Biography

Oz Yikici is a painter & a poet living and working in London, England. She enjoys evoking feeling through the use of colour and intuitive brushstrokes in her work. She explores abstraction within landscape settings and draws on the surrealist technique of automatic drawing with expressionism.

Exhibitions

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2022

Twitter Exhibit 2022, York, UK
Platinum Jubilee Celebration Mini Exhibition, Open Studio, Abbey Wood, London UK
Blue and Yellow Exhibition, Greenspace Gallery, Ferryside Wales, UK
Incognito 2022, Secret Art Auction, Ireland & Online
We Are All In This Together: Hackney during the pandemic, Hackney Museum, Hackney London, UK
Explorations 1998-2021, Snug Art Cafe, Green Lanes London, UK

2021

SMAG ART Group Exhibition, physical & online exhibition, Blackheath London, UK
Explorations 1998-2021, Snug Art Cafe, Green Lanes London, UK
Parallax Art Fair, Chelsea London, UK

2020

Art Gallery SW, online exhibition, Bath, UK

2000

Degree Show, The Earthquake Series, University College Chichester, Chichester UK
Chichester Open Exhibition, Chichester UK

1999

48-hour show at University College Chichester, Chichester UK

Commissions

2019

Rainbow Forest – Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting of Borneo Rainforest, commissioned by Phil Ivens, Warwickshire UK

Private Collections

Hackney Sixth Form Centre, London
Various private collections in the UK and around the World (London, Oxford, Chichester, Birmingham and Istanbul).

Collaborations

2020 – 2021The Golden Sketchbook Project, collaborating with other artists in producing a sketchbook page for a travelling sketchbook. Sketchbook was auctioned for charity in 2021, for MIND UK.
2020 – 2021 – Website collaboration with a team of 6 artists, coordinating 36 artists to set-up their About and Artists’ Statement pages for the website. I was the main person to oversee this website project. Online project.
2000 – Design for Degree Show poster, working together with other artists. University College Chichester, Chichester.
1999e-motion, Otter Gallery Chichester. A collaboration with the artist in residency, Susan Diab. Website no longer online.

Education

1997 – 2000

BA(Hons) Fine Art with Related Arts, University College Chichester, Accredited by Southampton University

1996 – 1997

Foundation in Art & Design, Chelsea School of Art, London UK

1995 – 1997

A-Level Art & Design, Hackney Sixth Form Centre, London UK, A*