Born in Istanbul, Turkey; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


Solo and Two Person Exhibitions


A Warm Place, solo exhibition, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, August 14th - Sep 11th, 2020

Wonderland, two person exhibition, Wrong Side of the River Project Space, Brooklyn, NY, April 12th - May 3rd, 2019

Zwei Positionen, joint/ two person exhibition, Kunstverein in Ludwigsburg Museum, Ludwigsburg, Germany, May 3rd - July 5th, 2018 (catalogue)

Playground, solo exhibition, Olcay Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey, November 4th - December 14th, 2014 (catalogue) 

Awards and Honors


Wolf Kahn & Emily Mason Painting Fellowship AwardVermont Studio Center, VT, November 2019

The Sculpture Foundation of Gerald Siciliano grant, June 2019

People’s Choice Award, Jonathan LeVine Projects’ Delusional Art Competition2018

Artist ResidencyPilotenkueche Leipzig, Germany, Oct 1-Dec 31, 2018

Grand Prize,  Dave Bown Projects 13th Semiannual Competition, juried by Helga Christoffersen, Assistant Curator, New Museum. New York; and Kelly Kivland, Associate Curator, Dia Art Foundation, 2016

Presidential Merit Based Scholarship, Pratt Grant and President’s List, Pratt Institute, NY, 2007-2010



2012  New York Academy of Art, New York – MFA – Painting

2010  Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York – BFA – Painting with Highest Honors

1998  Ege University, Izmir, Turkey – BArch – Landscape Architecture

Selected Exhibitions 




The Immigrant Artist Biennial, Bronx Art Space, Bronx, NY (upcoming, online because of Covid)

Refuge, curated by Nicole Mourino, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (online because of Covid - at Artsy)

Summer Exhibition, curated by Joeonna Bellardo-Samuels, Andrea Scott, Alia Williams, New York Academy of Art, NY (online because of Covid)

Take Home a Nude, Art Auction, Sotheby’s, New York (upcoming)

Young Blood, Space Gallery St Barth, New York, NY

GIFC, the Hole Gallery, New York, NY

Hoarders House, Field Projects Gallery, New York, NY



Painting the Figure Now, Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Wausau, WI (catalog)

Body Beautiful, curated by Indira Cesarine, the Untitled Space, New York, NY

Contemporary Istanbul, 14th Annual International Art Fair, with Sevil Dolmaci Art, Istanbul, Turkey              

Portal: Governors Island, Art Fair, Governors Island, New York, NY

Movie Night, curated by Rick Davidman, Ille Arts Gallery, Amagansett, NY

IRL: Investigating Reality, curated by Indira Cesarine, the Untitled Space, New York, NY

Distance and Happiness, Dreams and Time, 4 person exhibition curated by Jeff Evans, Artworks Trenton, Trenton, NJ

Summer Exhibition, curated by Ben Davis, Peter Plagens, and Christine Wachter-Campbell, Wilkinson Gallery, New York, NY    

Bliss, curated by Helena Christensen and Brooke Shields, Mandarin Oriental, Miami, FL

Relationship, Gallery Gary Giardiano, Lambertville, NJ

Women Artists Exhibition, Dacia Gallery, New York, NY




SouthWest Brooklyn Biennial, curated by Anna Kustera, Kustera Projects, Brooklyn, NY

Annual Juried Exhibition, curated by Frank Bernarducci, Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Wausau,WI 

Speech Bubble, curated by Martin Holz and Viviane Tabach, Alte Handelsschule, Leipzig, Germany

The Real Men, curated by Brooke Shields and David Kratz, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Miami, FL 

Governors Island Art Fair 2018, Governors Island, New York, NY (catalogue)

Summer Exhibition, curated by Nicole Berry, Matthew Flowers, Amber Kelly, Alice Gray Stites, and Richard Vine, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY

Join the Dots - Connect the Distances, exhibition by Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection, Salone deli Incanti, Trieste, Italy




Game On!, Manifest Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH

Mediterranean Routes, curated by Claudio Scorretti and Irina Ungureanu for Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection, Biennale Arcipelago Mediterraneo at Zisa Zona Arti Contemporanee, Palermo, Italy

No-prescription, curated by Nezih Cavusoglu, Ekavart Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

Bushwick Invitational, curated by SHIM Arts, ArtHelix Gallery, Brooklyn, NY




Women Painting Women: Our Collective Conscience, RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY

Nasty Women Exhibition, Knockdown Art Center, Queens, NY

Forces, (invitational), James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA




Art Southampton, with New York Academy of Art curated by April Gornik, Bridgehampton, NY

Who’s Afraid of Feminism, Online Exhibition and Catalog, juried by Catherine Morris curator of the Elizabeth Sackler Center at the Brooklyn Museum for the Women’s Caucus for Art, A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Primavera, Dacia Gallery, New York, NY

Made In New York, juried by David Hornung and Katie Waugh, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY



Contemporary Istanbul, 9th Annual International Art Fair, with Olcay Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey (catalogue)

Motus in Figuris, Dacia Gallery, New York, NY

Superficies, curated by Kaitlyn Stubbs and Jofre Oliveras, Bolit Centre d’Art Contemporani Girona, Girona, Spain 

Serendipitous Synergy, Group Exhibition, curated by Lisa Benson, the Kamakura Arts Center, Tokyo, Japan




