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 Photography and Sculpture. At the prestigious Bard photography program she started to create her signature color 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 two years in a row.
Seze has taught fine art photography at Kutztown University, The International Center of Photography, and 3rd Ward in Brooklyn.
In June 2007, Seze curated a 23 artist group 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 event 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, New York Magazine and countless online publications.
Seze’s passion for electronic music has influenced many collaborative projects: including providing artwork in limited-edition releases for sound artists and press photos for DJs and musicians. Since 1993 Seze has been photographing nightlife, 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. From 2006-2016, she co-hosted and photographed the guests of The Bunker New York, a world-renowned weekly techno party. She also hosts a vintage dance music inspired party called Kiss & Tell.
Seze’s images and designs have graced dozens of galleries, record covers, posters, flyers, magazines, galleries, and sites.