Meral Değer

Style of Art : Artist / jewelry designer, glass artist
Branch of Art : Jewelry design, glass art
Art Profile :

Meral Değer was born in Izmir in 1960. After graduating from the Department of Graphical Design of Mimar Sinan University, Fine Arts Istanbul in 1983, she studied in the Department of Fashion Design at Zurich University of the Arts in Switzerland from 1984 to 1986. Between 1994 and 1999, Değer continued her education on jewelry design and techniques at Akademi Istanbul and other studios. Between 2004 and 2008, she learned glass design and techniques at the Foundation for Glassworks as well. From 1986-1996, she worked in various advertising agencies as a graphic artist and private companies as a public relations manager. From 2000-2003, she served as a lecturer in Yıldız Technical University and taught, “Object and Jewelry Design”, at the Department of Applied Arts. Değer received several prizes: Thrace-Union Prize for Graphic Design (1996) and Gold Jewelry Design Award of the World Gold Council (1997 and 1998). In 2010, Değer received "Camgeran" Glass Design Award from Eskişehir Glass Museum. Her works have been exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions both in Turkey and abroad.

1999, "Geometry", group exhibitions in Istanbul
2000, "Reflections of Byzantine and Ottoman Heritages", solo exhibition in Staefa
2001, "Underwater Worlds", solo exhibition in Staefa
2004, "Roses or Tulips", group exhibition in StaefArt, Staefa
2006, "Ladder to the Moon", group exhibition in Worpswede, Bremen
2007, "Stamps", 75 Years Association of Jewelry Arts in Hanau
2007, "Nature", solo exhibition in Rapperswil-Jona
2008, "Istanbul Interpretation I", group exhibition, Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul
2009, "Mediterranean Breezes-Turkish Glass", group exhibition,n the Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimaki, Helsinki
2009, "Istanbul Interpretation II", group exhibition, Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul
2009, "Istanbul Interpretation III", group exhibition, International group exhibition, the Mediterranean University of Antalya, Antalya
2009, "Tradition und Moderne", International group exhibition, Deutshces Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau, Frankfurt am Main
2009, "Never Fading Tulips of Istanbul", International group exhibition, the moated castle Klaffenbach, Chemnitz
2009, ""EgeArt-Aegean Art Days 2009", group exhibitions, Atatürk Culture Center, the Aegean University, Izmir
2009, "Europeam Prize for Applied Arts", International group exhibition of World Crafts Council, Europe in Brussels
2010, "Camocagi in Aegean", Group exhibition, Atatürk Culture Centre, Aegean University, Izmir
2010, "Camgeran Glass Design Exhibition1, International group exhibition, the Glass Museum of Anatolia University, Eskişehir
2010, "Impressions d′Istanbul", group exhibition, Abbaye de Neumünster
2011, "Impressions d′Istanbul", group exhibition, the Blackheads House, Riga
2011, "Reflexions of Istanbul", group exhibition, the Yıldız Palace Museum, Istanbul

Reference:, Glass from Turkey, Contributing artist, (Istanbul 2007), pp. 8-9;;

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Country : Turkey
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