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NINA GOKSUN SAY
BIOGRAPHY

 

Nina Goksun Say has studied painting, drawing, art history, lithography, photography, computer graphics, music, and film in Europe and in the US since the 1970’s. She holds a B.A. Degree in Fine Arts from Rutgers University-Mason Gross School of the Arts - Douglass College (‘89), and an M.A. Degree in Fine Arts with a Painting major from Montclair State College (‘92).

She has lived and studied in New York/New Jersey area since 1985, and has been exposed to the arts in Italy, France, Switzerland, Finland, Germany, Austria, Canada, Spain, Ireland andTurkey. She also traveled to most of the states in the US. She received an early art education from her parents who are both artists.

Holding another degree in history, she explored archeological imagery expressing nostalgic inspirations and archaic realities through the interpretation of mythology (e.g., "Apollo" -Lithograph, 1987; "Aphrodisias" -computer painting, 1988.) Since 1987, she has had numerous solo and group shows demonstrating her strength both as a conceptual artist and as a painter of real depth.

In those shows, as well as in her new shows, her interests have been aesthetics, modern and contemporary art, and their relations to the art of the past. Confirming an old Navajo saying: "Mythology is the history carried forward," Say is carrying the archaeological heroes to our world, and exhibiting them together with today’s heroes.

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