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A WOMAN IN THE ARTS  
 
GULSUM KESKINOGLU 
 
Solo Exhibition 
December 1-14, 2019 
 
Opening Reception
Thursday, December 5, 6:00 - 8:00pm
 
Meet the Artist at Opening Reception
Artist Talk at 7:30pm 
 
 
ARTIST BIO 
 

Contemporary feminist artist, Gulsum Keskinoglu, showcases subjects and objects related to sociological, political, and conventional pressures women face on a daily basis. Born in Afyonkarahisar, Turkey in 1989, personal experiences and historical facts have propelled her work to be at the center of a conversation. Her art demonstrates and expresses not only the suffering a woman may endure, but more importantly the resilience women channel in a desperate station. Now living and working in New York City since 2014, Gulsum transcends the International Art World. Whether its incorporating sculpture and ceramic art that relies heavily upon a Turkish upbringing, painting integrated dots on canvas that illustrates vulvas, or weaving 100,000 needles and transparent linoleum, Gulsum is known as the original “feminist artist”. The artist’s gallery showings tell a story of boundaries women are held to because of the emotional state of mind that comes from living in a restrictive society. ‚ÄčArt People Gallery’s 2016 article “Things That We Know” noted, the artwork represents the psychological pain and fear women feel. The artist holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mugla Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Sculpture and graduated from Isparta Anatolian Fine Art High School Department of Painting. Gulsum participated in various national group exhibitions all the while expanding her studio experience with ceramic artist Tevfik Turen Karagozoglu in Bodrum. This launched Gulsum’s first solo exhibition in Bodrum, in 2015. The artist has embraced the expression she has discovered living in America while merging her two worlds: Growing up in Turkey surrounded by religious and culture boundaries and now living in New York City. Gulsum has continued to define her artistic platform by pushing and redefining boundaries. In May of 2019, the artist opened her first solo exhibition at New York 2019 Superfine Art Fair. The show was a huge success as Gulsum continues to create her politically charged sculptures. In October of 2019, she participated in a group show at New York 2019 The Soho Art Show.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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