Nucleus Portland

Gizem Vural & Bijou Karman
2-Person Solo

MAY 8 - 31, 2021

GALLERY OPENING: MAY 8 / 1PM - 4PM



Gizem Vural
New York

Gizem Vural is an award-winning illustrator based in New York. She was born in Istanbul, Turkey and she studied graphic design at Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts between 2006-2012. After dropping out in 2012 she moved to New York to pursue becoming an illustrator. Since then she worked with many big publications like The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Atlantic. Her colorful work is recognized by prestigious American Illustration and she is holding three medals from Society of Illustrators. In 2018 she took a break from drawing for editorial pieces and focused on creating abstract work on paper with colored pencils for galleries. But now she is back working with publishers again.

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Bijou Karman

Los Angeles

Bijou Karman is an artist and illustrator from Los Angeles. She graduated with Distinction from Art Center College of Design in 2014.  As an illustrator she has worked with clients such as Harper's Bazaar, The Los Angeles Times, and Rihanna.  Her paintings are inspired by unique women, nostalgia, flora, and the California landscape.  In this body of work, fashion becomes a way to express the distinct personalities of her subjects. 


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