was born in Istanbul, Turkey in in 1978.
Between 1995-99 Gizem worked in artist
studios in Istanbul, working with sculpture
In 1999 she moved to New York to start
graduate school in economics.
She is currently living and painting in
New York, USA.
Artists Statement - Gizem Saka
My art is about experimenting with shapes
and colors. I see art as an expression
of feelings but more importantly as a
domain for freedom. Painting has given
me the felixibility to expand in all directions:
expanding along the surface of the canvas
vertically and horizontally and then going
deep into the painting, which completes
the idea of space and movement in that
space. It's vast.