Buket Savci 2019

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Born in Istanbul, Turkey; lives and works in 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



Awards and Honors


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


The Sculpture Foundation of Gerald Siciliano grant, June 2019

First place winner of Jonathan LeVine Projects’ Delusional Art Competition People’s Choice Award, August 2018


Pilotenkueche Artist Residency, Leipzig, Germany - Oct 1-Dec 31, 2018


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

Presidential Merit Based Scholarship, Pratt Institute, NY, 2007-2010


Pratt Grant and President’s List, Pratt Institute, NY, 2007-2010



Solo and Two Person Exhibitions


Solo exhibition, A Warm Place, Manifest Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH,  (upcoming) August - Sep 2020


Solo exhibition, Sevil Dolmaci Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey  (upcoming) Sep 2020


Wonderland, two person exhibition, Wrong Side of the River Project Space, Brooklyn, NY, April 2019


Joint Exhibition, Zwei Positionen, Kunstverein in Ludwigsburg Museum, Ludwigsburg, Germany, 2018 


Solo Exhibition, Playground, Olcay Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey, November 2014 (with catalog) 


Selected Exhibitions 




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


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


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


Dinner Party, curated by DK Johnston, Tabitha Whitley and Kate Sinclair, The Quin Central Park, New York, NY

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


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


Summer Exhibition, curated by Ben Davis (Artnet), Peter Plagens (the Wall Street Journal), and Christine Wachter-Campbell (Winston Wachter Fine Art), Wilkinson Gallery, New York, NY    


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


Relationship, Gallery Gary Giardiano, Lambertville, NJ


Women Artists Group Exhibition, curated by Lee Vasu, Dacia Gallery, New York, NY




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


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


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 (during Art Basel Miami) 


Figurative Realism, online exclusive exhibition on Artsy, curated by Dirk Dzimirsky, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL

Governors Island Art Fair 2018, Governors Island, New York, NY (with catalog)


12th Annual 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!, juried group exhibition, 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  (with catalogue: Istanbul Codex)


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 group exhibition, James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA




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


Who’s Afraid of Feminism, 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 (with catalog)


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


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


Serendipitous Synergy, 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


Summer Exhibition, juried 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, NY Academy of Art, NY


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


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




5th Annual Summer Exhibition; curated by Matthew Flowers, Carter Foster and Julie Heffernan, Flowers Gallery, New York


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



Teaching Experience


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


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



Selected Publications and Press


Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, “Poets and Artists “Movie Night” Exhibition at Ille Arts” by Bella Harris, Sep 23, 2019 https://beautifulbizarre.net/2019/09/23/poetsartists-movie-night-exhibition/


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


Greenpointers.com, 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 TV and online;



Conversation about the “Zwei Positionen” exhibition with Sibel Horada, aired on Celenk Bafra’s “Haricten Sanat” at Acik Radio, 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, Sep 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, Nov 3rd 2014



Eight Brilliant Painters with Studios in Greenpoint, by Ona Abelis, Greenpointers.com, February 15th 2015    

http://greenpointers.com/2015/02/16/eight-brilliant-painters-with-studios-in-greenpoint/ - more-53365


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


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



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


Interview, Ekav Art TV, Turkey’s primary online Art TV, 2012; “Portre Buket Savci Atature”                           http://www.ekavart.tv/sanatcilar/diger/portre-buket-savci-atature


Indiewalls Blog, 2012; “New Exhibition Buket Savci Atature at the Bean on 2nd Ave



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