Deniz Bayav was born in 1980 in Merzifon, Turkey. She lives and works between Neuilly (France) and Edirne (Turkey). After finishing her degree at the University of Marmara (Istanbul) in the Painting Department, she pursued her Master and PhD studies in the same University while working more specifically on painting and printmaking.
Her first personal exhibition “Survivor” was held at Gallery 401 in Toronto. She has also exhibited in Istanbul twice with her paintings and prints. She received the award at the 30th “Dyo” painting contest and the mention at the 6th International Painting Competition. She has participated in numerous collective exhibitions, fairs, biennials, painting symposiums in Turkey as well as abroad (INTERBIFEP Portrait Biennial in Bosnia and Herzegovina, IMOGA Print Biennial in Turkey, 36th Bradley International Drawing and Print Contest in U.S.A., International Biennials of Painting in Ecuador, Biennials of Watercolor in Mexico). Her works are part of many collections such as Bradley University, Art Suites Gallery, Alfredo Guati Rojo National Watercolor Museum, Ilhan Koman Painting and Sculpture Museum, Municipality of Elhovo, Municipality of Luleburgaz, Museum of Osman Inci.
She is a professor at Trakya University Painting Department in Edirne. She has been teaching painting, printmaking and drawing at this university since 2006. During the 2018-2019 academic year she worked as a “visiting professor” at Paris 8 University Department of Visual Arts in France.
2016 “Susmanın Kenarında…Isıgın Ortasında”’ Nisart Gallery, Istanbul.
2014 “Gün Bitecek Yırt Fotograları”, Düs Yolcusu Sanat Duragı Gallery, Istanbul.
2008 Devecihan Culture Centre, Edirne.
2005 “Survivor”, Gallery 401, Toronto.
2009 6. International Painting Competition of Ege Hasta Dernegi. Mention
2002 30. DYO Painting Price. Prizewinner
Contemporary Art Fairs
2019 “Dısarıdan” grubu, Tüyap 29th Artist, Istanbul Art Fair (Artist 2019), Istanbul.
2018 “Dısarıdan” grubu, Tüyap 28th Artist, Istanbul Art Fair (Artist 2018), Istanbul.
2018 “Dısarıdan” grubu, Artankara 4th Artist, Istanbul Art Fair, Ankara.
2013 Mudahale var mı?, Curator: Ali Simsek, 23th Artist, Istanbul Art Fair (Artist 2013), Istanbul.
2012 Neoartgallery, ArtXpo Arezzo, Italy.
2005 15th Artist, Istanbul Art Fair (Artist 15), with Marmara University, gravures, Istanbul.
2016 5. International Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum Painting Biennial, Guayaquil/Equador.
2015 16. Interbifep Portrait Biennial, Tuzla/ Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2015 11. Mexico International Watercolor Biennial/Mexico.
2013 10. Mexico International Watercolor Biennial/Mexico.
2010 9. Mexico International Watercolor Biennial/Mexico.
2010 2. International Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum Painting Biennial, Guayaquil/Equador.
2008 IMOGA 1. International Print Biennial, Istanbul.
Painting Workshops and Symposiums (selection)
2016 “Lüleburgaz Görsel Sanatlar Calıstayı”, Kırklareli, Turkey.
2015 “Art Suites Gallery XV. Uluslararası Workshop”, Bodrum, Turkey.
2014 “Portakal Cicegi Uluslararası Plastik Sanatlar Kolonisi”, Sapanca/Turkey.
2013 “Dubai International art Symposiun-DIAS”, Dubai/ United Arab Emirates.
2013 “Art Suites Gallery VI. Workshop Resim Calısmaları”, Bodrum/Turkey.
2010 “2. International Painting Symposium”, Yambol/ Bulgaria.
