Buket Savci was born in Istanbul, Turkey. Just out of curiosity and thirst for new experiences she immigrated to New York in 2006. After settling down she received her BFA on painting from Pratt Institute in 2010 and MFA from NY Academy of Art in 2012. Her work has been exhibited widely internationally and nationally at venues such as Flowers Gallery, RJD Gallery, Kustera Projects, Dacia Gallery, Art Hamptons, Sotheby’s, Governors Island Art Fair (solo) in New York, Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, WI, Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, LA, Biennale Arcipelago Mediterraneo, Palermo, Italy, Kamakura Art Center, Tokyo, Japan and Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair in Istanbul, Turkey.
She recently had a two person exhibition at Kunstverein in Ludwigsburg Museum, Germany in 2018. She has won Jonathan LeVine Projects’ 2nd Delusional Art Competition People’s Choice Award in 2018 and Grand Prize for Dave Bown Projects’ competition in 2016 juried by Helga Christoffersen (Assistant Curator of New Museum, NY).
Some of the publications she is featured are; The Figure: Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture published by Skira Rizzoli, Istanbul Codex: Contemporary Artists From Turkey by Imago Mundi, Who Is Afraid of Feminism exhibition catalog juried by Catherine Morris, Poets and Artists Magazine, and International Painting Annual 7 by Manifest Gallery Publications. In addition to her studio practice she has taught printmaking as postgraduate teaching assistant at Long Island University and NY Academy of Art. She worked with Jeff Koons, Liu Bolin and Zaria Forman as their painting assistants. Recently she has attended a 3 month artist residency at Pilotenkueche International Art Program in Leipzig, Germany.