Marmara University, Fine Arts Faculty, Graphic Design 1993
Marmara University, Ataturk Education Faculty, Pedagogical Certification 2000
Esra Kizir Gokcen, painter, printmaker. Born and studied art in Istanbul. Working and living in London.
Inspired from the contemporary urban life’s detachment from nature and influenced by eastern miniature art and calligraphy. Latest works are mostly related with migration, globalisation, and spiritual awakening.
Uses multiple layers to create depth and emphasise the details. Recent technique is mostly acrylic and collage on canvas or paper while going on linocut and intaglio in printmaking. Located in Make Space Studios, London, Waterloo from 2017.
Esra’s art is about contemplation, consciousness, and spirituality. Her art is deeply aligned with her emotional landscape, exploring the oscillations between the Self and The Whole Universe.
Through her work, Esra questions the randomness of life, expressed through the flowing of ink, hues and acrylics, reacting with water. This fluidity is articulated in the interaction between the viewer and the work, and her work invites audiences to discover the delicate details.
2021” Art From Within” Charing Cross Library, Westminster, London, UK
2015 "Metamorph-trick" State Fine Arts Gallery, Ayaz Museum, Ankara, Turkey
2014 “Metamorph-trick” Arps&Co Art Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2011 “Bubbles”, Utopia Platform Art Gallery, İstanbul, Turkey
2007 “Floral Fairytales” Ürün Art Gallery, İstanbul, Turkey
2004 “Petit Bonhommies” Beykoz Service Center, İstanbul, Turkey
latest group exhibitions.
2022 3rd International Print Meet, Group Exhibition, Trakya University Fine Arts Faculty, Turkey
2022 The Infinity of Eight, Group Exhibition, The Collective Gallery, St Albans, UK
2022 Co-Traces, Group Exhibition, IMPACT12 Conference, UWE Bristol, UK
2022 The Infinity of Eight, Group Exhibition, Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, UK
2021 Invitational Yunus Emre International Exlibris Exhibition, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Online
2021 The Artists’ Pool Group exhibition, Henley Festival, UK
2021 Art Now1 -2 , Pop-up group exhibition, Pretty Vacant Lower Marsh, London, UK
2020 Cevrimici Zamanlar, Online group Exhibiton, www.artsonlinegallery.com
2020 Untitled, Group Exhibition, 54 The Gallery, The Artist’s Pool, Mayfair, London, UK
2020 Times Like These, Group Exhibition, Dundas Street Gallery, The Artist’s Pool, Edinburgh, UK
2020 The Resilient Self, Group Exhibition, Espacio Gallery, The Artist’s Pool, London, UK
2020 Aspects of Art, Group Exhibition, 54 The Gallery, The Artist’s Pool, Mayfair, London, UK
2020 Self, Group Exhibition, Dundas Street Gallery, The Artist’s Pool, Edinburgh, UK
2019 Lights in The Dark, Group Exhibition, 54 The Gallery, The Artist’s Pool, Mayfair, London, UK
2019 Vicious Circle, ArtNumber23, Group Exhibition, Old Biscuit Factory, London, UK
2019 Human Condition Group Exhibition, Dundas Street Gallery, The Artist’s Pool, Edinburgh, UK
2018 The Other Art Fair, Victoria House Bloomsbury, London, UK
2018 Colorida Art Gallery, Group exhibition, Lisbon, Portugal
2018 Winter Group Exhibition, FocusLDN, Menier Gallery, London, UK
2017 Arte Fierra Di Parma, Group Exhibition, Neo Art Gallery, Parma, Italy
2017 Works on Paper, Group Exhibition, The Bricklane Gallery, London, UK
awards. juried exhibitions. publishings.
2021 Art From Within – The book of 365 daily drawings by Esra Kizir Gokcen, self-published limited edition book
2016 2nd International Exlibris Competition Varna, Bulgaria, Worth to exhibit
2014 First International Exlibris Competition, Varna, Bulgaria, Worth to exhibit
2014 35.FISAE International Exlibris Competition, Tarragona, Catalunya, Spain/ Worth to exhibit
2014 Modern Women Bookplate Designers Book / Published 2014 in Portugal / Pages135-144
2012 34. FISAE International Exlibris Competition, Naantali, Finland, Worth to exhibit
2012 Turkish Illustration Catalogue / Alternatif Publishings / Istanbul, Turkey / Pages 492 - 495
2011 San Min Cup International Exlibris Competition Shanghai, China / The Excellent Prize
2010 1.International Exlibris Competition Nicosia, Cyprus / Worth to exhibit
2010 1.Kiev International Exlibris Competition, Ukraine / Worth to exhibit
2008 32.FISAE International Exlibris Competition, Beijing, China / Worth to exhibit
2015 3rd International Brest Print Triennial, Brest, Belarus
2015 25th Malbork Exlibris Biennial, Malbork Castle, Poland
2014 3rd Guangzhou International Exlibris and Mini-prints Biennial, Guangzhou, China
2014 / Cosmic Fish, 2014, Intaglio, 13x9cm / Arthur Da Mota Miranda Exlibris Collection / Lisbon / Portugal
2011 / Exlibris Ruya Kendiroglu, 2011, Intaglio, 13x8cm / San Min Cup Exlibris Museum / Shanghai / China
2006 / Tuba Agaci / 2006, Watercolor on Intaglio 297x210mm / Nuhoglu Collection / Istanbul / Turkey