I completed my primary and secondary education at TED Ankara College. I attended Istanbul Technical University State Conservatory and graduated with a degree in Liberal Arts. My husband Bülent Bora and I were married while I was in university. We have a beloved daughter, named Sim. I worked diligently for a long time as a model, actress and a TV presenter. During the same period I traveled to various countries, using this chance to find beauty to fill my visual memory.
I first took up the art of illumination as a hobby, through my dear teacher Eda Şahan. I moved on to stylized works, and it has been fifteen beautiful years since then. I was quite thrilled by the prospect of meeting with you.
Through these years of support and training provided by my esteemed teacher, I came to understand the interaction between art and science, and the development of art that is intertwined with history. As I mentioned in my first exhibit “My Dreams”, I believe that nothing in life is a coincidence, only options laid out before us. With this belief, and as a true “Republican Woman” born on October 29th, it gives me great pleasure to reflect my feelings in the arts of calligraphy and illumination, and offer them to the audience.
With my special thanks to my teacher Eda Şahan and curator Yalçın Denizyılmaz.