Mehmet Kutlu

Style of Art : Artist / ceramist
Branch of Art : Ceramics
Art Profile :

Mehmet Kutlu was born in Mersin in 1959. After graduating from the Faculty of Engineering at Çukurova University in 1982, he studied ceramics and graduated with the First degree from the Departments of Ceramic and Glass at Mimar Sinan Fine University in 1998. After completing his master′s degree at Mimar Sinan University (2012) and Hacettepe University (2012), Kutlu currently continues his doctoral degree in the Ceramic Department of the Institute of Fine Arts at Hacettepe University.

Kutlu has had several solo exhibitions and participated in many group exhibitions in Turkey and abroad. He has received many awards for his ceramic works in various competitions such as Aegean Cultural Foundation Wall Plates Competition (1997), the Canakkkale Ceramics Tiles Design Competition (1997), Dumankaya Construction Co., Tiles Design Competition (1997), Tourism Ceramic Competition held by Turkish Ministry of Culture (1997, 1998, 2002),  and the TRT Ceramic Competition (2001, 2003).

Online Exhibitions:
2002, Ceramics Exhibition - dem-art Art Gallery
2005, "Art Istanbul 2005" -
2005, Ceramic Exhibition - dem-art Art Gallery
2006, "Contemporary Istanbul", dem-art Art Gallery
2007, Ceramic Exhibition - dem-art Art Gallery
2009, "Mehmet Kutlu Ceramics", dem-art Art Gallery
2011, "New Stories" Mehmet Kutlu Ceramics, Rezan Has Museum

Selected solo exhibitions:
2001, "Sudan Bahaneler" Porcelain Organization, Yerebatan Cisterns, Istanbul
2002, "Minyatürk" Tolga Eti Art House, Istanbul
2002, "Göç düşleri" Dem-Art Sanat Gallery, Istanbul
2003, Tolga Eti Art House, Istanbul
2003, İçel Art Club, Mersin
2003, Vakıflar Bank Art Gallery, Ankara

Selected group exhibitions:
2000, Sidney Myer Fund International Exhibition, Sidney
2002, "Atak" UPSD Sanat Gallery, Istanbul
2003, "Soğuk" Santa Maria Church, Istanbul
2003, "06/34" Ceramic Exhibition, Toyan Sanat Gallery, Ankara
2004, "Hesaplaşmalar" Gallery X, Istanbul
2013, "Tribute to Nature", Armaggan Art & Design Gallery, Istanbul



Foundation : Mehmet Kutlu Studio
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City : Istanbul
Country : Turkey
Phone : 0212. 219 35 95
Preferred Lang. : Turkish / English
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