istanbul, TR

2008  Photograph just like a picture, IFSAK, Istanbul Photography and Cinema Amateur Org. Istanbul, TR

Fine Arts Related Work Experiences
  • 1/2018-Present 

PAFA, Graduate Teaching Assistantship of Antony Rosati, The Chair of the Printmaking Department for the Advance and Basic Screen-Printing class

  • 9/2017-1/2018

PAFA, Graduate Teaching Assistantship of the painting faculty Scott Noel and Al Gury 

  • 6/2017-9/2017

PAFA, Summer full time Internship at  Archive Department 

  • 1/2017-6/2017

PAFA, Graduate Assistantship of Chair of Liberal Arts Dr. Kevin Richards,

 

  • 9//2016-2/2017

PAFA, Curatorship for the Exhibition in Gallery 128, The Beauty of the Contradiction (with Jung Hoon Park, Ha Ninh Pham, and Bing Lin Lee)

  • 6/2013-8/2013

Roma Art Program, Assistantship for Carole Robb, as guiding the students to the locations and being information guider. Rome, Italy

  • 7/2017-Present

PAFA, paid/part time Internship in Product Photography and Digitizing Project

  • 12/2016-Present

PAFA, paid/part time Ambassador Delegate 

  • 7/2017-10/2017

IHP, Summer Sales Marketing paid/part time Internship

  • 9/2015-5/2016

Istanbul, full time Teaching for the Technology and Design Course for Osman Gazi State Middle School.

  • 6/2009-5/2010

Tuzla Town Hall, Istanbul, Graphic Design and Photographing paid/part time Internship​

Professional Experience and Review

 

2017   The Beauty of the Contradiction Panel, PAFA, Philadelphia

 

2018  The Thesis Symposium Final Presentation (Post-ORIENTALISM), PAFA, Philadelphia