Curriculum Vitae

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Master of Fine Arts
Photography and Digital Imaging, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, 1999

Bachelor of Fine Arts
Graphic Design, emphasis in photography and video, Bilkent University, Turkey, 1995

 

EXHIBITIONS
Selected One-Person Exhibitions

2017 Ro2 Gallery, Dallas, TX
2016 Austin College, Sherman, TX
2014 Retrospective, WoCA, Fort Worth, TX
2008 Museum Center, Baku, Azerbaijan
2006 Austin College, Sherman, TX
2004 Fort Worth Community Art Center, Fort Worth, TX
2002 Duke University, Center for Documentary Studies, Durham, North Carolina X
2001 The Light Factory, Charlotte, North Carolina

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

“Call and Response: Art as Resistance”. Strange Fire Collective. Collaboration with the Center for Fine Art Photography, Colorado Photographic Arts Center and Month of Photography Denver.

“Abstract Mind”, 2nd International Exhibition on Abstract Art, CICA Museum, Gyeonggi, Korea

Steeped: The Art of Tea”, 108|Contemporary. Juried show in partnership with Oklahoma Center for the Humanities at The University of Tulsa, OK

“Process: Alternative”, Light Leaked, Online Photography Magazine, March Issue

2016

“Polivalents #9” – Montecargas, Barcelona, Spain

“This Land is Your Land”, Duchesne Academy Atrium Gallery: Participating space for FotoFest, and then travel to the Wright Gallery at Texas A&M University, Curated by Krista Steinke, Houston, TX

2014

Ro2, Addison Art Center, Addison, TX

2013

Juried show, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Fort Worth, TX

2012

“5 Photographers”, Ro2 Art, Dallas, TXJuried Show, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Fort Worth, TX
2011

Ro2, Addison Art Center, Addison, TX

“Illustrations for Our Afflicted Powers”, Free Museum of Dallas: Participating venue in the

2011

Texas Biennial, Dallas, Texas

“Domestic Life”, Gallery 414, Fort Worth, TX “Goa”, International Pinhole Exhibition, India

2010

“Euclid Art House”, Gallery, Dallas, TX
“Artist dialogue Exhibition”, Houston Center for Photography
“End of Commerce”, Ro2 Gallery, Dallas, TX
“Floral to Fantastic”, Ro2 Gallery, Dallas, TX
“5×7”, Art House at the Jones Center, Austin, TX
“Pinup Show”, Media Arts Department, The University of the Arts, PA

 

… Please contact for a detailed list of group shows

 

TEACHING

2016

Educator (part time), Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

2014

Visiting Professor of Art, Austin College, Department of Art, Sherman, Texas

2003-13

Adjunct Instructor of Photography, School of Art, Texas Christian University (TCU), Fort Worth, Texas

2010

Photography Master Class: Toying with Creativity. La PhotoTecca, Guatemala City, Guatemala

2008

Pinhole Master Class: Museum Center, Baku, Azerbaijan

2006

Pinhole Master Class: Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX

2004

Visiting Artist for Summer Camps: Modern art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS, RESIDENCY

Part time Educator, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX (2016,-)

Artist Resident, Fundació Privada AAVC- Hangar, Barcelona, Spain, Summer 2016

Visiting Critique, Word + Image/Art + Design Class, SMU, 2014

Advisory Board, Fort Worth Community Art Center (Fort Worth, TX) (2010-2013)

Visual Artist, Fortuna: Dance Festival at the Universidad de las Americas. Puebla, Mexico (March 2009)

Visual Artist, Fortuna: Von Howard Dance Project at Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, New York City, NY (September 2007)

Juror, Black and White Images: Annual juried exhibition for high schools, Fort Worth Country Day, Fort Worth, TX (2007)

Curator, Contemplacion: Latin Heritage, Down Town Public Library, Fort Worth, TX (2006)

Juror, Texas Wesleyan University Department of Art, Annual Student Art Show, Exhibited at the Fort Worth Community Art Center (2005)

Freelance Photographer and Photoshop Consultant, Pier 1 Import Photography Studio, Fort Worth, TX (2000–2001)

Graphic Designer, Workshop Advertising Agency, Ankara, Turkey (1996-1997)

Assistant Coordinator, 4th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, Turkey (95-96)

Assistant to Curator, Rene Block for the International Istanbul Biennial Print Portfolio, Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, Istanbul, Turkey (1995-1996)

 

PUBLIC TALKS AND SEMINARS

Paratext no11, Hangar Artist Residency, Barcelona, Spain, 2016

CentralTrak Artists’ Residency and Gallery, University of Texas at Dallas: Panel Discussion on “Art Practices and Politics in the Middle East”, 2013

University of North Texas, Fine Arts Department: Lecture on art Practices, 2011

National Society for Photographic Education Conference: Image Maker/Presenter at the “Inside/Outside”, 2010

Texas Christian University, The Community Diversity Week: Invited Public Lecture on Facing Diversity, Leveling the Playing Field in the Photographic Arts. 2010