Turker Ozdogan

photo of turker ozdogan with sculpture
Title:
Professor of Ceramics
Office:
Room 308
Email:
turkoz@gwu.edu

Bio

As a professional artist, Turker Ozdogan has achieved national and international recognition through a variety of research grants and awards, juried expositions, and solo exhibitions. These have had varied venues including, most notable, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, Meridian House, and the United Nations Plaza Gallery. His ceramic art has been reviewed and featured on television and in newspapers and periodicals as well as reproduced in texts on ceramics.
Professor Ozdogan’s work has been widely collected and exhibited in Washington’s art galleries and the diplomatic community, as well as many public and private collections in the United States and abroad. Turker Ozdogan traveled to Zibo, China (a center of ceramic art in China) for the 2013 Macsabal International Symposium and Workshop. His artwork was selected for the permanent collection in two different museums.

Turker Ozdogan attended the International Golcuk Ceramic Symposium at Koaceli University in May 2015. This symposium, exhibit, and workshop was organized by the Department of Ceramics at Koaceli University. Professor Ozdogan participated in an international ceramic exhibition at the Taksim Gallery, Istanbul Turkey in June 2016. This was by invitation of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. The Taksim Gallery, Istanbul hosted this major exhibition and gallery opening with country-wide coverage in the Turkish media. A large-scale catalog was also published featuring a page with his artwork and a short biography.

 


Current Exhibition

Currently invited to Kocaeli University Ceramic Symposium Exhibition and Workshop at Golcuk Ceramic School (Spring 2018)

 


Distinctions

As a practicing professional artist, he has achieved national and international recognition through a variety of research grants and awards, juried shows and one-person exhibitions. These have had varied venues including, most notable, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, Meridian House, the United Nations Plaza, Chroma Gallery Savannah Georgia, the Korean Embassy in Washington D.C., and the Turkevi Gallery.

 


Publications

His ceramic art has been reviewed and featured on television and in newspapers and periodicals as well as reproduced in texts on ceramics. Professor Ozdogan's work has been widely collected and is contained in many public and private collections in the United States and abroad, including the George Washington University Permanent Collection and Kale Ceramics Museum, Turkey. Professor Ozdogan's international activities include invitational exhibitions, symposia, and workshops in various countries such as Turkey, China, Korea and Greece.

 


Education

Masters of Ceramics, Applied Fine Arts School, Istanbul, Turkey
MFA Fine Arts, The George Washington University