Seda Uslu is a textile and jewelry designer who is proficient at designing products that are environmentally friendly and harmless to the human body and all other living beings.

 

Initially designing clothes for children, Seda turned to fabric design later in her career. She has had extensive experience as a surface and fabric designer. Disappointed at the prevalent human rights and environmental abuses associated with the production methods at textile factories, Seda left the textile industry. In addition to her conventional college education and training in design and fine arts, she mastered traditional handicraft techniques (filigree, pearl inlay and copper relief) working with seasoned jewelry artisans for four years in the world renowned Grand Bazaar of Istanbul.

 

Seda's technique focuses on primitive traditional crafts. She continuously aspires to bring together pioneering works that merge ancient production methods with art-design-craft concepts. Her craft draws largely from archeology and philosophy against the grandiose aim of transcending knowledge and labor through time and space.

 

Born in Bursa, 1987


Istanbul-based independent textile and jewelry designer, 2010 onwards

Education

2021-     Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir

          Graduate School of Fine Arts, Master of Arts in Art and Design

2008-2015 Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul

          Faculty of Fine Arts, Textile and Fashion Design

 

2000-2003 Necatibey Vocational High School, Bursa

          Clothing Production Technology

Projects

  •  Necklace from the “I am the ocean  collection” Legnica Silver Festival.  Holownia  Group Exhibition. (5  May – 20 June 2021) Gallery of Art in Legnica, pl. Katedralny 1, Legnica

  • “Spoken Words” Ring Collection, The first edition  Istanbul Jewellery Week (Online 7-10th December 2020) Istanbul

  • “Haunt The Legends” Jewelry Collection, The first edition Romanian Jewelry Week                                                        (22-27th September 2020) Bucharest, Romania

  • “Mèrdiné Filigree” Jewelry Collection, 4th International Contemporary Jewelry Exhibition National Museum of Decorative Arts Madrid (7 February - 29 March 2020) Madrid

  • “Mythological Things” Jewelry Collection, BACHT Showroom, AA-Collected Group Exhibition               (14 November 2019 - 15 January 2020) Vienna

  • “Mèrdiné Filigree” Jewelry Collection, CKM Art Gallery, Group Exhibition                               (19 April-10 May 2018) Istanbul

  • The criticism titled “Fascist Language of Fashion”, Young Art Magazine, January issue,              (2018) Istanbul

  • “Asemic Writing” Handkerchief Collection, Tasarım Bakkalı 'Tailor made dreams' with Mehmet Yılmaz        (1-30 June 2016) Istanbul

  • “ Vagabond State” Experimental Jewelry Collection, Ayşe Jewelry Gallery, Group Exhibition              (8-29 February 2016) Istanbul

  • “ Vagabond State” Experimental Jewelry Collection, Niş-Art Gallery, Group Exhibition                  (3-13 October 2015) Istanbul

  • “Shahmaran”Turkey Innovation Week, Exhibition of projects that have won awards in Design Competitions (2013) Istanbul

  • “Shahmaran” 3. Turkey Home Textiles Design Competition, Second Prize                                (2013) Bursa

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