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COMMISSIONS


Kiyoshi Mizutani/Daniel Menche, Garden (CD cover and inside photography), Auscultare Recordings, 2003.
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End. Errata (LP cover stamps and inside photography), Hymen Records, 2003.
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End. Science/Fiction (CD cover and inside photography), Hymen Records, 2002.

End
Science/Fiction (2002) & Errata both on Hymen Records.

Bio

Seze Devres, of Turkish descent, was raised in New York City. She has been creating camera-less photographs (photograms) that explore the potentials of light and color through abstraction since 1995 and has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in the United States, Turkey, and France. Devres' photogram process has gained worldwide recognition and was highlighted in the photo textbook "Exploring Color Photography."

Painting and photography always lead parallel paths in Seze’s artistic vision.  Her love of art continued at Bard College, where she double majored in Fina Art and Photography. At Bard she started to create her signature photograms. In 2001 she received a Masters in Photography from The School of Visual Arts, where she was awarded the Aaron Siskind Scholarship/Chairman’s Grant.

Seze has taught photography at Kutztown University, The International Center of Photography, and 3rd Ward Brooklyn.

In June 2007, Seze curated an exhibition on contemporary psychedelic art called “Love’s Secret Domain” in Brooklyn.

While continuing her creative work through her artistic and academic endeavors, Seze Devres works as a commercial photographer producing promotional material for small businesses and musicians. Currently her professional focus is on wedding photography and portraiture, most of which she creates in her Brooklyn studio. Her photography has appeared in The New York Times, Elle Magazine, Time Out, The Village Voice, and New York Magazine.

Seze’s passion for electronic music has influenced many collaborative projects: including special limited-edition releases for sound artists and press photos for DJs and musicians. Since 1993 Seze has been photographing parties, concerts, and social events in New York City on a regular basis. From 2006-2010, she photographed the hugely successful museum parties for the PS1/MoMA Warm Up summer events in Long Island City, NY. Every month, she co-hosts and occasionally photographs the guests of The Bunker, a world-renowned weekly techno party in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  She also hosts a vintage dance party called Kiss & Tell, which has a unique dress-up theme each time.  Seze’s images and designs have graced dozens of galleries, record covers, posters, flyers, magazines, galleries, and sites.

To contact Seze Devres or to find ways to purchase her work please email her at: email{at}seze{dot}net

Solo Exhibitions

2013
+ Botanicals - b/conte, Brooklyn, NY

2012
+ Photograms - Brooklyn Oenology, Brooklyn, NY

2003
+ Studio 19/JHB Gallery, Studio 19, Marseille, France

2002
+ Elle Magazine Young Collector's Series & Downtown Arts Projects
Emanuel Ungaro Boutique, New York, NY curated by Simon Watson

1999
+ Eclipse - AS220, Providence, RI

1998
+ The Day Science Clipped Its Wings - AS220, Providence, RI

1997
+ Fluid - Isvicre Sigorta Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
+ Monas Hieroglyphica - Artisan Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
opening night
pix
+ Extinct Anatomies - Fisher Arts Center, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (catalog)
+ Luminous Bodies - Fisher Arts Center, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (catalog)

1996
+ Persephone - Kendall Art Gallery, Hudson, NY
+ Metamorphos - Falez Gallery, Antalya, Turkey

Group Exhibitions

2008           
+ Tricks of Light: Experimental Photography by Seze Devres & Julian Shereda-McKenna, Charles Merritt Gallery.,Brooklyn, NY

2007
+ Love's Secret Domain, 3rd Ward Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (curator)
+ Innuendo, Art Space MCV/NYC, Brooklyn, NY

2006
+ Faculty Exhibition, International Canter of Photography, New York, NY

2004
+ Faculty Exhibition, Kutztown University, Kutztown,   PA
+ Contemporary Photography From JHB Gallery, Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA

2003
+ All That's Red, JHB Gallery, Bergdorf Goodman, NY, NY
view invite - view installation
+ Prima Facie, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY
+ Photo LA - The 12th International Los Angeles Photographic Print Exposition, Los Angeles, CA

2002
+ Armory Photography Show - Photo Art Book Art Gallery (New Haven), New York, NY

2001
+ Mad in Pursuit - White Columns, New York, NY

2000
+ Moving Image: Ten Years of Video at the School of Visual Arts - screening at Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY
+ Turkish Artists - Gallery X at Asia Minor, New York, NY
+ Coriolis - Metro 971 Gallery, New York, NY

