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

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions


2021 Wrong Side of the River (Pink Room), solo, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, September 8-13

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

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

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

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

Awards and Honors

2021  Artist in residence, LMCC (Lower Manhattan Cultural Council) Arts Center Residency Program, Governors Island, NY (Sep 1 - Dec 20)

2021  Artist in residence, ChaNorth (Chashama), Pine Plains, NY, April

2020  Grand Prize, See.Me ‘Represent’ Competition 

2020  Manifest Grand Jury Prize Finalist

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, Leipzig, Germany, Oct 1 - Dec 25

2016  Grand Prize, Dave Bown Projects Competition

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



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

2010  Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY      – BFA – Painting with Highest Honors

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

Selected Exhibitions 



Wilderness II, presented by Antler Gallery, Portland, OR in Portland and New York

Boundaries, Village One Art, New York

Garden of Earthly Delights, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York

Le Petit Prince, Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

A Voice To Be Heard, Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ

Give Me Some Skin, Sugarlift, New York

15th Anniversary Exhibition, Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

Wish You Were Here, Sally Centigrade Gallery, Lakewood, CO

Summer Exhibition, Wilkinson Gallery, NY 

Through Her Eyes, Gallery 300, Sebastopol, CA


The Immigrant Artist Biennial - The Imminent Arrival, New York

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

ACSKSVII, Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

Select 5, Garvey Simon Gallery, New York

SCOPE Immersive Miami Beach, with SEE.Me

BorderWalls II, the Border, Brooklyn, NY 

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

Refuge, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Summer Exhibition, Wilkinson Gallery, NY

Young Blood, Space Gallery St Barth, New York

GIFC, the Hole Gallery, New York

Hoarders House, Field Projects, New York


Painting the Figure Now, Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Wausau, WI

Body Beautiful, the Untitled Space, New York

Contemporary Istanbul,  Art Fair, with Sevil Dolmaci Art, Istanbul, Turkey              

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

Movie Night, Ille Arts Gallery, Amagansett, NY

IRL: Investigating Reality, the Untitled Space, New York

Distance and Happiness, Dreams and Time, 4 person exhibition, Artworks, Trenton, NJ

Summer Exhibition, 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, Kustera Projects, Brooklyn, NY

Annual Juried Exhibition, 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, NY

Summer Exhibition, Flowers Gallery, New York

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



Game On!, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Mediterranean Routes, Biennale Arcipelago Mediterraneo at Zisa Zona Arti Contemporanee, Palermo, Italy

No-prescription, Ekavart Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

Bushwick Invitational, ArtHelix Gallery, Brooklyn, NY



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

Nasty Women Exhibition, Knockdown Art Center, Queens, NY

Forces, James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA



Art Southampton, with New York Academy of Art, Bridgehampton, NY

Who’s Afraid of Feminism, Women's Caucus For Art, A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (with catalog)

Primavera, Dacia Gallery, New York

Made In New York, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY


Contemporary Istanbul, Art Fair, with Olcay Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

Motus in Figuris, Dacia Gallery, New York

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, Art Fair, with Olcay Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

Summer Exhibition; Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York


Contemporary Istanbul, Art Fair, with Olcay Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

Reunion Show,  Wilkinson Gallery, New York Academy of Art, NY

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



Summer Exhibition; Flowers Gallery, New York

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




Hyperallergic, “With A Medieval Flair, Spring Break Art Show Celebrates the Eccentric” by Hrag Vartanian, 9/10

Artnet, “See 10 of Exhilarating Installations at the Spring/Break Art Show” by Sarah Cascone, 9/10

Gothamist, “The Riotous Spring/Break Art Show Takes Over Midtown Office Building” by Scott Lynch, 9/9

Artspeak,, Buket Savci Artist Survey, May 3, 2021

All Arts TVFlowstate Series, Episode 103: Buket Savci, TV broadcast and on, YouTube, March 10, 2021

American Art Collector Magazine, Select 5 show review, issue #183, Jan 2021, pp 78-79

Whitehot Magazine, “On Non-Hierarchical Space:Buket Savci at Manifest Gallery”by Daniel Maidman, 10/16/20

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

Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, ‘More Amazing Entries! Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize’ by Natalia Joruk, 8/14/2020

Brooklyn Downtown Star, “In new exhibit, artists interpret forms of ‘refuge” by Sara Krevoy, 7/23/2020

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

Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, ‘Poets and Artists “Movie Night” Exhibition at Ille Arts’ by Bella Harris, 9/23/2019 

Der Tagesspiegel, “Contemporary Istanbul - Weisse Wagen vor dem Tor” by Werner Bloch, Germany, 9/20/2019

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

Dazed Magazine, ”This art show blends surrealism & realism to question what reality even is” by Justice Waul, 6/18/2019

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, 4/18/2019

Poets and Artists Magazine: ‘Figurative Realism’, 100th issue, Dec 2018

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

Hurriyet Newspaper, “Two Turkish Women Artists’ Extraordinary Exhibition in Germany”, Turkey, 5/11/2018

Stuttgarter Zeitung, “Glucksmomente vor oder nach dem Sex”, Stuttgart, Germany, 5/4/2018

Ludwigsburger Kreiszeitung, “Vom Gegensatz der Perspektiven”, Ludwigsburg, Germany, 5/4/2018

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

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

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

Poets and Artists Magazine: ‘Eros Gaze’, issue #93, May 2018

American Art Collector Magazine, issue #131, Sep 2016

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

Who’s Afraid of Feminism, Exhibition Catalog, Women’s Caucus for Art, August 2015, p 153

Greenpointers.comEight Brilliant Painters with Studios in Greenpoint, by Ona Abelis, 2/15/2015 - more-53365, ‘Playground’ A Preview of Buket Savci’s Solo Exhibition at Olcay Art in Istanbul by Jacob Hicks, 11/3/2014

Bushwick Daily; review of Greenpoint Open Studios, by Danielle Kalamaras, 10/7/2014

The Wild Magazine, “What To See at Greenpoint Open Studios this Weekend”, by Kate Messinger, 10/2/2014

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

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

Poets and Artists Magazine, issue #52, June 2014

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

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


Artist Talks


FIT, NY, February 08, 2021

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



Johnson Elementary School, volunteered for hands-on instruction at art classes during my fellowship at Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 November 2019

Wrong Side of the River Project Space, Brooklyn, NY, after founding the project space, while co-directing and organizing exhibitions, taught private lessons focusing on drawing, still life, composition and value                                                                                                                  Mar - Nov 2019

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