2010 “Painting Performance organized by Consulate General of Plovdiv”, Balabanov Museum, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
2009 Elhovo Municipality “Yanitza Painting Symposium, Elhovo/Bulgaria.
2014 Catalog of the personal exhibition at Düs Yolcusu Sanat Duragı Gallery, Istanbul.
2012 Auction Catalog of Artworks, “Karsı Müzayede”, Istanbul.
2013 Bayav D., Geleneksel ve Deneysel Yönleriyle Gravür Baskı (Engraving with its Traditional and Experimental Characteristics), Paradigma Akademi Yayınları, Edirne, ISBN : 978-605-5193-53-9
2017 36. Bradley International Print and Drawing Competition, Peoria, IL/ United States of America.
2016 Painting and Sculpture Museum 5. International Print Competition, CKM Art Gallery, Istanbul.
2014 rh+magazine International Young Artist of the Year Competition, MKM Besiktas Contemporary Art Gallery, Istanbul.
2011 Painting and Sculpture Museum 4. International Print Competition, MGSÜ Tophane-i Amire Cultur and Art Center, Istanbul.
2010 5. International Contratalla Exlibris Biennial, Tarragona/ Spain.
2008 Besiktas Cagdas MKM, IMOGA I. Print Biennial Competition, Istanbul.
2006 Centro Cultural Ciudadela del Arte Sala de la Boveda, “Snail” Subjected 5. International Competition of Exlibris, Zacatecas/ Mexico.
2005 6. International Exlibris Competition, Municipal Public Library, Gliwice/Poland.
2005 Painting and Sculpture Museum 1. International Mini Print Competition, Painting and Sculpture Museum Halil Dikmen Gallery, Istanbul.
2004 Istanbul State Painting and Sculpture Museum, 31. Dyo Painting Competition, Istanbul, Adana, Diyarbakır, Ankara, Izmir.
2004 International “Bicycle” Subjected Exlibris Competition, Belgrade/Serbia.
2002 Harbiye Askeri Museum and Culture Center, 30. Dyo Painting Competition, Istanbul, Izmir, Bursa, Ankara, Antalya.
2017 3. Yunus Ensari Painting Prize, Platform A Art Gallery, Ankara.
2014 Peker Art Prize, Cankaya Municipality Contemporary Art Center, Ankara.
2013 Sada Painting Price, Nevsehir State Fine Arts Gallery, Nevsehir.
2009 4. Canakkale Painting Price, Hacettepe Üniversitesi Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi Exhibition Hall, Ankara.
2008 Ankara Barosu Print Price, Ankara Barosu Culture Center Art Gallery, Ankara.
2004 65. State Painting and Sculpture Competition, State Painting and Sculpture Museum, Ankara.
Other Collective Exhibitions (selection)
2019 37. Dyo Sanat Ödülleri Sergisi ve Özel Dyo Sergisi, Galata Rum Okulu, Istanbul.
2016 “Ex-libris Brancusi 2016 Exhibition”, Lasi/Romany.
2016 “Basbulus” Print Exhibition, O’Art Art Gallery, Istanbul.
2015 “Yaz Karması”, Desen Gallery, Ankara.
2015 “Ölümün Nefesi” Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, MKM B Besiktas Cagdas, Istanbul.
2014 “Tasınan Durakta Bulusma”, Dus Yolcusu Sanat Duragi Gallery, Istanbul.
2014 “bas+bulus II” Print Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, Izmir.
2013 “Genclik Bulusması” UPSD Art Gallery, Istanbul.
2013 “Vadim O Kadar Yesildi ki!.. İlk Örneklerinden Günümüze Manzara”, CKSM, Istanbul.
2012 “Ardiye Art Show”, Warehouses, Thessaloniki/Greece.
2011 “Pesimist Karmasalar”, Pera Art Gallery, Taksim Istanbul.
2009 “Lettres”, Italia Letteredal Mondo, Curator: Luisella Carretta, Marco Ercolani et Giuseppe Zuccarino, Gênes/Italy.
2005 Tesvikiye Art Gallery, “Genc Portreler” Exhibition, Istanbul.
2002 Tekel Art Gallery, Drawing Exhibition, Istanbul.
Memberships to Associations and Artistic Organizations
International Association of Art (AIAP).
National Association of Printmaking Artists.
Member of the Osman Inci Museum Board.