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SELIN BALCI

 

 

EDUCATION

2012

MFA, Studio Arts, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

2008

BFA, Intermedia, WEst Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

2002

BSc, Forestry, University of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

 

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS AND AWARDS

2017

Trawick Prize Semi-Finalist, Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, Bethesda, MD

2017

Fellow Artist, The Center for Emerging Visual Artists ,Philadelphia, PA 

2015

Trawick Prize Finalist, Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, Bethesda, MD

2014

Project Grant, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

2013

Trawick Prize Finalist, Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, Bethesda, MD

2012

SOFALab, Science Art Collaboration Grant, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

 

College Art Association (CAA), Professional Development Fellowship in the Visual Arts Award, NY

 

Fellow Artist, Artist in Residence, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA

 

Smack Mellon Hot Picks Artist, Brooklyn, NY

2011

Goldhaber Travel Grant, University of Maryland Graduate School, College Park, MD

 

Artist Award, Artist in Residence, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2010

So-Hamiltonian Fellowship, Hamiltonian Artists, Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC

 

Anne Truitt MFA Scholarship, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

 

SOLO and TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2015

40 Meter 4 Walls 8 Cubical, Zorlu PSM, Istanbul, Turkey

2014

Bordered World, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

 

Microbial Growth, Sandbox Gallery, Washington College, Chestertown, MD

 

Arena, Honfleur Gallery, Washington, DC

2012

Interact and Transform, Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC.

2011

Organic Plasticity, The District of Columbia Arts Center, Washington, DC

 

Bound, Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

Istanbul Codex, Contemporary Artists from Turkey, BAM - Biennale Arcipelago Mediterraneo, Palermo, Italy

 

Gobekbagi, Buyukdere 35, Istanbul, Turkey (April)

 

Kentucky Derby Party and Art Auction, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY (May)

2016

Artnivo artists at Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

 

Under the Scope, Silber Art Gallery, Goucher College, Towson, MD

 

O Zaman Renk, Artnivo Project Space, Istanbul, Turkey

 

Influence (Visual Arts Faculty Art Show), AACC, Arnold, MD

 

Faculty Show, Marlboro Gallery, Prince George’s Community College, Largo, MD

 

King of the Forest: Adventures in Bio-perversity, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

 

CAPP at 10: The Shape of Remembering, Stamp Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

 

Kentucky Derby Party and Art Auction, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY.

2015

40 Metre 4 Duvar 8 Kup, Zorlu PSM, Istanbul, Turkey

 

Trawick Prize 2015:Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, Gallery B, Bethesda, MD

 

Peephole Cinema San Francisco, CA

 

Download, The Sofa Hotel, Hall Arts, Istanbul, Turkey

 

Kentucky Derby Party and Art Auction, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

 

Celebration and Memories, Lucca, Istanbul, Turkey

2014

Contemporary Istanbul with Artnivo artists, Istanbul, Turkey

 

Faculty Show, Marlboro Gallery, Prince George's Community College, Largo, MD

 

Life is Flux, Boyden Gallery at St. Mary's College, MD

 

Wish You Were Here 13,AIR Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 

Download, The Sofa Hotel, Hall Arts, Istanbul, Turkey

 

SCOPE Art Fair NY, Rush Arts Gallery, NY

 

I Kan Do Dat, Rush Arts Gallery, NY

2013

SELECT FAIR MIAMI, with Rush Arts Gallery (Chelsea), Miami, FL

 

Signs of Life, Rush Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 

Transformer Gallery Auction, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

 

Emulsion, East City Art Regional Juried Show, Gallery O, Washington, DC

 

Hamiltonian Artists Alumni Exhibition, Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC

 

(e)merge Art Fair, Artist Platform, Washington, DC

 

Trawick Prize 2013:Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, Gallery B, Bethesda, MD

 

Contemporary Art Purchasing Program, Selections 2012-13, Stamp Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

 

Regional Juried Exhibition, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD

 

Wish You Were Here 12, AIR Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 

WPA's Option 2013, Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA

2012

Call Collect 2012, Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC.

 

Microscapes, The District of Columbia Arts Center, Washington, DC

 

Empowered, Marlboro Gallery, Prince George's Community College, Largo, MD

 

Untitled no.3, Randall Scott Projects, Washington, DC

 

Fellows Converge 'Obstructions', Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC

 

VIP Art Fair, Online MFA Juried Exhibition, June 1-8, 2012

 

MFA Thesis Exhibition, The Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

 

Field Work, VisArts, Rockville, MD

 

Conflux, The Pearl Conard Art Gallery, The Ohio State University, Mansfield, OH

2011

Mind the Gap, 5533 Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

 

Fellows Converge 'Broadly Thinking', Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC

 

MidPoint, Stamp Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

2010

Scope Art Fair, with Hamiltonian Artists, Miami, FL

 

New and Now 2010, Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC.

 

Art Scouts, Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA

2009

Remember Your First Time, Herman Merrill Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

2008

BFA Show, Mesaros Galleries, Creative Arts Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

 

Horticulture Show, Greenhouse Facilities, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

 

The Code Workshop, Creative Arts Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

 

Wild and Wonderful, Asterisk Gallert, Cleveland, OH

 

Visiting Artist Lecture, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

 

COLLECTIONS

 

Aegean University Bioengineering Department

 

The University of Maryland, College Park Stamp Student Union, Contemporary Art Permanent Collection, College Park, MD.

 

Imago Mundi, Benetton Foundation