About

Gizem (pronounced as gift’s ‘gi’, and zen as ‘zem’) is a self-taught illustrator who studied Graphic Design at Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts in Istanbul, but left in 2012. She moved to Ithaca, NY with her husband. She is a very shy, excited, funny, hard working person. You can find her mostly at home, sketching or drawing with coffee in her favorite mug. In her work, she likes to create magical atmospheres, mushrooms and busy characters who are always buried in thoughts or hiding between leaves, watching around secretly.

Showcases///
Espai Cromatic, 2009 - 2010
Inkygoodness “Play” Theme Exhibition, 2010
Yerel İllustratörler 2, 2010
Mimar Sinan Güzel Sanatlar Üniversitesi, Koridor Öğrenci İllüstrasyonları, 2010
COW/2010 International Design Festival, 2010
Regional Juried Small Works Show, State of the Art Gallery, NY, 2012

Mail Me Art, UK, 2013

Solo///
Invite (Davet), Milk Gallery & Design Store, February, 2012

Published Works & Interviews///
BlueCanvas Issue #2 Magazine, November, 2009
Doodlers Anonymous (Website), 2009
(Korean) Elle Girl Magazine, April, 2010
BANT Magazin, July, 2010
Elle (Türkiye) Magazine, September, 2010
SoulPancake Book, 2010
Pikaland (Website), 2010
Inkygoodness (Website), 2010
Daily Joy (Website), 2010
LeCool Istanbul (Website), 2010
Vis/Res Mag. Issue #3, 2011
Poolga (Website), 2011
200/70 (Website), 2011
Artfuls (Website), 2011
CreatureMag (Website), 2011
Juxtapoz Magazine (Website, 2011
Flavorwire (Website), 2011
Anormalmag (Website), 2011
Illustration Friday (Website), 2012
The Curious Brain (Website), 2012
ComputerArts (Website), 2012
Visual Cache (Website), 2012
Creative Bloq (Website), 2012
SuperSonic Electronic (Website), 2013
Illustration Age (Website), 2013
The Bookery Cook (Website), 2013

Mail Me Art: Short & Sweet, 2013
Always Me!, dopress, 2013
Lim, Belarussian Newspaper, 2013
Society6 Calendar 2014, 2013 

Awards///
“Best Work” winner at Regional Juried Small Works Show, State of the Art Gallery, 2012
“Chosen” Winner to be archived at ai-ap.com by American Illustration 32, 2013

Works///
December 2009 - March 2010
Company: Alice BBDO Agency
Fa Perfume Website, Illustrations.
http://www.gencsenfa.com

August 2011 - February 2012
Company: Publicis Bold
D&R Shop / Advertising Illustrations.
http://www.dr.com.tr