Born in Istanbul, Turkey, in 12/21/1992
Lives & works in Philadelphia, PA

M. Adil Ozturk started the Design and Art education in high school.  He graduated from Vocational High School in 2010 followed by a degree in Visual Design from FMV Isik University in 2015.  He is currently pursuing an MFA at PAFA.  His qualifications include advanced knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite for graphic design/illustration, product photography, digitizing, and post-editing. Adil is very inspired by philosophy and politics. His current research is concerned with one of the global issues in today's world, Orientalism vs. Occidentalism.
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IMKB Vocational High School

Graphic Design/Photography, Istanbul


2010 - 2015

FMV. Isik University

Visual Design/Arts,

Undergraduate, Istanbul


Marmara University

Pedagogical Education,

Post-Undergraduate, Istanbul


Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)


Master of Fine Arts MFA, Philadelphia


Additional Participation 
  • 9/2016-5/2017

IHP, Member of Board of Residents

  • 9/2016-Present 

Athletic dedicated swimmer in Fins Aquatic Sport club in Philadelphia. Also a member of USMS

200 yards free: 2.13" 

100 yards free: 1.04"

  • 7/2017-Present

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

  • 12/2016-Present 

IHP, paid/part time the Front Desk Coordinator

  • 12/2016-Present

PAFA, paid/part time Ambassador Delegate 


  • 9/2017-1/2018

PAFA, Graduate Teaching Assistantship of Scott Noel and Al Gury 


  • 7/2017-10/2017

IHP, Summer Sales Marketing paid/part time Internship

  • 6/2017-9/2017

PAFA, Summer full time Internship at  Archive Department 

  • 1/2017-6/2017

PAFA, Graduate Assistantship of Dr. Kevin Richards,


  • 9/2015-5/2016

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

  • 6/2009-5/2010

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


  • 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

Grants & Honors & Awards

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

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


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


        Second ranked in Turkish Triathlon Age Group Championship League, TR  


         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  


        PAFA Graduate Financial Aid Scholarship, Philadelphia, PA

        IHP Emergency Financial Aid Scholarship, Philadelphia, PA


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