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As an artist studied art and design both in Istanbul and San Francisco, worked both in commercial and academic field,
I have my inspiration from personal things, used and worn clothing items, packaging items, labels, old photographs, and ordinary things. The incidents they witnessed, our inner world and our conflicting passions with the outer world, the violence we faced to both physical and psychological, our emotional commitments, our roles and the drama of modern life with its consuming, exhausting, unstable condition. My art works present this condition; these momentary feelings and instantaneous involvements. I present the aesthetics of things while documenting them, presenting an opportunity for a moment of confrontation.
Artist's Biography Ozlem Habibe Mutaf Buyukarman was born in 1978, Izmir Turkey. She has her undergraduate degree from Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts Graphic Arts Department (2001) and graduate degree from San Francisco State University College of Creative Arts (2003) with an Outstanding Graduate Award.
She worked as art director in ad agencies for several years. She has been teaching graphic design since 2007 and now working as Assistant Professor and Head of Graphic Design Department at Yeditepe University, Faculty of Fine Arts.
October Meetings II, Organized by Winsor & Newton, Colorbox and UPSD (The International Association Of Art), UPSD Gallery, Istanbul, 20 January 2017
Crossing Frontiers, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Osman Hamdi Bey Saloon, 18 April – 12 May 2016
21st International Workshop, Art Suites Gallery, Bodrum, 19-26 Sep. 2016
TAG bxl gallery, Arts Lab Brussels, a Brussels based non for profit association advocating for arts democracy, arts diplomacy and holistic thinking, has been appointed as an official Award Partner of the 4th edition of Dubai International Emerging Artist Award, All Red Series, Brussels, Belgium, May 26 – June 26, 2016 - Competition Winner
Solo Exhibition / Abandoned, Panel Art Gallery, Istanbul, 6 – 27 May 2016
Emerging Artist Award Dubai 2016 Edition, Shortlisted
The Traces of Don Quixote, From Picasso to Dali, International Exhibition, Municipality of Cankaya, Modern Arts Gallery, Ankara, 01 February – 06 March 2016