- 05.09. 2010)
Ülkü Onur, born in Ankara in 1943, lives in Akyaka
since twelve years. Wishing to paint since her childhood, she finally
started to make pencil drawings after her retirement in 1993. Afterwards she
changed to pastel colours advised by her teacher John Robinson.
She participated in the design lectures of the Ankara
Painting and Sculpture State Museum in 1994 and continued her studies 1995
at the Ankara Art and Manufacturing Studio where she learned oil painting
techniques from Kayhan Keskinok.
After being told by Mr. Abdurrahman Öztoprak "Girl,
you started to paint abstracts" in 2005, she really started abstract
painting. From then on she consequently turned from working figuratively to
abstract techniques. She generally takes nature and natural elements into
her hands. According to her painting is a way of life, a struggle to be. She
wants to know how far her paintings go. Just like the human being strives to keep
alive and to share. The thought that her paintings can express her ideas,
feelings and personality makes her happy.
1995-96 Muğla Gallery for Fine Art (4 group
2001-2002 Ankara Contemporary Art Gallery ( 2 group exhibitions)
2003 Marmaris Municipality Art Gallery (individual)
1999-2010 Nail Çakırhan Halet Çambel Culture and Art House (individual
and group exhibitions)