About

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 

EXIBITIONS

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

  • https://www.artnivo.com/a-night-full-of-moons-i_115580?arama=belmin

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
Istanbul 2008

Pilevneliler Exhibition— Tolga Eti Art Gallery

Istanbul, 2002

http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/uc-kusak-pilevneli-38360455

 

WORK EXPERIENCE + INTERNSHIPS

1. Ogilvy and Mather— Creative Intern

Istanbul, 2011
2. Rafineri Advertising Company— Creative Intern

Istanbul, 2013

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

Creative Debuts

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

‘Big Draw’, British Museum— Arts Volunteer

London, 2015

Volunteer of a workshop for children with University of the Arts London.

Art Cafe— Cafe Mural

Istanbul, SEPTEMBER 2015

Wall mural for Art Cafe.

  • https://www.behance.net/gallery/33195757/Mural-Illustration-for-Art-Cafe-Istanbul

 Senkron Coach - Coaching Agency— Graphic Design

Istanbul, 2014

Corporate Identity Design for Senkron Coach

Illustration for a Music Magazine, Neo-Filarmoni

Istanbul, 2013

Art Cafe— Social Media

Istanbul, 2013

Aslı & Alev— Part Time Social media & Illustrator
Istanbul, 2012

Civic Involvement Project for children— with Sabancı University

Istanbul, 2010

 

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

London, 2016

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.