About

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I am a visual artist and illustrator who studied MA Illustration and Visual Media in UAL, London College of Communication, born in Istanbul and current working/living in London. My work is inspired by poems, which reflect intimate feelings and love. Some of my recent works draws critical attention to the way in which people express their own self romantically in the modern age.

To illustrate such an abstract subject, I choose to use the technique, blind embossing.

I also experiment with aquarelle and ink paintings, which are aimed to communicate intimacy and give it a broader context in terms to tactility and texture facilitating the communication of intimacy through layers.

I am also represented by Made in Arts London in 2016, which is an initiative by UAL to promote young promising Artists and visual designers.

Recently my work has been exhibited in the London Illustration fair, 2016 alongside other artists of Made in Arts London. 

I have also worked extensively to create hand made 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.

A recent exhibition in Istanbul also exhibited my work as a part of the group exhibition called “Mindscapes”. 

 

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

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.

  • https://www.madeinartslondon.com/pages/belmin-pilevneli

 

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


 

EXIBITIONS

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

 

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

 

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