Buket was born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1976, and continues working at her Brooklyn studio.
She has a background as a landscape architect, designing public parks for six years. And then she started studying fine arts in 2004 at Marmara University, Istanbul. She continued her education at Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts in 2005 – 2006 where she studied with Nedret Sekban and Ahmet Umur Deniz at Nese Erdok atelier.
With moving to New York in 2006 she completed her BFA in painting at Pratt Institute in 2010 with Highest Honors. At Pratt she studied painting with Greg Drasler (Betty Cunningham Gallery, NY), Chris Wright (George Billis Gallery, NY) and printmaking with Dennis McNett and Jennifer Melby. Meanwhile working at a high-end custom cabinetry company, she did the production drawings of Woody Allen’s kitchen.
She recently got her MFA from New York Academy of Art in 2012. Vincent Desiderio (Marlborough Gallery, NY), Steven Assael (Forum Gallery, NY) and Wade Schuman (Forum Gallery, NY) are some of the names she studied with. She had critiques with many well-known artists and writers as well as Eric Fischl (Mary Boone Gallery, NY), Ken Johnson (NY Times art critic) and John Zinsser.
Her paintings and prints have been exhibited in various group shows in New York like Sotheby’s and Flowers Gallery, Chelsea. And her work has been featured in Studio Visit Magazine’s Volume 18.
Her work is a visual diary where she explores the longing for once present intimacy and desire. By playing with viewpoint or putting the viewer in her own spot her desire is to observe being and indulging in those lazy moments of intimacy. Like the fragmented scenes from our memories, she uses cropping and color to capture the feeling of the moment. Delved into seeing evidences in details, she uses these suggestive and ordinary details that trigger her memory.
Despite the longing still enjoying her experience as a woman going back and forth between two far away countries, she captures coexisting together in a space with our need to love, trust and also playful mysteries and tendencies that brings it on.