Biography

Born on February 20th, 1978 in İstanbul. She graduated from İstanbul Özel Semiha Şakir Koleji in 1996. She had to abandon her undergraduate BA degree in the Oxford Brookes University due to health reasons resulting from a traffic accident she was involved in in the year 1998. In 1999 she started working with Ayten Turanlı the art of ceramics as part of her physical therapy. Between the years 1999 and 2000 she continued painting as a student of the painter Nilüfer Tokay. Between 2000 – 2004 she took painting lessons from the painter İrfan Önürmen at Pi Artworks.

Thereafter she continued her painting education with Antonio Cosentino and exhibited in three group exhibitions. In the 2008 – 2009 exhibition season she was chosen for one of the “Ten Up-and-coming young artists”. From 2009 to 2015 she worked in her new hometown Bodrum with the painting and sculpture artist Rıfat Koçak. During this time she also took lessons in Turkish art of water marbeling from Selim Saygılı and gave to this art branch a personal interpretation. In adding the discipline of ceramics into her field of art, she continued her ceramic works in Bodrum with Ahmet Hıdır and Zeynep Ergüven. Her newest interest came up with the idea of working in the field of mosaics with the mosaic artist Neslihan Zabcı Erdal. Ayça Ersoy is keeping up her versatile art works in her own studio in Bodrum.

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