ABOUT SUHANDAN OZAY DEMİRKAN
Born in Izmir, completed her art education at "Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst in Wien", on Decorative Arts and Textiles and her Ph. D. at Dokuz Eylul University, Social Sciences Institute, Izmir. Awarded with "Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst” in Wien. She has taken an important active role in the establishment of "Fashion & Accessory Design Program", Textile Department, Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Fine Arts. The artist has tended in fiber art works from 1996 up to date and has taken part in 23 group exhibitions in Germany, Austria, USA, Ukraine, Poland, United Kingdom as an invited artist and had 9 personal exhibitions in Turkey. Works in collections and public buildings i.e. Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz Poland, Istanbul Hilton Hotel, Izmir Dokuz Eylül University Rectorat Building, Istanbul Textile Bank, Vienne, Alexandria, Cairo,U.S.A She had freelance works on interior and fashion design, textile and weavings with own techniques in Turkey . She had researches and publications on contemporary textile and weaving art, ethnic and modern jewellery and accessories. The artist, who passed away in 2021 was a full time lecturer and Textile Dept. She was the head of "Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Fine Arts" and led Fashion & Accessory Design Program and she kept on producing her artistic works in her Alacati Atelier in Cesme, Turkey.
FIBERART “FIBER TRICKS ”
Gallery G-Art is hosting the International Fiber Artist
International textile artist Suhandan Özay Demirkan; presents her latest works to art lovers with the “Fiber Games” exhibition at Gallery G-Art. In this exhibition, "Anatolian Fiber Shoes - Anatolian Shoes", which are in international collections and museums, are exhibited for the first time in its own geography. In addition, the new collection called “Fiber Games” includes silk and paper shoes, caftan-kimono interpretations and space textiles.
Suhandan Özay Demirkan, who has developed a discourse equivalent to the plastic arts platform today, includes new arrangements in the “Fiber Games” exhibition, in which usable and abstract-conceptual works will take place together. Reaching new individual interpretations from the combination of known materials such as silk, paper, felt and fiber, the artist thinks that Fiber Art offers new possibilities in the art of transforming the two-dimensional expression of traditional textile techniques and materials into three-dimensional spatial interpretations.
“My collection called 'FIBER TRICKS', which consists of sculptural elements, is based on my perceptions, feelings and thoughts about art, space and time, enriched by my conceptual experiences. Undoubtedly, this collection is proof of how free a creative scene art and crafts are. “Fiber GAMES” is a small mix of my artistic adventure, navigating between dream and reality, yesterday and tomorrow, tradition and modernity, locality and universality.”
The artist's works are in official and private collections in Lodz Museum / Poland, Akademie Der Ange Wande Kunste archive / Vienna-Austria, Istanbul Hilton Hotel and Turkey, Egypt, America, England, Germany.