beldan sezen | graphic novelist

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Beldan Sezen

Cartoonist, Graphic Novelist, Amsterdam

Highly creative, straightforward storyteller. Loves boxing, her bike and coffee (black).

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'Every story has its form and way it wishes to be told. Sometimes it’s a comic, sometimes it’s an artist book, a cartoon or a graphic novel, a couple of drawings. All I do is telling it.’

I use drawing, collage and text to create stand-alone works and comic scenarios.

Skills:
Story development
Scripting
Image editing and manipulation (CS package)
Drawing from sketching to inking (Comics, graphic novels)

Illustration (editorial, Books, Posters, Flyers, Stickers, Webpages)
Cover Illustration (Books, Music outlets)

Drawings for Installations

I start by setting pencil on paper and continue to finish the work either digitally or ink on paper.

For a complete overview please visit beldansezen.com


Clients

  • The New York Public Library
  • The Library of Congress
  • University of Delaware Library
  • TekTek Berlin
  • Dansmakers Amsterdam
  • Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
  • Fietsenmakerij Freewhel
  • WOTH - Wonderful Thing
  • Becco Giallo editore
  • Eigen Huis & Interieur
  • A3 Review
  • Bruna publishers
  • private collectors
  • Stanford University

Specialties

  • ink
  • monoprints
  • graphic novels
  • comics
  • cartoons
  • story telling
  • poetry
  • literary adaptation
  • exploring socially
  • culturally inflicted stigmas

Skills

  • writing
  • pen & pencil
  • photoshop
  • paint
  • pastel
  • silkscreen
  • collage

Awards

2015
Global Arts Fund Award, Astraea Foundation, NYC
2011
Three-in-One Chapbook Contest Prize, Treehouse Press

Exhibitions

2015
To Separate The Body From The Machine at Morris Library, University of Delaware, Newark
2015
RESPOND at SmackMellon, New York, NY
2015
Hangen moet je toch at Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL
2014
TenderGender at Galerie Hooffzaak, Amsterdam, NL
2014
Open Studios at Vytlacil at Vytlacil, Sparkill, NY
2013
Grenzeloos at Salon Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL
2013
#Gezi Park, traveling exposition Turkartoon at various places, The Netherlands
2012
Non-Aligned at Gallery MIXER, Istanbul
2011
come come dear friend at AWA gallery, Amsterdam
2011
Mijn Amsterdam at De Balie, Amsterdam
2011
Werkschau at Hal 1, Amsterdam, NL
2010
8th International Women’s Art Festival at Shibani School, Aleppo/ Syria
2010
“Let’s Comics” at Shatilla, Beirut, Lebanon
2009
Personally Political – Contemporary Sensation at Art House Tacheles, Berlin, Germany
2009
„Zakkum“ Krimi-Comic-Ausstellung at frauen museum wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany
2006
Kollektieve Identitäten & andere Kleinigkeiten at gallery TekTek, Berlin, Germany
2005
miss egg & ander rood werk at Gallery Reibach, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2004
Querschnitt 17 at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
2004
SUPERMARKET KUNST at supermarket, Amsterdam, NL