Gizem Özçelik

Studying Sculpture at Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, Özçelik received her bachelor’s degree in 2011 and went on to do a master’s in the same department. As part of the Erasmus exchange program, she completed part of her master’s program in Germany, at Dresden Academy of Fine Arts. In Dresden, she experimented with various techniques and produced works in engravement and litography.

Since her return to İstanbul Özçelik has taken part in several sculpture symposiums, designed and run art workshops for all ages, incorporating learning into plastic arts and creative production. She has produced much commercial work; like realistic silicone figures for museums, scene-setting with props and costumes for theaters and production houses and special award statues for commercial events. Özçelik has also worked in architectural projects, implementing product and illumination designs. Based in İstanbul, Özçelik can be found producing works in sculpture at her workshop in Kadıköy, while still working on her project to receive her master’s at Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts. She focuses on making abstract forms inspired by facial expressions, mimics and gestures of contemporary urban living; in an attempt to bring out the complexity and clarity ironically carried by a moment of interaction. In her sculptures made of stone, wood, clay and metal, Özçelik contemplates on meshing organic forms into geometric forms – and vice versa – and having a grasp of a rich base of materials, she seeks to communicate a wide array of human expression.

Exhibitions & Awards :

-2020 “Despite All” 12. Elgiz Museum Terrace Exhibition – İstanbul
-2019 Tüyap Artist 2019 Art Fair, Independent Artists Hall – İstanbul
-2013 “Displaced” Senate Hall – Dresden, Germany
-2011 Graduate Show – M.S.F.A.U – İstanbul
-2010 “İpek-Ahmet Merey Sculpture Compitition” Award
-2009 “Transforms” – İstanbul
-2009 “Universities Tells the Refugees” Bilkent University – Ankara
-2009 “in Memory of Saim Bugay” – İstanbul
-2009 “Dreams and Nightmares” – İstanbul
-2008 “Against the War in Middle East” – İstanbul
-2007 “İpek-Ahmet Merey Sculpture Competition Exhibition” – İstanbul

Symposia and Workshops :

-2017 “Recycle & Art Workshop” 6. Bursa Science Fair – Bursa
-2016 “Recycle & Art Workshop” 5. Bursa Science Fair – Bursa
-2011 “Tanışarock” Festival Mask Making Workshop – İstanbul
-2010 Castello Tesino Wooden Sculpture Symposium – Italy
-2009 “Street Festival” Mask Making Workshop – İstanbul
-2008 I. Kastamonu Wooden Sculpture Symposium – Kastamonu
-2007 Snow sculpture “Memorial of Martyres of Sarıkamış” – Kars

Sculpture

Cunning II

14.900  + KDV Artist: Gizem Özçelik

stone, metal, composite

60 x 56 x 42 cm

2019

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litografi

Untitled

2.350  + KDV Artist: Gizem Özçelik

lithography

35 x 50 cm

2012

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Sculpture

Drago

7.000  + KDV Artist: Gizem Özçelik

bronze

10,5 x 9,5 x 16,5 cm

5 editions

2011

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Print

The City

2.000  + KDV Artist: Gizem Özçelik

wood print

38 x 53 cm (framed)

4 edition

2013

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Print

Inverted

2.750  + KDV Artist: Gizem Özçelik

2 wood prints between double glass

42 x 58 cm (framed)

2013

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Sculpture

Dragon

8.900  + KDV Artist: Gizem Özçelik

wood

79 x 45 x 30 cm

2010

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Sculpture

Cunning I

14.900  + KDV Artist: Gizem Özçelik

stone, metal

78 x 38 x 40 cm

2019

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4.750  + KDV Artist: Gizem Özçelik

aquatint

25 x 135 cm

7 editions

2012

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