Belmin Pilevneli is a visual artist and illustrator and a printmaker who studied
MA Illustration and Visual Media in UAL, London College of Communication,
born in Istanbul and currently working/living in London.
She took part in group exhibitions in Istanbul,
in 2002 at Erol Eti Art Gallery with ‘Pilevneliler’, alongside her artist family,
2009 at Basın Museum, 2014 at FASS Art Gallery with ‘Sparks’,
2016 at Sofa Hotel - Hall Arts with ‘Mindscapes’ and an online exhibition
‘In Transition’ with artnivo.com, ‘Ah!’ with PG Art Gallery
Before starting her studies in London she worked as a graphic designer and
an illustrator. While living in London as an artist/illustrator, she was represented
by both Made in Arts London and Creative Debuts, Chrom-Art in different fairs and exhibition like ‘London Illustration Fair 2016’, ‘First Thursdays - UAL Takeover, 2017 ’, ‘Tribe 17, International Art Fest’.
Lost and Found—
05.10.2017 - 01.11.2017, London - in collaboration with House of Illustration and UCLH Arts and Heritage - University College Hospital
Tribe 17 - International Art Festival— Oxo Bargehouse
London, 12.10.2017 - 15.10.2017 - https://www.chrom-art.org/tribe17
Illustratos’ Summer Fair— House of Illustration
London - 09.07.2017
25.05.2017 - 15.07.2017, Level 39 - Canary Wharf, London
- curated by Creative Debuts at Level 39
AH!— Galeri Işık
04.05.2017 - 20.05.2017, Istanbul - curated by PG Art Gallery
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
She also created hand made visuals for an awarded game called Tacenda, which was one of the finalists of Dare To Be Digital Competition, 2016 in Dundee.
She recently displayes her works in the exhibition ‘Lost and Found’ (until 01.11.2017) with collaboration of House of Illustration and UCLH.
Most of her works are inspired by poems, (some are written by her) which reflect intimate feelings and love. Some of her recent works draw critical attentionto the way in which people express their own self romantically in the modern age, which she believes that turns into quick digital games. Opposed to the digital domination she usually chooses the traditional technique embossing and pencil drawing to give intimacy a broader context in terms of tactility and texture facilitating the communication through depths and layers.
Upcoming exhibition: 'MultiLove' at Galeri Miz, Istanbul.
(19 December -1 7 January 2017)
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
‘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.