her education in 1986 at the Painting Department of the Faculty of
Fine Arts of the Hacettepe University, she had the possibility to
visit courses of teachers like Adnan Turani, Turan Erol, Mustafa
Ayaz. 1990 she graduated from the studio of Zahit Büyükişleyen.
During her master studies she worked under Hasan Pekmezci, Zafer
Gençaydın and Veysel Günay, finishing her master education 1992 in
the same area.
Beside various group exhibitions
she also opened four personal ones:
1992 Ankara Oluşum Art Gallery
1993 Bursa State Gallery for
2000 Ankara Piyano & Piyano Art
2005 Ziraat Bankaı Kuğulu Art
For a time the artist worked as
the manager of the Vakko Art Gallery. Working for the Culture
Ministry she illustrated book covers and worked on poster graphics.
Besides teaching art she nowadays works in her own studio.
Ilhans first paintings dealt with environmental pollution and human
On her quest for colour and form she produced abstract
collages on over-urbanisation and pollution.
The distinguished stages of her
career are reflected by evident differences in style and subject.
Up to date she has opened four
exhibitions, expressing the facts of life in a semi-abstract work
The artist remarking on her
“I transfer events I live or
feel, filtered through emotions and thoughts, in my very own manner
into my work. The most important elements in my paintings are the
recurring shades of colours and blots.”
Tülay Ilhan continues to work in
her own studio.