Canan Tolon

Canan Tolon

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30 Mart 2018

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Canan Tolon
Real Name: Canan Tolon
Birthday: 1955 (0)
Birth place: Istanbul, Turkey
Education: Middlesex University, Architectural Association

About

Tolon was born in 1955 is a Turkish artist. She now lives and works in Emeryville, California. Tolon has exhibited internationally in Los Angeles, New York, Ankara, Istanbul, Kiev, London, Oakland and San Francisco. Tolon works in the mediums of printmaking,  drawing, sculpture, painting and installation. In 2010, one of Tolon’s paintings, “Glitch VI” (2008) was a highlight at Sotheby’s auction in Turkey and in 2012, Art + Auction named Tolon one of the 50 Next Most Collectible Artists. In a Los Angeles Times review dated Nov. 14, 2014, the writer noted that Tolon’s paintings “highlight our tendency to look for recognizable forms” and “also perhaps a comment on the degraded quality of our image landscape.



Early life

Canan Tolon was born in Istanbul in 1955 and spent her childhood in France.

Education

She studied design and architecture at Ecole Française d’Istanbul (1975), Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland (1976), Fachhochschule, Trier, Germany (1979), Middlesex University/Architectural Association, London, England (1980) and University of California, Berkeley, where she earned an M.A. in architecture (1983). Tolon then worked in architecture in France and San Francisco.

Canan Tolon Collections

  • British Museum, London
  • Istanbul Modern, Istanbul IKSV (Istanbul Foundation for Culture and the Arts)
  • Nesrin Esirtgen Collection, Istanbul
  • Omer Koç Foundation, SantralIstanbul, Istanbul

Some Awards and residencies

  • 2012: The Kidder Residency in the Arts, Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 2007: Emeryville Public Arts Award, Emeryville, California
  • 2000: Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
  • 1999: Center for Mediterranean Studies, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
  • 1998: Arts Council of Wales

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Canan Tolon
Real Name: Canan Tolon
Birthday: 1955 (0)
Birth place: Istanbul, Turkey
Education: Middlesex University, Architectural Association

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