1999
+ Rhode Island Women in the Visual Arts 1999 - Gallery Agniel at the Perishable Theater, Providence, RI
+ Building Bridges - A Group Exhibition of Turkish Artists, Turkish Mission to the United Nations, New York, NY

1997
+Small Works - Kendall Art Gallery, Hudson, NY

Curated Exhibitions

2007           
Love’s Secret Domain
, 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY

1995           
The Exquisite Corpse
, an anonymous exhibition of surrealist drawings, Fisher Arts Center, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY           

EDUCATION

M.F.A. School of Visual Arts, Photography & Related Media, 2001
B.A. Bard College, Photography & Sculpture, 1997
Art Students League, 1993

GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS

2003
Kutztown University Faculty Research Grant, Kutztown, PA

1999 - 2000
Aaron Siskind Scholarship/Chairman’s Grant, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

COMMISSIONS

see also: my record covers page

Damion Romero, Twins, PTapes/Tone Filth Records & Tapes, 2007 
(LP Inside Painting)    

Xanopticon, Psicite, Hymen Records, 2006

(LP stamps cover and inside photography)
     

Kattoo Megrim, Hymen Records, 2005

(CD cover and inside photography)

Meral Guneyman, A Christmas Memory, Venice/Warner, 2004
(inside photography)

End. Errata, Hymen Records, 2003 { more info }
(LP cover stamps and inside photography)

Kiyoshi Mizutani/Daniel Menche, Garden, Auscultare Recordings, 2003
(CD cover and inside photography)

End. Science/Fiction , Hymen Records, 2002
(CD cover and inside photography)

Ursa. Self-titled, 2002
(CD cover and inside photography)

Darcy, Dame. Meatcake, Fantographics, #11 July 2001
(back cover photography)

Flaw/Mab Pro. Self-titled, Troniks Records, 2000
(limited edition of 100 tapes, each with a unique cover photograph)

Romero, Damion. Medium, P Tapes, 1996
(CD, edition of 500, each with a unique cover photograph)

Speculum-Kaidan, P-Tapes/Transparency Records, 1998.
(CD back cover photography)

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Articles, Essays, Reviews

2008
Photospectres, by k.a.zigerlig, January 2008, view article

2007
Contemporary Psychedelic Art : Loves Secret Domain, Fashion Snoops Interview with Seze Devres, July 2007, view article

2003
Huntington, Richard. Light Inaction, Buffalo News. November, 14, 2003

2001
Aletti, Vince. "Voice Choices," (Review of Group Show at White Columns, NYC), Village Voice, August 28, 2001.

1997
Calik, Gulsen. "Seze Devres'in Sergisi," (Review in Turkish of solo show at Artisan Gallery, Istanbul), Cumhuriyet, November, 11, 1997.
veiw article in Turkish

1996
Ozel, Riza. "Kelebek Seze," (Review in Turkish of solo show at Falez Gallery, Antalya), Hurriyet, July 15, 1996, ill. veiw article in Turkish
Devres, Seze. "Metamorphos," Turkish Daily News, July 21, 1996, ill. veiw article

Work Published in Books, Catalogs, Periodicals, etc.

----, Photography Quarterly, Center For Photography at Woodstock, Fall 2002, PQ#84, ill.
----, Bard Papers, Bard College, Annandale on Hudson, NY, 1997 ill. (literary journal)
----, Bard Papers, Bard College, Annandale on Hudson, NY, 1996 ill. (literary journal)
----, Word and Image, Bard College, Annandale on Hudson, NY 1997 ill. (catalog)
Hirsh, Robert, Exploring Color Photography , Fourth Edition, Mc Graw Hill, 2004, ill.

Lectures

Bard College
Hartford School of Art
School of Visual Arts
Memphis School of Art
Kutztown University

Selected Collections

Ralph Lauren, New York, NY
Alliance/Bernstein, New York, NY
B & L Management, New York, NY
Lynn and Dave Cohen, New York, NY
Freddie Mac, Washington, DC
Anne and Marc Mayerson, Rockville, MD
Koch, Omer Istanbul, Turkey
Pfizer Inc., New York, NY
The Related Companies, New York, NY

Representation
JHB Gallery, New York, NY

 

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