suhandan@suhandanozay.com
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curriculum vitae (CV)

Curriculum Vitae ( CV )
Fiber artist / Designer / Writer
Prof. of Textile Art and Fashion Design

Born in Izmir, lives and works in Izmir and Alacati, Turkey

 

DEGREES HELD
• Magister Artium (M.A.) 1988, Universitat für Angewandte Kunst Wien, Austria (Diplome)
• MA,1971 -Master Class for Decorative Gestaltung and Textile, Universitat für Angewandte Kunst Wien,
• Ph.D, 1996, Dokuz Eylul University, Institute of Social Sciences, (DEU) Izmir, Turkey.

 

EDUCATION
• 1992- 1996- Ph.D ( Proficiency in Arts )Dokuz Eylul University, Institute of Social Sciences, Traditonal Turkish Arts Department (DEU) Izmir, Turkey.
• 1991-Pedagogic, Marmara University, Istanbul Turkey.
• 1967-1972, MA. & B.A., Dekorative Gestaltung und Textile, Prof.Rader Soulek Atelier, Universitat für angewandte Kunst Wien, Austria.
• 1955-1963 Lyceum-Izmir American Girls Collegiate Institute ,Izmir-Turkey.

 

AKADEMİC TITLES
• 2001-Professor, Dokuz Eylul University(DEU), Izmir,Turkey.
• 1996-Associate Proffessor-İstanbul ,Mimar Sinan University (MSU), Istanbul.
• 1996 -Assistent Professor, Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Textile & Fashion Design Department (DEU) Izmir,Turkey.
• 1991-1996 Lecturer, Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Textile Design Department, Izmir,Turkey.
• 1988 -Magister Artium ( Magister der Künste), Universitat für Angewandte Kunst Wien, Austria.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
• 1998- 2011 ,Textile & Fashion Design Department Head, Dokuz Eylul University ,Faculty of Fine Arts, Izmir,Turkey.
• 1992-2011, Fashion and Accessory Design Major Head, Textile & Fashion Design Department, Dokuz Eylul University ,Faculty of Fine Arts,Izmir,Turkey.
• 1998-2011, Academic Member of Institute of Social Sciences, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir,Turkey.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
• 1991-2011-Full time lecturer at Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Textile & Fashion Design Department Izmir, Turkey.
• 2007- Part time Lecturer at Yasar University, Faculty of Architecture, Izmir, Turkey.
• 2004-2005 -Part time Lecturer at Bahcesehir University, Faculty of Architecture, Istanbul, Turkey.
• 1972-1991-Art History, Arts and Design Instructor at American Collegiate Institute, Izmir,Turkey.
• 1971-1972-Bildnerishe Erziehung, Instructor at Gymnasium für Madchen, Wiener Neu Stadt,Wien Austria.

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
In her own specialised fields of Textile Design History and Art; Tapestry ; Traditional Turkish Textile Art ; Fashion and Fashion Accessory Design; History of Jewellery Design ; Shoe Design & History ; and “Fiber Art” she has surveyed scientific and artistic research, design projects and published books and articles. Besides she has mentored B.A, MA and Art Proficiency Thesis and design projects on these subjects.

 

AWARDS AND RECOGNİTİONS

• 1971 Diplome Prize -Hochschule Für Angewandte Kunt, Vienna / Austria.

• 1996/98 – Diploma Honour of Ministery of Culture and Tourism ,Ankara, Turkey.

• 2001 Diploma Honour of Textile Central Museum, Lodz Poland 10th International Tapestry Triennale Lodz.

• 2001/2003 Diploma Honour of Dokuz Eylul University,Izmir, Turkey.

 

NOTABLE COLLECTIONS
• Central Museum of Textiles Lodz, Poland
• Musee des Tissus et des Arts Decoratifs ,Lyon,France
• Virtual Shoe Museum Den Haag, Holland web koylink.
• Ege University, Paper And Old Book Arts Museum, İzmir, Turkey
• Carpet and Kilim Museum,Uşak Turkey
• İstanbul Hilton Hotel, İstanbul. Turkey
• And in private collections in Turkey and abroad.

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS AND CONFERENCES
• 2016 10th International Shibori Symposium, Oaxaca- Mexico.

