Sevgi Soylu Koyuncu

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Sevgi Soylu Koyuncu

She was born in Istanbul in 1962. She went to primary school in Istanbul and Diyarbakır and completed her middle school education in Ordu.

She received an honourable mention award in 1982 from the Environmental Problems Foundation of Turkey. In 1983 she graduated from the Department of Arts at Ondokuz Mayıs University. In the same year she was found worthy of praise for her work titled “Savaş ve Sonrası” in the “Our Problems” competition, which was held by Architects Society of Turkey. She received her MA from the Department of Graphics at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Hacettepe University in 1988. In 1992-1993 she worked at Nottingham Trent (Poly Tech) University. She worked as an arts consultant at the 1st Book, Culture and Arts Fair, held by Fırat University in 1993. Her two caricatures were exhibited at the exhibition of the Anti-Smoking Competition and they were included in the Caricature Album in 1994. She received an arts scholarship from the Government of Italy in 1996. In 2002 she attended the 5th Mexico International Watercolour Bieannial. The following year she was at the International Graphic Arts Bitola Exhibition. In 2004 she attended the 2nd Culture and Arts Festival of the Kars Municipality that took place in 16 August-15 September. Some of her watercolours printed as postcards by TAP and TEMA in 2005. She published her reviews in Hece and Anadolu Sanat. Koyuncu served as the chair of department at Ondokuz Mayıs University, Education Faculty's Fine Arts programme, and principle and vice-principle at the same university's Education Institute. She is currently teaching at the Department of Graphics at Ondokuz Mayıs University.

Her short stories were published in journals Varlık, Hece Öykü, Yom Sanat, Düzyazı Defteri. In 2005, her first short story collection, Gelincikler Geceye Düşer was published. The same year she came third in Sabit İnce Short Story Competition.


  • Gelincikler Geceye Düşer (2005)


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