About Ayhan Tomak

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Ayhan TOMAK
Born in 1970 in Antakya/Turkey, the artist completed primary and secondary schools here. Ayhan Tomak graduated from Istanbul University and participated in the IFAR Painting Group lead by Erol Deneç, while his studies.  He has been seen in many group exhibitions between 1991-1995 nationwide and mainly in Istanbul. He made dual and solo exhibitions after 1996.  He made indoors wall paintings, wooden reliefs and sculptures. He made illustrations for various newspapers and magazines, cover designs for books and music CDs, wooden reliefs and sculptures for movies and TV series. At the same time, he made designs in the functional art field, using mirrors, a new material for the artist. Ayhan Tomak is a member of Helsinki International Artist Association. He is currently living and continuing his art works in Istanbul. He is also teaching painting and wood carving in his workshop here in Istanbul.

2014

Nottingham, Wood Carving Workshop with Ayhan Tomak

 

2013

Gabon, Symposium International De Sculpture Sur Bois De Libreville
Nottingham, Eastwood Arts Festival, Wood Carving Workshop with Ayhan Tomak
İstanbul Technical University, talk and exhibition as part of International Women’s Day Activities
İstanbul, TÜYAP Art Fair, Galeri Eksen
İzmir Biennial
İstanbul, Master and Young Artists Painting, Sculpture and Ceramics Group Exhibition, Galeri Eksen
TRT Türk, Morning Show, Live

 

2012

İstanbul, TÜYAP Artist 2012 Art Fair, Galeri Eksen
İstanbul, ‘Gelişim’ Plastic Arts Exhibition, Galeri Eksen
İstanbul, Home & Garden Exhibition, Marjin Art
TRT Türk, My Job is My Life, Guest Artist Ayhan Tomak

 

2011

London, Joint Exhibition, La Galeria Pall Mall
İzmir Biennial
New York, SOFA 2011 Sculpture Objects and Functional Arts
İstanbul, Art Expo İstanbul, International Art Center
TRT Türk, A World of Design, Design Show, Guest Artist Ayhan Tomak

 

2010

İstanbul, Origami Rose, Group Painting Exhibition, International Art Center

 

2009

İstanbul, wooden sculpture and accessories for TV series Ezel (2009-2010)

İstanbul, Art Park – Bench Design, Venue: Nişantaşı Republic Park (2009-2011)

İstanbul, TÜYAP Art Fair, Galeri Sanat Gezgini
Helsinki International Artists Association Group Exhibition
TRT3-TRT GAP, Formula of Success Show, Guest Artist Ayhan Tomak
TRT 2, Art Show, Guest Artist Ayhan Tomak

 

2008

İstanbul, wooden relief and paintings for TV series Aşk-ı Memnu (2008-2010)

Helsinki International Artists Association Group Exhibition

 

2006

Adana Government Gallery of Fine Arts, Colour of Woman, Solo Exhibition

 

2000

İstanbul, Kadıköy Municipality Culture and Art Center, Solo Painting Exhibition

 

1999

Bursa, Akbank Art Gallery, Solo Painting Exhibition
İstanbul, Yaşarbank Exhibition Hall, Solo Painting Exhibition
İstanbul, Grup Dört Renk Painting Exhibition, Taksim Art Gallery
İstanbul, Grup Dört Renk Painting Exhibition, Salih Zeki Kolat Culture House

 

1998

İstanbul, Atatürk Library Exhibition Hall, Solo Painting Exhibition

 

1997

İstanbul, Dual Painting Exhibition, Yunus Emre Culture Center
İstanbul, Düşe Yöneliş, Dual Painting Exhibition, Press Museum Art Gallery
İstanbul, İFAR Group Painting Exhibition, MEB Art Gallery

 

1996

Edirne, İFAR Group Painting Exhibition, Trakya Birlik Headquarters Exhibition Hall

 

1995

Konya, İFAR Group Painting Exhibition, Government Gallery of Fine Arts
İstanbul, İFAR Group Painting Exhibition, Atatürk Library Exhibition Hall
İstanbul, İFAR Group Painting Exhibition, Perpa Commercial Center Exhibition Hall
İstanbul, Group Painting Exhibition, İstanbul University ÖKM Exhibition Hall