50th Annual Juried Competition Exhibition, juried by George T. M. Shackelford, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA

Contemporary Istanbul, 8th Annual International Art Fair, with Olcay Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey (catalogue)

Summer Exhibition; curated by Allegra LaViola, Wendy Olsoff, and Stephanie Roach, Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY



Contemporary Istanbul, 7th Annual International Art Fair, with Olcay Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

Reunion Show, curated by Peter Drake, Wilkinson Gallery, New York Academy of Art, NY

Take Home a Nude, Art Auction, Sotheby’s, New York, NY

MFA Thesis Exhibition, curated by Peter Drake and Margaret McCann, Wilkinson Gallery, New York Academy of Art, NY




Summer Exhibition; curated by Matthew Flowers, Carter Foster and Julie Heffernan, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY

Take Home a Nude 2011, Sotheby’s, New York, NY

Selected Publications and Press


Brooklyn Downtown Star, “In new exhibit, artists interpret forms of ‘refuge” by Sara Krevoy, July 23, 2020

Milliyet Sanat Magazine, ‘Bakin ne kadar da mutluyuz!’ by Sevil Dolmaci, Istanbul, Turkey, November 2019


Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, “Poets and Artists “Movie Night” Exhibition at Ille Arts” by Bella Harris, Sep 23, 2019


Der Tagesspiegel, “Contemporary Istanbul - Weisse Wagen vor dem Tor” by Werner Bloch, Berlin, Germany, Sep 20, 2019


Dazed Magazine, ”This art show blends surrealism & realism to question what reality even is” by Justice Waul, June 18, 2019


Glare Magazine, ‘In Real Life’ by Sasha Leon. June 2019


Curated by Girls, “IRL: Investigating Reality” Group Show at the Untitled Space’, June 2019, Thursday Spotlight: “Buket Savci On Creating Fleeting Moments of Pure Joy” by Billy McEntee, April 18, 2019


Poets and Artists Magazine: ‘Figurative Realism’, 100th issue, curated by Dirk Dzimirsky, Dec 2018

Stuttgarter Zeitung, “Glucksmomente vor oder nach dem Sex”, Stuttgart,Germany, May 4th 2018


Ludwigsburger Kreiszeitung, “Vom Gegensatz der Perspektiven” , Ludwigsburg, Germany, May 4th 2018


L-TV, Interview about the “Zwei Positionen” exhibition streamed on German TV and online;


Acik Radio, “Zwei Positionen” exhibition with Sibel Horada, aired on Celenk Bafra’s “Haricten Sanat”, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2018


Hurriyet Turkish Newspaper, “Two Turkish Women Artists’ Extraordinary Exhibition in Germany”, May 11th 2018


7th International Painting Annual, Manifest Press Publications, Cincinnati, OH, 2018 


Poets and Artists Magazine: ‘Eros Gaze’, issue #93, curated by Didi Menendez, May 2018


Istanbul Codex: Contemporary Artists from Turkey, curated by Claudio Scorretti and Irina Ungureanu, Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection, Fabrica, 2016, 


Who’s Afraid of Feminism, Exhibition Catalog, juried by Catherine Morris curator of the Elizabeth Sackler Center at the Brooklyn Museum, Women’s Caucus for Art, August 2015, p 153.


The Figure: Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture, Donald Kuspit, Irving Sandler, Margaret McCann, Skira Rizzoli, September 2014, 


Exhibition Catalog “Buket Savci”, Essay by Esra Alicavusoglu, Olcay Art, Mart Matbaa, Istanbul, 2014


Poets and Artists Magazine, issue #52, curated by Daniel Maidman, June 2014


Playground’ A Preview of Buket Savci’s Solo Exhibition at Olcay Arts in Istanbul by Jacob Hicks, Quantumartreview, November 3rd 2014


'Eight Brilliant Painters with Studios in Greenpoint', by Ona Abelis,, February 15th 2015 - more-53365


Olcay Art Contemporary Istanbul Catalog, Istanbul, 2014. pp 20-23.


What To See at Greenpoint Open Studios this Weekend”, by Kate Messinger, Oct. 2nd 2014, The Wild Magazine,


Bushwick Daily’s review of Greenpoint Open Studios, by Danielle Kalamaras, Oct. 7th 2014


Olcay Art Contemporary Istanbul Catalog, Istanbul, 2013, pp 26-29.


Contemporary Istanbul 2013 featured artworks;


Afterwards Contemporary Istanbul 2013 written by Yasemin Semercioglu;


Contemporary Istanbul 2013 favorite artworks;


Olcay Art Contemporary Istanbul Catalog, Istanbul, 2012. pp 36-39.


Interview, Ekav Art TV, Turkey’s primary online Art TV, 2012; “Portre Buket Savci Atature”                 


Pratt Success, Featured Artist/Designer, 2012; “Buket Savci Atature


Art-Rated article, Studio Visit – the Lounge Underground, 2012;


Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 18, A Juried Selection of International Visual Artists, the Open Studios Press, 2012. pp 8-9.




New York Academy of Art, New York, NY, post-graduate teaching assistant for Intaglio Printmaking     Jan – May 2013

Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY, teaching assistant for Intermediate Printmaking       Sep – Dec 2012


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