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


Solo and Two Person Exhibitions


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

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

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

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

Awards and Honors


2020  Grand Prize, See.Me ‘Represent’ Competition 

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

2019  Artist grant, The Sculpture Foundation of Gerald Siciliano

2018  People’s Choice Award, Jonathan LeVine Projects’ Delusional Art Competition

2018  Artist in Residence, Pilotenkueche International Art Program, Leipzig, Germany, Oct 1 - Dec 31

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

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




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 



A Voice To Be Heard, Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ (upcoming)




Darkest Before Dawn: Art in a Time of Uncertainty, Ethan Cohen KuBe, Beacon, NY 

7th Art Collector Starter Kit Show, Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

Select 5, Garvey Simon Gallery, New York

The Immigrant Artist Biennial - The Imminent Arrival, NY 

SCOPE Immersive Miami Beach, art fair, with SEE.Me

BorderWalls II, the Border, Brooklyn, NY 

Represent, juried by Akeem Duncan, Michaeline Sander and Miguel Trelles, NY (virtual exhibition) 

Art4Equality x Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness, the Untitled Space, New York

Artists For Artists, Wilkinson Gallery, New York Academy of Art, NY (benefit auction)

Refuge, curated by Nicole Mourino, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Summer Exhibition, curated by Joeonna Bellardo-Samuels, Andrea Scott, Alia Williams, New York Academy of Art, NY

Young Blood, Space Gallery St Barth, New York

GIFC, the Hole Gallery, New York

Hoarders House, Field Projects Gallery, New York



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

Body Beautiful, the Untitled Space, New York

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

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

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

IRL: Investigating Reality, the Untitled Space, New York

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    

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




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 

Rutschbahn, Krudebude, Leipzig, Germany

Speech Bubble, 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

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

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, 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, juried by Catherine Morris, A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (catalogue)

Primavera, Dacia Gallery, New York

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

Motus in Figuris, Dacia Gallery, New York, NY

Superficies, Bolit Centre d’Art Contemporani Girona, Girona, Spain 

Serendipitous Synergy, the Kamakura Arts Center, Tokyo, Japan




50th Annual Juried Competition Exhibition, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA

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

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



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, Benefit Auction, Sotheby’s, New York

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Wilkinson Gallery, New York Academy of Art, NY




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

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



Whitehot Magazine, “On Non-Hierarchical Space: Buket Savci at Manifest Gallery” by Daniel Maidman, Oct 16, 2020, New York 

Create! Magazine, issue #21, August 2020, pp 68-69-and back cover

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!’ (‘Look how happy we are!’) by Sevil Dolmaci, Istanbul, Turkey, November 2019

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

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

Zwei Positionen Sibel Horada - Buket Savci, exhibition catalog, Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Germany, 2018

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

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

Istanbul Codex: Contemporary Artists from Turkey, Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection, Fabrica, 2016, 

Who’s Afraid of Feminism, Exhibition Catalog, juried by Catherine Morris, August 2015, p 153.

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

“Buket Savci”, exhibition catalog, essay by Esra Alicavusoglu, Olcay Art, Istanbul, 2014

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

Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 18, the Open Studios Press, 2012. pp 8-9.


Online Press and Interviews


Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, ‘More Amazing Entries! Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize’ by Natalia Joruk, Aug 14, 2020

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

L-TV : interview about the “Zwei Positionen” exhibition streamed on German TV and online; May 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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



Artist Talks


Pratt Institute, School of Art, Brooklyn, NY, October 27, 2020

SMU, School of the Arts, Dallas, TX, October 19, 2020

Southern Oregon University, OR, September 30, 2020 

A Conversation with curator Michaeline Sander, Represent Grand Prize Winner Buket Savci moderated by Brendan Burns, Live Stream, 

www.See.Me, September 17, 2020

Pratt Institute, School of Art, Brooklyn, NY, February 2020

James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, August 2016

Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey, May 2014




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


Buket Savci 2021

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