Fatma Nur Bayraktar was born in 1980. She finished Sabiha Gökçen Anadolu Vocational High school for Girls. She graduated from the Department of Jeweler and Jewelry Design at Gazi University in 2001. She then completed her Master’s degree in the College of Jewelry Technology and Design at Mersin University in 2005. During her education, she worked under renowned teachers in the jewelry sector such as Mehmet Kabaş and Hasan Kale. In 2006, Bayraktar taught jewelry design and production in several companies and jewelry shops including the Cendereci Jewelry Boutique. In 2008, she participated in the exhibition, “54 Women – 54 Works”, on the occasion of the World Women’s Day at the Çekirdek Art Gallery. In the same year, she had her first solo exhibition “İlk İz” at the Arkeopera Art Gallery. She learned how to make enameled works from Mary Chuduk at the Cam Ocağı in 2008. In the same year, Bayraktar gave seminars on jewelry technology in Ankara, and on silver slip in Istanbul, Antalya and Izmir. She also gave a lecture on “the history of jewelry design” and “the philosophy of jewelry design” at the Istanbul Design Center. With the Jewelry Designers Portal, Bayraktar participated in the Galata Design Festival and exhibited her jewelry at the Istanbul Jewelry Show 29. In the same year, she had her second solo exhibition “Yeni İzler” at the Italian Culture Center in Izmir. She founded her own gallery İlk İz Art House. Since 2010, her collections have been launched not only in Beyoğlu, Nişantaşı and Belek but also in Sultanahmet in Istanbul. Currently, Bayraktar continues to make individual jewelry and accessories in Istanbul.
2008, “54 Women, 54 Works”, Cekildek Art Gallery, Istanbul
2008, “İlk İz”, Arkeopera Art Gallery, Istanbul (solo exhibition)
2009, “Yeni İzler”, Italian Culture Center, Izmir (solo exhibition)
2010, “Sevgilim”, Caddebostan Culture Center, Istanbul
2010, “İ.S.T”, jewelry exhibition, Şirlet-i Hayriye Art Gallery, Istanbul
2010, “Canım Annem”, Caddebostan Culture Center, Istanbul