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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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