I am a visual artist and illustrator, who studied MA Illustration and Visual Media in UAL, London College of Communication, born in Istanbul and currently working/living in London. My work is usually inspired by literature and poems, which reflect intimate feelings and love. Some of my recent work draw critical attention to the way in which people express their own self romantically in the modern age. To illustrate such abstract subjects, I choose to use the traditional technique, blind embossing, with a contemporary approach and process.
I work with aquarelle and ink painting, as well, with which I aim to communicate intimacy and give it a broader context in terms to tactility and texture facilitating the communication of intimacy through layers. Recently my work was displayed in the London Illustration Fair 2016 and other fairs with Made in Arts London. I have also worked extensively to create hand made
UAL Takeover - First Thursdays
London, 06.04.2017-30.04.2017 – Group exhibition curated by Creative Debuts.
In Transit— Online Exhibition
28.12.2016 - 16.01.2017
LCC Post-Graduate Shows 2016: Design School—
London College of Communication, London, 2016
London Illustration Fair 2016—
Represented by Made in Arts London
Mindscapes on Illustration— Hall Arts
Group Exhibition, Istanbul, 2016
Sparks, Digital Media Student Exhibition— FASS Art Gallery
Sabancı University, Istanbul 2013
Following My Dreams— FASS Art Gallery
Sabancı University, Istanbul 2012
Deniz Orkuş Students’ Exhibition— Press Museum
Pilevneliler Exhibition— Tolga Eti Art Gallery
WORK EXPERIENCE + INTERNSHIPS
1. Ogilvy and Mather— Creative Intern
2. Rafineri Advertising Company— Creative Intern
Worked on Yapı Kredi Bank.
3. trendyol.com / modagram.com— Graphic Designer
Istanbul, OCTOBER 2014 - AUGUST 2015
5. Design Academy 2016 @ Design Council
London, JULY 2016
WORK EXPERIENCE + FREELANCE PROJECTS
London, 2017 – Started to be represented by them.
Art Maze Mag— Artist
London, 2017 – Selected to be featured as an artist on the January 2017 issue.
Made in Arts London— Artist/Illustrator
London, 2016 - Present
Featured on Made in Arts London’s website with her works.
TACENDA— Visual Artist / Illustrator
London, 2016 - Present
Visual Arts and graphic design for a collaborative, award wining game project, TACENDA, as a team: Fini Fugu && Friends
- http://www.belminpilevneli.com/ - /game-tacenda/
‘Big Draw’, British Museum— Arts Volunteer
Volunteer of a workshop for children with University of the Arts London.
Art Cafe— Cafe Mural
Istanbul, SEPTEMBER 2015
Wall mural for Art Cafe.
Senkron Coach - Coaching Agency— Graphic Design
Corporate Identity Design for Senkron Coach
Illustration for a Music Magazine, Neo-Filarmoni
Art Cafe— Social Media
Aslı & Alev— Part Time Social media & Illustrator
Civic Involvement Project for children— with Sabancı University
AWARDS + RECOGNITIONS
Dare To Be Digital 2016—
Finalist with the game TACENDA as a team called Fini Fugu && Friends
Dundee, Scotland, 2016
ADAA - Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2016—
Semi Finalist – with the game TACENDA
visuals for an awarded game called Tacenda, which was one of the finalists of Dare To Be Digital Competition, 2016 in Dundee. Me along with my team, Fini Fugu && Friends had the chance to exhibit the game at the festival, while getting an Adobe Design Achievement Award. (2016)
Exhibitions in Istanbul exhibited my work as a part of group exhibitions like Mindscapes (2016) in Hall Arts and Transition at artnivo.com. Recently I am a part of group show called ‘The UAL Takeover - First Thursdays’ in London, curated by Creative Debuts.I was selected as one of the artists to be featured in Art Maze Mag, issue 1-2017.Apart from the group exhibtions and fairs, I assisted Aleksandra Mir for her exhibitions in Modern Art Oxford Space Tapestry: Earth Observation & Human Spaceflight 2017 and Tawte Liverpool Space Tapestry: Faraway Missions 2017.