Belmin Pilevneli is a visual artist and illustrator, born in 1990, Istanbul. She received her BA in Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design from Sabancı University and MA in Illustration and Visual Media from UAL, London College of Communication. Before moving to London to earn her master’s degree, she worked as a graphic designer/illustrator in Istanbul. After she had moved to London, she changed her career path progressing in Visual Arts. She took place in different fairs and exhibitions such as ‘London Illustration Fair, 2016’, ‘First Thursdays – UAL Takeover, 2017 ’, ‘Tribe 17 – International Art Fest’. She displayed her works in the exhibition ‘Lost and Found’ with a collaboration of UCLH (University College London Hospital) and House of Illustration. Her first solo exhibition titled ‘Are You In Love?’ took place in Galeri Miz in Istanbul, 2018, while she had an other solo exhibition titled ‘Love Me, Love Me’ at Shipton Street Gallery in London.
Her works were exhibited in group exhibitions and fairs both in London, Istanbul and Ankara: Contemporary Istanbul, Pilevneli Gallery, Art Ankrara Contemporary Art Fair (represented by Galeri FE ), Step Istanbul, Işık Okulları (with PG Art Gallery) Soho House Istanbul. With her brand Belmin Pilevneli Studio, which she founded recently she started to print her art on silk.The brand’s aim is to make her art wearable and more approachable to people. Most of her works walk hand-in-hand with text and poetry, predominantly written by herself in order to reflect intimacy, emotions, love, purity, history and cultural variety. She uses various techniques like embossment, acrylic, ink, digital collage. She visualizes her themes with with abstracted forms.
The Resilient Self II — London, 2020 with the Artists’ Pool, at Espacio Gallery
Illustrators’ Fair 2018— 2019, Londra – House of Illustration.
Lost In The Highway— Istanbul 2019, Ipek Ozbay küratörlüğünde, Soho House Istanbul
Step Istanbul — Istanbul 2019 Galeri Büyükdere 35 & with Paper Street Co ile.
Art Ankara Contemporary Art Fair— Ankara, 2019 ‘3 Kuşak Pilevneli’ , Galeri FE.
Kağıt/Paper. A Selection of Turkish Contemporary Art— Istanbul, 2019, Pilevneli Gallery
‘30×40’ Art Print Exhibition Hosted by Sync Society, curated by Paper Street Co— 2019, İstanbul
Sanatçıdan Sanatçıya (From Artist to Artist)— Istanbul, Ocak 2019, Galeri Büyükdere 35.
Illustrators’ Fair 2018— 2018, Londra – House of Illustration.
Buluşma IV— Istanbul, 2018, Galeri Fe
Art Sunday— Istanbul, 2018, PG Art Gallery, TOG Vakfı yararına.
Contemporary Istanbul— Istanbul, 2018 – Galeri Miz
Ethereal Souls and the Purity— 28.04.2018 – 06.06.2018, Istanbul – Annina Roescheisen ile – Hush Gallery
Love Me, Love Me— 04.02.2018 – 25.02.2018, Londra – Solo sergi – Shipton Street Gallery
Aşık Mısın? / Are You In Love?— 19.12.2017 – 25.01.2018, Istanbul – solo sergi – Galeri Miz
Lost and Found— 05.10.2017 – 01.11.2017, Londra, House of Illustration ve UCLH Arts and Heritage ile – University College Hospital
Tribe 17 – International Art Festival— OXO Bargehouse Londra, 12.10.2017 – 15.10.2017 https://www.chrom-art.org/tribe17
Illustratos’ Summer Fair— House of Illustration, Londra – 09.07.2017
Level 39— 25.05.2017 – 15.07.2017, Level 39 Londra, Creative Debuts
AH!— 04.05.2017 – 20.05.2017, Istanbul, Galeri Işık – PG Art Gallery
UAL Takeover – First Thursdays— Londra, 06-30 Nisan 2017 The Black and White Building – Creative Debuts
In Transit— Online Sergi – artnivo.com – 28.12.2016 – 16.01.2017 https://www.artnivo.com/a-night-full-of-moons-i_115580?arama=belmin
LCC Post-Graduate Shows 2016: Design School— London College of Communication, Londra, 2016
London Illustration Fair— Londra, 1-4 Aralık 2016, OXO Bargehouse – Made in Arts London.
Mindscapes on Illustration— Istanbul, 2016, Sofa Hotel, Hall Arts
Sparks— FASS Art Gallery, Sabancı Üniversitesi, Istanbul 2013
Following My Dreams— Istanbul 2012, FASS Art Gallery
Pilevneliler Exhibition— Istanbul, 2002,Tolga Eti Art Gallery