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Gulten Imamoglu was born in Turkiye in 1970.At presents she is working as a professor of Fine Arts at the 19 May University in Samsun.In September 2009 her work of art entitled "Exile into Loneliness" was awarded first place in the painting category of the London International Creative Competition.She is member of lnternational Association of Art.

"The artist brings together her intuitions and utopias with a spectators’ reality and associates them with the meanings of colourful and dynamic paintings. Images of the artist, which make life and death related, moreover connected, which are seen at the same platform on life and death planes equal and identical.

The artist manages to bring together dynamism of beauty with stability of death, infinity of thought with concreteness of art and the mercilessness of reality with livability of dreams. Colours are not seen as real colours in her paintings, but as a vortex reminding us of a natural disaster. Opening our eyes to far horizons, they actually deal with meaningful and unexpected blows to our inner world. Its caressing is like a heavy slap on the face, its fluidity is like an escape sometimes borrowed but intractable. To tell the truth, the painter is skilled enough to escape from us and to take shelter in her colourful universe. She likes colour countercurrents and she does not hesitate to shoot us with that gun. Defining Gülten İmamoğlu as an artist who attacks us with colours and defends herself with colours would not be wrong, as she uses her colours as an instrument for a hurtful sense, wonderful excitement, an idolized death and a livable paradise.

The paintings exalt an abstract language where figures are mixed by dancing, in a sense. The artist paints color motions with a figure of fastidiousness and carries us to a perception, which is familiar to us. She concretizes the indefiniteness of figures with meaningful integrity of colours. Thus, she makes a personal, original and clear contribution to a figurative translation which we took from classism. While the paintings act as examples of the contemporariness which she had internalized, they do not estrange to the traditional art forms. Hence, on one hand they are academic, on the other hand, they wink to prodigality of a spendthrift bohemian. While they are displaying the reflections of an adventureous soul, they do not relinquish from a domestic sacred. Yes, the paintings are confidential but at the same time they make provocative eroticism as an dominant power.

The universe with its many complex systems contain multiple strata changing from micro to macrocosmos in a dynamic state. There is a constant regenerating motion, stratification and transformation in the universe.

The main characteristic of forms, which gives a taste of painting/sculpture, which cause misperception at first sight constitute multiple stratifications. With metastrata there are messages for the religions, for human memory/psychology, for existence, for the endless cyclus in the universe, for past and future, and especially for the time. Multiple stratifications are present in the artist’s abstractions, as in instant and memory. Every paintings have special nuclei. An overlapping of affective situation of the artist and her forms in the paintings is present. Color is the biggest gun of the artist by which while she rules paint’s own fact perfectly, she also gives a message to uncontrollable features of the time, which are speed and motion."      


2011 4th 2011 Showcase Winner,Artslant,"Mandisire"Amerika
2011 1st 2011 Showcase Winner,Fall Harvest,Artslant,Newyork 2011
2010 Artslant Contemporary Art Network,5th Showcase Winner,Amerika
2009 LICC London International Creative Competition 2009 Painting Finalist Award
2009 Artslant Contemporary Art Network,May Showcase Winner,Amerika
2009 Crimson Kaie | Artist of the day,4 April,London






"Passion" HayHill Gallery,Cork Street,London,UK

Abra Gallery,Westlake,CA,USA

"SÜRGÜN"Garage of Art,Istanbul

2008 ArtExpo,Jacop Javits Center,NewYork,USA
2007 'Purification'Art&Life Art Gallery,İstanbul
2007 LasVegas ArtExpo Art Fair,Mandalay Bay Conv.Cent,NV,USA
2007 'Anatolian Goddess', ARTEXPO Art Fair, Jacop Javits Center, NEW YORK
2006 'Suda Giz', Art Forum Art Fair, Art&Life Art Gallery, ANKARA
2006 'Anatolian Colors' 54th Sausalito Art Festival, San Fransisco CA, USA
2006 'One Red, Thousand Dreams', Altanay Art G., ANKARA
2005 53th Sausalito Art Festival, San Fransisco, CA, USA
2005 'Metaphysical Fantasy', Gallery Artist, ISTANBUL
2004 ANKART Art Fair, (Gallery Artist) ANKARA
2003 'Metaformik Duyumlar' Gallery Artist, ISTANBUL
2002 Hazeranlar Mansion State Fine Arts Gallery, AMASYA
1993 Akbank Art Gallery, SAMSUN
1991 Latifoğlu Mansion, TOKAT
1991 Ist Solo Exhibition, SAMSUN