• 2016 Revival of an old Craft: Kutnu Fabric & New Approaches, BEZCE 2016-Fabrics Touching
• Anatolia,7th.International Textile Congress, Marmara University, Istanbul Turkey

• 2015 ITCC International Costume and Textile Congress, Marmara University, Fine Arts Faculty, Textile Department, Istanbul, Turkey.
• 2012 1st International Textile Art and Design Symposium, Marmara University, Fine Arts Faculty Textile Design Department, Istanbul Turkey.

• 2009 IMECE 2009 International Symposium of Fine Arts and Design, Eskisehir University, Fine Arts Faculty, Eskisehir Turkey.

• 2005 13th ETN (European Textile Network) Conference, Visions in Textiles / from tradition to
textile art design of tomorrow, Izmir, Turkey. (conference & exhibition)

• 2003 20.Year ITS International Textile Art Exhibition & Symposium, Graz, Austria

• 2000 16. ITS 2000 International Textile Art and Symposium Graz, Austria

• 1999 15.ITS International Textile Art and Symposium Graz, Austria

• 1996 Moderne Und Kreative Webkunst Aus Anatolia, Simmering Amsthauses, Vienna – Austria. Tapestry (exhibition & conference)

• 1996 Old and New Weaving Art From Anatolia, Linden Museum ,Stuttgart, Germany
( exhibition & conference).

• 1996 The Role of Anatolian Women in the Art of Weaving, Völkerkunde Museum, Hamburg-Germany (exhibition & conference).

• 1994 Textile Art From Turkey -Tradition & Transitions Alexandria, Cairo Egypt.

• 1993 Textile art in Turkey ,Craft & Folk Art Museum, San Francisco, U.S.A. ( presentation.)

 

SELECTED ORGANIZATIONS

Among her selected art and design organizations:

• 2016 Alaçatı Utopias, Mixmedia Exhibition, Art Textiles in Alaçatı-Gallery/Atelier Suhandan, Alaçatı, İzmir, Turkey
• 2015 Spice Art, From Craft to Art II, Art Textiles in Alaçatı-Gallery/Atelier Suhandan, Alaçatı, İzmir, Turkey
• 2014 Felt From Craft to Art, Art Textiles in Alaçatı-Gallery/Atelier Suhandan, Alaçatı, İzmir, Turkey
• 2015 AnART Design Contest, Anatolian Artisans Project. (Project Manager), Turkey – USA
• 2013 2.Youth Art Days in Alaçatı National Mixmedia Art Exhibition, organized by ASD and Alaçatı Municipality. (Project Manager), Alaçatı, İzmir, Turkey
• 2012 1st Youth Art Days in Alaçatı National Mixmedia Art Exhibition, organized by ASD and Alaçatı Municipality.( Project Manager), Alaçatı, İzmir, Turkey
• 2011- New Beat : Design Shibori , 8. International Shibori Symposium (ISS’8) Hong Kong, China (Turkey designer Coordinater)
• 2008 New Beat: Design Shibori, 7.International Shibori Symposium (ISS’7) Lyon, Paris, France (Turkey designer Coordinater)
• 2005 Visions in Textiles from tradition to textile art / design of tomorrow, Exhibition-workshops organized by DEU Faculty of Fine Arts, Textile &Fashion Design ETN (European Textile Network. conference-) . (Project Manager), İzmir, Turkey
• 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003 Creative Shoe Design Contest-organized by Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Fine Arts Fashion Accessory Design Program and Aegean Shoe Industries Association. (Coordinater and Head Jury), İzmir, Turkey *
• 1994 Anatolian Civilizations Gold Jewellery Design Contest, Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Fine Art, Fashion Accessory Design Program and Temizocak Jewellery (Project Manager), İzmir, Turkey

 

MEMBERSHIPS
• Member of A.C.I. Alumni Association.
• Founding Member of Alaçatı Art and Culture Association (ASVKD)
• Founding Member Alacati Friends of Art (ASD).
• Member of ETN (European Textile Network), Hamburg, Germany.

• Member of FİBERART, Arts & Crafts Society, Pittsburg,USA, 2001

• Member of IPA ( International Plastic Arts) France-Istanbul.
• Honorary Member of IKO ( Izmir Trade Chamber of Jewellery), Izmir.
• Honorary Member of EGE AYSAD (Aegean Shoe Industries Assoc.), Izmir.
• Member of IOV (The International Organisation of Folk Art) Germany.2003
• Member of the Municipality of İzmir, Aesthetic Board (1994-1996)
• A.C.C. Austrian Craft Center Membership 1972 –1981