Emel Nurhan Oğan

Style of Art : Master craftsman / papercut (Kaati), miniature, and illumination (Tezhip) artist
Branch of Art : Miniature, papercutting (Kaatı), illumination art (Tezhip), painting and calligraphy
Art Profile :

Emel Nurhan Oğan was born in Istanbul in 1959. She graduated from the Painting Department in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Marmara University. She took classes in Turkish traditional arts from Semih İrteş, Mamure Öz, Sevim Kayaoğlu, Mustafa Çelebi, Mekek Antel and Dürdane Ünver at the Topkapı Palace Museum Nakışhanesi workshop. After working in the Şişecam holding for 10 years, she founded her workshop to concentrate art works. She has had many solo exhibitions, and has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Turkey and abroad. Currently, Oğan works miniature, paper cutting (Kaatı), illumination art (Tezhip), painting and other handicrafts at her workshop. She has also taught at İSMEK Turkish and Islamic Arts Specialized Center in Istanbul.

Solo exhibitions:
2003, Emel Oğan Art Gallery, Istanbul
2005, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Taksim Art Gallery, Istanbul
2006, Istanbul Kadıköy Municipality Art Gallery Center, Istanbul
2006, Istanbul State Fine Arts Gallery, Istanbul
2006, "2001 Art Gallery, Yeşilköy, Istanbul
2007, Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, the History of Medicine Museum, Istanbul
2008, Caddebostan Culture Center, Istanbul
2008, Beyoğlu Municipality Art Gallery, Istanbul
2008, Le Centre Cultural Anatolie, Paris
2009, "Sonbaharda Türk Esintileri", Nancy, France
Group exhibitions:
2005, "State Turkish Decorative Arts" exhibition, the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Ankara
2006, "Istanbul and Erguvan", the Museum of Islamic Arts, Istanbul
2006, "Traditional Turkish Fine Arts", Yıldız Palace, Istanbul
2006, International Ayvacık Art Festival, Ayvacık
2007, Caddebostan Culture Center, Istanbul
2007, "State Turkish Decorative Arts" exhibition, the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Ankara
2008, International Ayvacık Art Festival, Ayvacık
2010, "Istanbul Miniatures", Altunizade Culture Center, Istanbul

Reference: klasikturksanatlarivakfi.com, istanbulunustalari.com, İstanbul’un Ustaları (Istanbul: İstanbul 2010 Avrupa Kültür Başkenti, 2010), p.  127.


Foundation : Emek Ogan Sanat Evi
Web Site : www.emelogan.com
Email : emelogan@hotmail.com
City : Istanbul
Country : Turkey
Preferred Lang. : Turkish / English
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