2009 "Doğa-Aşk-Su"Binyıl Art Gallery,Istanbul
2009 ArtExpo,Jacop Javits Center,NewYork,USA
2009 Mix Exhibition,Gallery Binyıl,Istanbul
2008 Comtemporary İstanbul Art Fair,Gallery Binyıl, Istanbul
2008 Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas
2008 The Marmara Pera,İstanbul
2008 International Conference on Art and Art Exhibition,Pakistan
2008 Ziraat Bank Art Gallery, Samsun
2008 Florida,USA
2007 "Contemporary Istanbul", Gallery Binyıl, Lütfi Kırdar, Istanbul
2007 NeoCon Chicago 2007, Chicago
2007 Art Bosphorus 2007 Contemporary Art Fair, Istanbul
2007 Artist Art Gallery, Istanbul
2007 State Fine Arts Gallery, Samsun
2007 Pera Art Gallery, İstanbul
2007 IMSG, Istanbul
2006 Art&Life Art Gallery, Istanbul
2006 OMU, Samsun
2006 Galeri Artist,20th Year Group Exhibition,Istanbul
2006 lstanbul Modern Arts Gallery, lstanbul
2005 ART-IST, Lutfi Kırdar Cong.& Cult. Center, Ist.
2005 Çekirdek Art Gallery, Istanbul
2005 Buca Education. Faculty, Int. Visual Arts Encounter, Izmir
2005 Gallery Artist, (Fulya), Istanbul
2004 Garage of Art, Istanbul
2004 National Women Activities Festival, Samsun
2004 O.M.U. Instructors Painting Exhibition, Samsun
2003 12. International Pressing Bienal, Bulgaria
2003 Antik Art Gallery, (Rotary Club) Istanbul
2003 Osmanbey Art Gallery, Istanbul
2003 Artist 2003, 13. Istanbul Art Fair, İstanbul
2003 80th Anniversary of Republic, AKM, Samsun
2002 "Drawing" Exh., O.M.U. Dpt. of Fine Arts, Samsun
2002 O.M.U. Instructors Painting Exhibition, Samsun
2001 Çarşamba Cultural-Arts Festival, Samsun
2001 O.M.U. Dpt. of Fine Arts (Mng. of Culture), Samsun
2000 O.M.U. Dpt. of Fine Arts, (Opel), Samsun
2000 "The Week of Museums", O.M.U., Dpt. of Fine Arts
2000 O.M.U. Education Faculty, Fine Arts Dpt., Samsun
1997 Samsun Visual Arts Association, Sinop
1997 Samsun Visual Arts Association, Samsun
1992 M.F.A. Group Exh. (State Fine Arts Gal.), Samsun
1991 Graduation Thesis Exhibition, Samsun
1991 "İlkadım Karadeniz II", Ankara
1990 Education Faculty Deanship, Samsun
1989 "İlkadım Karadeniz I", Ankara



Recent Exhibits

GULTEN IMAMOGLU participated in these exhibits:

Feb, 2013 Annual in house group show
ABRA Gallery
Sep, 2012 Expressions of The Middle East
Artrageous Gallery
Nov, 2009 Passion
Hay Hill Gallery
Nov, 2009 "Exile"
Hay Hill Gallery
Exhibited with these artists
Exhibited at these venues
GULTEN IMAMOGLU has Exhibited at these venues:

ABRA Gallery Artrageous Gallery
Hay Hill Gallery

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