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Seza Bali is an Istanbul based photo-based artist, editor and Pilates instructor. She received her MFA from San Francisco Art Institute and BA in Fine Arts from The George Washington University.  She became a certified Pilates Instructor in 2014 through BASI Pilates®. 

 

EDUCATION

MFA, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA (2009)

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA (2007)

BA in Fine Arts, The George Washington University, Washington DC (2005)       

 

HONORS / AWARDS

Headlands Graduate Fellowship Nominee, 2009

Silver Medal and 2 runner-up awards, student photography category, Creative Quarterly, No. 15

Genç Soluklar IV (Young Talents in Turkish Photography), 2007

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Landscapes, Elipsis Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey (2014)

Foliage, San Francisco International Airport Museum, Central South Photography Gallery, San Francisco CA (2012)

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Contemporary Istanbul 11th Edition, Mixer, Istanbul, Turkey (2016)

Greetings From Now On: Territories of Commitments, Berlinartprojects, Berlin, Germany  (2016)

Printed'16, Mixer, Istanbul, Turkey  (2016)

OPEN, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO  (2014)

Photobookshow, Brighton Photography Biennial, Brighton, UK   (2014)

Women Photographers of Turkey, Sismanoglio Megaro, Istanbul, Turkey (2013) 

Contemporary Istanbul 8th Edition, Elipsis Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey (2013) 

Contemporary Istanbul 7th Edition, Elipsis Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey (2012) 

UNSEEN Photo Fair,  Amsterdam, Netherlands (2012) 

Editions II, Elipsis Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey (2012) 

9th Annual Art Auction, Root Division, San Francisco (2010) 

Counterpoint, 2010: "Approximating Truth", Togonon Gallery, San Francisco CA (2010) 

New World Order: Habitation, SFMOMA Artist Gallery, San Francisco (2009) 

Introductions 2009, Root Division, San Francisco CA (2009) 

Vernissage, MFA thesis exhibition, Fort Mason, San Francisco CA (2009) 

Instant Gratification, Space Gallery, San Francisco CA (2009) 

Onward (juried by Peter Barberie), Project Basho Gallery, Philadelphia PA (2009) 

Insider/Outsider, Root Division, San Francisco CA (2008) 

National Juried Plastic Camera Show, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco CA (2008) 

Genç Soluklar IV, Çanakkale Photography Festival, Çanakkale, Turkey (2008) 

Genç Soluklar IV, Görükle Cultural Center, Bursa, Turkey (2008) 

 

RESIDENCIES

MAWA - Mentoring Artists for Women's Art, Winnipeg, Canada, July 2016

Arteles Creative Center, Haukijarvi, Finland, September 2013

 

MONOGRAPH

One Man Show, ExtraCurricular Press, USA, ISBN:  9780989832007

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Contemporary Artists from Turkey, Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection

Sanatatak: Manzarayı Yorumlamak

Hayatın Yansıması: Fotoğraflar ve Seza Bali

Where the Art Is; Liberty Magazine, by Maria Eliades, December 2013

A Book of Beds; Foam Magazine, cover photograph, ISBN: 9789070516222

Eye Fidelity: The Guardian's Fourth Annual Bay Area Photo Issue; p. 26, SF Bay Guardian, Vol. 44, No. 44

City Brights: JD Beltran; Freshly Varnished And Ready For Their Close Up; SF Gate; 5.20.2009

New Talent Gallery Creative Quarterly, No. 15, p 68, Summer 2009

 

OTHER

Studio manager of photographer Richard Misrach, 2009-2012