WHO I AM

Meral Değer studied at the Department of Graphic Design
at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul and received her masters degree in 1983.
She continued her education in jewelry design and techniques between 1995-1999,
glass design and techniques between 2004-2009 at the Glass Furnace Foundation, Istanbul.
Between 2000-2003, she lectured at the Istanbul Yildiz Technical University in the Department of Applied Arts.
She lives and works in Istanbul.

Awards, Fairs, Residences:

The Thrace Prize for Graphic Design (1996)
Gold Jewelry Design Award World Gold Council (1997)
Gold Jewelry Design Award World Gold Council (1998)
Camgeran glass design competition, TR (2010)
Her designs were selected and exhibited in a group exhibition at the WC Council for
The European Prize for Applied Arts, BE (2009)
The SOFA IE Chicago, USA (2011)
The Abate Zanetti Murano Glass Design Competition - Venice Biennale, IT (2012)
The SOFA InternationalExposition Chicago, USA (2013)
The SOFA International Exposition Chicago, USA (2014)
The Glassfurnace Foundation, ‘Artist in Residence’ Istanbul, TR (2016)

Exhibitions:

2000 ‘Reflexions of Byzantine and Ottoman Heritages’, Staefa, CH;
2004 ‘Roses or Tulips’, StaefArt, Staefa, CH;
2006 ‘A Ladder to the Moon’, A. Caroline Kreutziger, Bremen, DE;
2007 ‘Stamps’, 75. Goldschmiedehause Museum, Hanau-Frankfurt am Main, DE;
2008, ‘Nature’ Kulturparkett, Jona, CH;
2009 ‘Mediterranean Breezes - Turkish Glass’, Riihimaki Museum, Helsinki, FI;
2009 ‘Tradition und Moderne’, Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Frankfurt am Main, DE;
2009 ‘Never Fading Tulips of Istanbul’, Castle Klaffenbach, Chemnitz, DE;
2010 ‘Impressions d’ Istanbul’, Abbaye de Neumünster, LU
2011 ‘Impressions d’ Istanbul’, the Blackheads House, Riga, LT;
2011 ‘Reflexions of Istanbul’, ’Yıldız Palace Museum’, Istanbul,TR;
2011 ‘Sofa Artists Exhibition’ Armaggan Art & Design Gallery, Istanbul, TR;
2012 ‘States of Material’ Armaggan Art and Design Exhibition, TR;
2013 ‘Tribute to Nature’, Armaggan Art & Design Gallery, Istanbul, TR;
2013 ‘Istanbul Breeze’ Hilton -Asmus Contemporary, Chicago, USA
2014 ‘Glass Unlimited’ Made in Istanbul, Kosta Boda - Emma Boda Glass Museum, SW
2014 ‘Istanbul Breeze’, Bene Rialto, New York, USA2015 ‘Symbols of life’, Kulturparkett, Jona, CH;
2015 ‘Sanat Art’ 7/24 Vol.3’, Armaggan Art & Design Gallery, Istanbul, TR;
2016 ‘Artist in Residence Exhibition’,Tophane i Amire’ MSU, Istanbul, TR;
2016 ‘States of Material 4’10 Karakoy Hotel, Armaggan Art & Design Gallery, Istanbul, TR;
2017 4 th. International ‘Denizli Glass Biennale’ TR;
2018 ‘Istanbul Breeze’, Wild Shaman Art Gallery, Portland, USA
2019 5 th. International ‘Denizli Glass Biennale’ TR;
2019 7.th International ‘Eskişehir Odunpazarı Glass festival’ TR;

IN PRINT

2011 Thinking jewellery
‘On the way towards a theory of jewellery’
(W.Lindemann & FH Trier / Idar – Oberstein-Arnold Art Publishers-DE)
2009 Contemporary Jewellery Makers
(Cologne&Newyork-Darling Publications-USA)
2007 Wertzeichen
(75.Jahre Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst-DE)
2007 SİMURGH Kulturzeitschrift
Zentrum Für Europaeische und Orientalische Kultur E.V.
(2007 Heft 3-DE)
2012 Südostschweiz am Sonntag (06.05.2012-CH)
2012 Zürichsee-Zeitung, (03.05.2012-CH)
2012 Zürichsee-Zeitung, (30.04.2012-CH)
2012 Akşam Gazetesi (04.05.2012-TR
2009 GZ journal (Goldschmiede Zeitung August 2009-DE)
2009 SCHMUCK Magazin (September-Oktober 2009-DE)
2009 Hanauer Anzeiger (04.07.2009- DE)
2009 FAZ-Rhein-Main (07.07.2009-DE)
2009 Frankfurt Rundschau (07.07.2009-DE)
2009 rma.de (Juli / August 2009-DE)
2009 Espresso Zeit für mein Hanauer Stadtjournal (August 2009-DE)
2009 Art Kaleidoscope Kunst Magazin für Frankfurt (Juli bis September 2009-DE)
2009 Arredemento Mimarlık (Ekim 2009-TR)
2009 Maison Fracaise (Ekim 2009-TR)
2009 HaberTürk Gazetesi (25.9.2009-TR)
2009 Taraf Gazetesi (8.9.2009-TR)
2007 Lint-Zeitug (Montag 24 september 2007-CH)
2007 Die Südostschweiz (30 September 2007-CH)
2007 Obersee Nachrichten (20 September 2007-CH)
2007 StadMagazin-Jona (September 2007-CH)
2007 GZ journal (Goldschmiede Zeitung November2007-DE)
2002 Mod (ocak 2002-TR)
2001 Ad/Decor (aralık 2001-TR)
2000 Maison Francaise (ağustos 2000-TR)
2000 Zürichsee-Zeitung (8 May 2000-CH)
2000 GZ journal/ (Goldschmiede Zeitung; Agust 2000-DE)
2000 Sabah Gazetesi (24 mayıs 2000-CH)
2000 Sabah Gazetesi (23 haziran 2000-TR)
2000 Gold-Bazaar (January 1999-TR)
1998 Vizyon (Temmus-ağustos 1998-TR)
1998 Vizyon (eylül 1998-TR)
1998 Vizyon (Kasım 1998-TR)
1998 Milliyet Gazetesi (10 ekim 1998-TR)
1998 Gold-Bazaar (January 1998-TR)