Bersen Ozkan
Born : 1964
Hometown : Kastamonu / Turkey
Lives & Works : Istanbul / Turkey
Education :
Yeditepe University, Faculty of Plastic Arts, Painting Department
ABOUT THE ARTIST

Bersen Özkan was born in Küre, in 1964. Bersen's interest in art begins in preschool ages. In her early school years, she was painting constantly. In 1995, she continued her painting works at Şengül Altıok atelier. In 2003, she entered Yeditepe University Faculty of Fine Arts Department of Painting. She worked with Ali Candaş between 2005-2010 and with Burhan Yıldırım between 2010-2015 to appreciate different styles of works and approaches and to deepen her art competencies. She has established Leke Art Group with her colleagues and they worked on many projects and joinsed workshops. Bersen also works independently in national and international projects.
 
Bersen still works at her own atelier in Beylerbeyi, Istanbul. She believes the importance of multidisciplinary approaches in art. Bersen has recently begun to improve herself about the art of sculpture. Galeria Memoli has been representing Bersen in Milan, Italy since 2014. Bersen’s artworks are in many collections both at her own country and abroad.
 
AWARDS
2013 Çanakkale 18th Mart University and Gallipoli Memorial's 8th International Gallipoli Painting Competition for Çanakkale War. / Special Jury Prize 
2012 Turkish Naval Forces 12th. Painting Competition ‘Sea and Human’ / Exhibition
2012 Çanakkale 18th Mart University and Gallipoli Memorial's 7th International Gallipoli Painting Competition for Canakkale War. / Exhibition  
2011 National Painting Competition about "Winter and Sports" in Erzurum / Exhibition
2011 Ümraniye Municipality Painting Competition about "Road and Travel" / Mention
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS  
2014 "Eyes resting in the calm of the blue" NişArt Gallery, Nişantaşı İstanbul
2008 Medika Tanı Center Gallery, Nişantaşı İstanbul
 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS & FAIRS  
2017 Art Ankara Contemporary Art Fair, Ankara
2016 "12cm Paper Works” San Pasajes, San Sebastian, Spain
2016 “Paper works – Woman” Pusula Art House, Harbiye, İstanbul 
2016 “From İstanbul to Avanosa 25314” Güray Museum, Nevşehir 
2016 "Impresions at Maltepe" Exhibition - With the support of Maltepe Municipality. Dr. Turkan Saylan Cultural Center, Gallery Maltepe Exhibition Hall, Istanbul 
2016 “Artcore” Beylerbeyi Palace Tünel Art Gallery, Beylerbeyi, İstanbul
2015 By Rotary Club, for the benefit of the Education and Life Center for Different Individuals Developing, Mimar Sinan University Osman Hamdi Hall, Istanbul 
2015 Georgian Art House, Moda Kadıköy İstanbul 
2015 Animal Rights Exhibition 3 "... they are still alive" Arkeopera Beyoğlu, İstanbul
2015 Georgia Parliament Library Exhibition Hall, Tiflis, Georgia
2014 Immagina Arte Fiera, Art Fair Reggio Emilia, Italy
2014 Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, ARTEV Art Gallery, Fenerbahçe, İstanbul
2013 Gelibolu Memorial 8th Çanakkale Painting Competition Exhibition, 18th March University Exhibition Hall, Çanakkale
2013 “Commenti” Vanio Art Gallery, Roma
2013 “Comments”   Doruk Art Gallery, Tophane, İstanbul 
2013 “Leke,  in the garden” Kadıköy, İstanbul
2013 ARTİST International  İstanbul Art Fair, İstanbul
2013 Immagina Arte  Fiera, Art Fair Reggio Emilia, Italy
2012 Turkish Naval Forces 12th. Art Competition ‘Sea and Human’, Harbiye Military Museum and Cultural Center, İstanbul
2012 Gelibolu Memorial 7th Çanakkale Painting Competition Exhibition, 18th March University Exhibition Hall, Çanakkale
2012 “Artist of İstanbul” Burhaniye Yağcı Art Gallery, Balıkesir
2012 “In the garden” Kadıköy, İstanbul 
2012 Gallery Mylos, Thessaloniki, Greece 
2011 National Painting Competition Exhibition about "Winter and Sports" in Erzurum
2011 “October Passage 10 "Curator: Gülsün Erbil, Modern Arts Museum Project, Akatlar Cultural Center and Harbiye Military Museum, İstanbul
2011 V gallery, Nişantaşı, İstanbul 
2011 "Road and Travel" Ümraniye Municipality jürli painting exhibition - Ümraniye Municipality Art Gallery, İstanbul
2011 "8 March International Women's Day" Exhibition Nar Art Gallery, İstanbul
2009 For the benefit of Darüşşafaka "from mothers to mothers" Painting Exhibition, Theater Maan Performance Foyer Exhibition Area, Süzer Plaza, Istanbul
2008 Istanbul State Theater Beykoz Stage opening exhibition, Beykoz, İstanbul
2006 Bakraç Art Gallery, İstanbul
2005 Bakraç Art Gallery, İstanbul
1997 AC Gallery, Ataşehir, İstanbul

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ARTWORKS
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Human

Bersen Ozkan
FRESH
120cm x 110cm

6.500,00 TL
New
Lovers

Bersen Ozkan
FRESH
120cm x 140cm

5.000,00 TL
New
Black Cat

Bersen Ozkan
PAINTING
270cm x 100cm

10.000,00 TL
New
Abstract - 3

Bersen Ozkan
PAINTING
130cm x 140cm

5.000,00 TL
New
Untitled

Bersen Ozkan
PAINTING
100cm x 80cm

2.500,00 TL
New
Red Abstract

Bersen Ozkan
PAINTING
100cm x 80cm

2.500,00 TL
New
Abstract - 2

Bersen Ozkan
PAINTING
100cm x 50cm

2.500,00 TL
Bosphorus

Bersen Ozkan
PAINTING
80cm x 100cm

2.500,00 TL
Stair

Bersen Ozkan
PAINTING
120cm x 100cm

5.000,00 TL
Hug Me

Bersen Ozkan
PAINTING
80cm x 100cm

2.900,00 TL
Buffet

Bersen Ozkan
PAINTING
120cm x 100cm

3.250,00 TL
Slice

Bersen Ozkan
PAINTING
100cm x 80cm

2.500,00 TL
Canvas

Bersen Ozkan
PAINTING
100cm x 80cm

2.500,00 TL
Typewriter

Bersen Ozkan
PAINTING
120cm x 100cm

4.200,00 TL
Airplane

Bersen Ozkan
PAINTING
120cm x 90cm

5.000,00 TL
Abstract

Bersen Ozkan
PAINTING
80cm x 60cm

2.000,00 TL