Oktay Degirmenci

In 2000 he graduated from Dokuz Eylul University Buca Education Faculty Fine Arts U.S.A. in the Department of Painting Education. Also in 2000, he started to work as an Art Teacher under the Ministry of National Education. In 2004, he graduated from Dokuz Eylul University Institute of Educational Sciences, Fine Arts, U.S.A.. He completed his master's degree and left the Doctorate Program of the same institute in 2007 during his thesis stage to pursue the start of his painting career as a real Artist. Since 2010, he has been a member of the M.E.B. Book Commission, where he prepares textbook illustrations. To date, He has participated in many national and international art events, while also having many personal and institutional art painting collections. He continues his work in his own studio in Izmir
 
INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
2017 ECN Alacati Workshop, Cesme - Izmir
2016 “Big Efes Art Days”, Painting, Sculpture Museum, Culture Park Art Gallery, Izmir
2015 Beylikduzu Municipality 1st National Painting Workshop, Istanbul
2015 “Young Artist Under 40” Exhibition - Adnan Saygun Cultural Center, Izmir
2015 Ideal & Realty Workshop / Exhibition - Normal University, Chengdu - China
2015 “World Art Day”, Painting, Sculpture Museum, Culture Park Art Gallery, Izmir
2015 “Big Efes Art Days”, Painting, Sculpture Museum, Culture Park Art Gallery, Izmir
2015 “Cumhuriyet” Exhibition, Ibramaki Art Gallery - Kusadasi
2014 Kusadasi Art Colony Painting Workshop, Kusadasi
2013 “October Pass” Interdisciplinary Contemporary Art Exhibition, Izmir
2013 Monastir International Plastic Arts Festival, Tunisia
2013 Ege University 50th Year Mansion Art Gallery, Izmir, (Personal)
2010 Artist Tuyap Art Fair (Six Possibilities), Istanbul
2010 Red Juniper Bird Art Gallery, Alacati - Izmir
2009 Business Artist Izmir Art Gallery, Izmir, (Personal)
2009 Video Art Day, Sprinting Fest, Cyprus International University, Cyprus
2005 1st Buca Faculty of Education International Visual Arts Meeting, Izmir
2005 31st DYO Painting Competition, Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir
2005 TEKEL 16th Painting Competition, Istanbul
2004 TJK 6th Painting Competition, Istanbul, Adana, Izmir, Bursa
2004 “Education and Teacher” Themed Project Exhibition (video, installation) D.E.U Buca Education Faculty Exhibition Hall, Izmir
2003 Gallery Artist, Istanbul, (Personal)
2003 Marti Art Gallery Opening Exhibition, Izmir
2001 Turgut Pura Foundation Painting Competition Exhibition, Izmir Painting and Sculpture Museum, Izmir
2000 61st State Painting Competition, Ankara
2000 “Traces and Projections” Contact Bookstore, Izmir
2000 Bedri Karayagmurlar Workshop Painting Exhibition - Turkish American Association, Izmir
2000 Painting-Work Education U.S.A. End of the Year exhibition, Izmir Painting and Sculpture Museum, Izmir
 
AWARDS
2004 Umut Foundation, “Individual Disarmament” ("Give the Right to Life”) Painting Contest - award - Lutfi Kirdar Congress and Exhibition Center Istanbul

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