To Dream, to Collect


Belmin Pilevneli

1990 İstanbul, Turkey

4 Works exhibited

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  • About the Artist
  • Meet the Artist
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Bibliography

A visual artist and illustrator, born in 1990, Istanbul. She is currently living and working in London. She received her BA in Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design from Sabancı University and MA in Illustration and Visual Media from UAL, London College of Communication.

Before moving to London to earn her master's degree, she worked as a graphic designer/illustrator in Istanbul. After she had moved to London, she changed her career path progressing in illustration. She was represented by Made in Arts London, Creative Debuts, Chrom-Art, and participated in different fairs and exhibitions such as ‘London Illustration Fair, 2016’, ‘First Thursdays - UAL Takeover, 2017 ’, ‘Tribe 17 - International Art Fest’. She displayed her works in the exhibition ‘Lost and Found’ with a collaboration of UCLH (University College London Hospital). Her first solo exhibition titled ‘Are You In Love?’ took place at Galeri Miz in Istanbul from December 2018 to January 2018, while she had an other solo exhibition titled ‘Love Me, Love Me’ at Shipton Street Gallery in London.

Her works were exhibited in group exhibitions both in Istanbul and Ankara. Her works were displayed at Galeri Miz's booth at Contemporary Istanbul in 2018. She recently exhibited her paper works at ‘Paper. A Selection of Turkish Contemporary Art’ at Pilevneli Gallery, Art Ankara Contemporary Art Fair (represented by Galeri FE ), Step Istanbul Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair (represented by Gallery Büyükdere 35 and Paper Street Co.) and at a group exhibition named 'Lost In The Highway in Soho House Istanbul.

Most of her works walk hand-in-hand with text and poetry, predominantly written by herself, while some of her works refer to metaphors for the beloved ones in Turkish classical poetry. She aims to compare the way people used to experience/see these feelings in the past and now, while aiming to communicate with people on healing. The inspiration behind her work is nature, poetry and human psychology and glimpses of oriental embroidery of Turkish and Eastern cultures. Intense feelings, intimacy, purity and healing are the themes, which she often visualizes with abstracted or semi abstracted forms.

She works on canvas with acrylic painting or paper which she embosses with an etching press. She also works with pencil, ink, digital painting and creating photo collages that are printed on either paper or silk fabric.


University of  the Arts London, London College of Communication MA Illustration and Visual Media
Sabanci University BA Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design
Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma BA Multimedia Arts (Erasmus Program)
Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti BA Visual Design (Summer Program)
Parsons, Paris BA Fashion Illustration (Summer Program)



Lost In The Highway— Istanbul  2019, Ipek Ozbay  küratörlüğünde, Soho House Istanbul
Step Istanbul — Istanbul 2019
Büyükdere 35 & with Paper Street Coi ile.
Art Ankara Contemporary Art Fair— Ankara, 2019 ‘3 Kuşak Pilevneli’ , Galeri FE.
Kağıt/Paper. A Selection of Turkish Contemporary Art— Istanbul, 2019, Pilevneli Gallery
Sanatçıdan Sanatçıya (From Artist to Artist)— Istanbul,  Ocak 2019, Galeri Büyükdere 35.
Illustrators’ Fair 2018, Londra -  House of Illustration. 
Buluşma IV— Istanbul, 2018, Galeri Fe
Art Sunday— Istanbul, 2018, PG Art Gallery, TOG Vakfı yararına.
Contemporary Istanbul— Istanbul, 2018 - Galeri Miz
Etheral Souls and the Purity with Annina Roescheisen, at Hush Gallery, Istanbul
Sunny East’s Curated by Sereeta Venkanah. In celebration of Womens day + Open Panel Discussion
Love Me, Love Me Solo Exhibition at Shipton Street Gallery, London
Are You In Love? / Aşık Mısın? Solo Exhibition at Galeri Miz, Istanbul
Lost and Found Collab with House of Illustration and UCLH Arts and Heritage - University College Hospital, London
Tribe 17 - International Art Festival Oxo Bargehouse, London
Level 39 Group Exhbition curated by Creative Debuts at Level 39, London
AH! Group Exhbition curated by Piril Gulesci Arikonmaz and PG Art Gallery at Galeri Işık, Istanbul
UAL Takeover - First Thursdays Group Exhbition curated by Creative Debuts at the Black and White Building, London
In Transit Online Exhbition curated by Yonca Keremoglu and
LCC Post-Graduate Shows: 2016 Design School Exhbition at London College of Communication
Mindscapes on Illustration Group Exhbition at Hall Arts, Sofa Hotel, Istanbul
Sparks, Digital Media Exhibition Group Exhbition at FASS Art Gallery, Istanbul
Following My Dreams Group Exhbition at FASS Art Gallery, Istanbul
Exhibition with Deniz Orkus Group Exhbition at the Press Museum, Istanbul
Pilevneliler Exhbition of the Pilevneli family at Tolga Eti Art Gallery



Aleksandra Mir  Assistant Artist for ‘Space Tapestry’ London, 2017
worked on the project that is being displayed in Modern Art Oxford and Tate Liverpool.
Made in Arts London— Artist/Illustrator London - Featured on the website with her works.
October 2014-August 2015 – Trendyol Graphic Design 
September 2015 – Illustration for a mural in Art Cafe, Istanbul 
2013 – Illustration for a Music Magazine, Neo-Filarmoni
2015 – Big Draw in British Museum (a workshop for children with University of the Arts London, LCC.)
2016-2017 Design Academy Programme by Design Council, London.
TACENDA Visual Arts and graphic design for the collaborative, award wining game project with the team: Fini Fugu && Friends.


Wosinski, M. Love Me, Love Me. Bharat and Jean. February 2018.
Parman, S. Les Expositions de L’hiver. Aujourd’hui La Turquie, no:155, February 2018.
Şener E. Piyasa Ekranı, Istanbul Art News, No: 48,  January, 2018.
Istanbul Art News, No: 47,  December 2018.
Mumay N. Galeri Miz’de Aşık Mısın? Istanbul Sanat Magazin, 19 December 2017
Monett. Belmin Pilevneli,“Aşık mısın?” “AreYou In Love?”  Kolaj Art 7 December 2017
Dargan, L. Alphabets of Humanity. Creative Conscience, 20 September 2017
Hjellegjerde, K. Curated Selection of Works. Art Maze Mag issue:1, 2017

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