Hello! my name is Sunay Birik, I was born in eastern Anatolia in the city of Erzurum a place surrounded by high mountains,with harsh and beautiful nature lying under the slopes of mount
Like many of my fellow turkish citizens i am some kind of a child of the Ottoman Empire: Through my mother, tcherkess
From my father, former officer of the Turkish Republican Army, I am a girl of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk founder of modern Turkey.
I paint for almost 30 years and had many exhibitions in Izmit, Ankara, Adana and Istanbul in Türkey, USA and France where i am living. Some of my paintings are exposed in Suleiman Demirel museum and Istanbul University I would be so pleased to read your comments...
2013: My first trip to Venice, gorgeous!
La Dogana et la Salute
Sunay Birik has been awarded "le Prix du Public" at the 36° Salon des Arts du Pecq, near Paris, for her picture "Evenos en Provence"
HOTEL le PARC in Marly le Roi: Three flower panels for the lobby:
4 of my last paintings are now in the private collection of Orhan Karadogan,one of the most important art collectors in Turkey.
35° SALON DES ARTS
GALERIE du PONT-NEUF:
(may 22th to june)
Evenos en Provence
Evenos en Provence
La Porte du Paradis-*Primé AIDAL
la Seine à Bougival
Parc de Marly aux herbes folles
dream of roses
Peonies and ottoman flower bowl
secret garden in Marly
Roussillon en Provence
Le pic d'Olan en Oisan
Oisan in the mist
Les Fétoules, arête ouest
Galerie du Pont Neuf in Paris: du 7 au 11 avril
Académie Internationale des Arts et Lettres CULTURE et SOLIDARITE à Marseille: du 10 au 26 mars 2011
Les Artistes autour de Raymond Mustacchi
Salon des Artistes Alpicois: du 25 février au 6 mars
Paris, october 2008:
Culturel center "ELELE"
Salon de la jeune création à Marly le Roi
Lion's Club art exhibition in Paris
Salon des Artistes Alpicquois
Marly le Roi Cultural Center
Brumes champenoises (Oil on canvas 21x37cm)
March 2006: IZMIT SANAT GRUBU, invited by the Mayor of the Municipality of Eminönü in ISTANBUL, organized under the authority of Tancu CILIZOGLU a joint exhibition at Grand Vizir Ibrahim Pacha
Palace in which SUNAY BIRIK presented four of her last paintings.
A brief history of turkish painting
The art of painting is a relatively new development in Turkey
as it started in the occidental meaning of the term only in the last
part of the seventeenth century.If you are interested or just curious
about turkish paintings and artists just take a few minutes to visit
this short page about the history
of turkish paintings