Nur Balkır Kuru

RESUME

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Contact:

E-mail: nur.balkirkuru@khas.edu.tr

Address: Kadir Has University, Faculty of Art and Design,

Kadir Has Caddesi, 34083 Cibali, Istanbul/Turkey

Phone: 0212 5336532-1302

 

EDUCATION

2009 PhD in Art Education. University of North Texas, School of Visual Arts, Texas, USA

1997 MFA in Printmaking. University of Newcastle upon Tyne,  Newcastle, UK

1991 BA in Art Education (with a focus on painting). Dokuz Eylul University, Buca Education Faculty, Izmir, Turkey

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2010-Current: Assistant Professor, Fine Arts Faculty, Kadir Has University, Istanbul/ Turkey

2008-2009: Teaching fellow for Drawing I and II; Teaching Assistant for ‘Children and Art’, University of North Texas,  Denton, TX

Spring 2009: Substitute art teacher for Krum School District, Krum, TX

2004-2007: Instructor teaching assistant and teaching fellow for core courses drawing I and II, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

2002-2004: Teaching and Area Assistant, University of North Texas, College of Visual Arts and Design, Denton, TX

1997-2002: Research Assistant, Fine Arts Department, Education Faculty, Suleyman Demirel University, Burdur, Turkey

 

AWARDS

2015 Mansion Award at a Photography Competition titled “Istanbul Hiçbirimizin”
2003 Recipient of Bradley Edward Sterling Memorial Scholarship, USA

1994 Recipient of Turkish National Competitive Scholarships from Turkish    Higher Education Board for Graduate Study in the United Kingdom, 1995-97

1988 Mansion Award at art competition, Buca Education Faculty, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey

 

BOOKS:

“Visual Culture in Art Teacher Education” ISBN: 978-3-659-66077-1, Aralık 2014, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Almanya

“Sanatın Temelleri: Teori ve Uygulama” Translated from “Art Fundamentals: Theory and Practice” 12. Edition. Karakalem Kitabevi, 2015

 

EXHIBITIONS

Solo Shows

2014 -Work on paper Exhibition, “Ev Halleri”, Galeri Artist, Istanbul, Turkey

2001 -Painting Exhibition. Turkish State Art Gallery of Fine Art, Antalya,Turkey

   -Photo-painting Exhibition. Ansan Art Gallery, Antalya, Turkey

2000 -Photography Exhibition. Burdur Art Gallery, Burdur Turkey

1999 -Printmaking Exhibition. Antalya Museum, Antalya, Turkey

   -Printmaking and Painting Exhibition. Burdur Art Gallery, Burdur, Turkey

1998 -Printmaking Exhibition. Is Bankasi Art Gallery, Izmir, Turkey

Group Shows

2013 -Group “Collaborate4” Takı ve Tasarım Sergisi, “Lands and Lines”, Ayşe Takı Galerisi, Istanbul

2012 -“Büyük Buluşma”, Sanat ve Tasarım Fakülteleri Öğretim Elemanları Sergisi, Kocali Üniversitesi, Kocaeli, Turkey

   -1st International Women Artists Exhibition, “ Art is Questioning Violence”, Caddebostan   Cultural Center & Doğuş University, Faculty of Art and Design Gallery, Istanbul

2009 -International Student Art Exhibition, Union Art Gallery, University of North Texas, Texas, USA

2008 -International Student Art Exhibition, Union Art Gallery, University of North Texas, Texas, USA

2006 -Voertman’s Competitive Art Exhibition, SOVA Art Gallery, School of Visual Arts, UNT, Texas, USA

-FWCAC 9 x 12 Works on paper Show, The Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

2005 -International Student Art Exhibition, Union Art Gallery, University of North Texas, Texas, USA

2004 -International Student Art Exhibition, Union Art Gallery, University of North Texas, Texas, USA

2000 -Turkish Culture and Art Symposium Art Exhibition, Isparta, Turkey

   -Photography Exhibition. Burdur Art Gallery, Burdur, Turkey

1998 -Art & Environment Photography and Installation. Burdur Art Gallery,  Burdur, Turkey

1997 -Ida Branson National Student Exhibition. Atkinson Art Gallery,  Midfield, England

   -International Student Printmaking Exhibition, 1997.  Falmouth, England

   -‘Works in Progress’ Exhibition. Hatton Gallery, Newcastle, England

1996 -Graduate Art Exhibition. Long Gallery, Newcastle, England

   -National Printmaking Exhibition. Lancaster, England

1991  -Graduate Student Exhibit. Is Bank, Art Gallery, Izmir, Turkey

  -Student Exhibition. Belediye Art Gallery, Izmir, Turkey

 

RESEARCH

2009 -“Visual Culture in the Context of Turkey: Perceptions of Visual Culture by University Art Educators in Turkey” a Ph.D. dissertation

1997 -“Primitive Ritual Art and its Modern Influences” MFA thesis

1994 -“The impact of Bauhaus on Modern Art and Education” Unfinished Masters thesis research

 

CONFERENCES
2015 – Balkır Kuru, N. (2015). “The New Young Turks: Art of Protest During the Gezi Resistance in Istanbul” FATE: Tectonic Shifts, Indianapolis, USA
– Balkır Kuru, N. (2015). “Continue Learning From the City” FATE: Tectonic Shifts, Indianapolis, USA
2014 – Balkır Kuru, N. (2014). “When an Anarchic Outburst Becomes a Course Project” Virtual Presentation; World Conference of Learning, Teaching and Educational Leadership, Ekim 29-30 2014 Prag, Çek Cumhuriyeti
-Balkır Kuru, N. (2014). “From Basic art to Basic Design Education” The Anadolu International Symposium on Arts Education, 14,15,16 Mayıs 2014 Eskişehir

2013 -Balkır Kuru, N. (2013). Decision Making in Redesigning a Foundations Program on the Context of Turkish University,    FATE: Foundations in Art: Theory and Education. Savannah, GA, USA, April 3-7 2013

2012 -Balkır Kuru, N. (2012). Philosophical Concerns in Fine Arts Education, 1-4 May, World Conference on Design, Arts, and Education, Cezar’s Temple Resort Hotel, Belek, Antalya

2011 -Balkır Kuru, N. (2011). Current Definition and Content of Drawing in Art and Design Education, 20-22 October, International Fine Arts Symposium, Selcuk University, Konya

    -Balkır Kuru, N. (2011). Decoding and Deconstructing in Today’s Art and Design Education: Teaching Visual Culture to First Year Design Students, 30 June-5 July, InSEA World Congress, Budapest.

    -Balkır Kuru, N. (2011). Visual Culture in Art and Design Education, Art and Design Education Symposium, 27-29 April, Başkent University, Ankara

    -Balkır Kuru, N. (2011). Art Education for Children with Special Needs; İs it Therapy or Art Education? Feb. 2011, 1. Çocuk Hakları Kongresi (1st Children’s Right Congress) Istanbul.

2010 -Balkır Kuru, N. (2010). Learning from Art Museums: Three Museum Assignments for Pre-Service Elementary Teachers”. The International Conference on the Inclusive Museum, Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul.

    -Balkır Kuru, N. (2010). Art Education for Pre-Service Elementary Teachers: An American Experience. Presented at the National Art Education Symposium in March 2010, 18 Mart University, Canakkale/Turkey

    -Balkır Kuru, N. (2010). Art Teacher Education Instructors’ Perceptions of Visual and Popular Culture. Presented at the National Art Education Symposium in March 2010, 18 Mart University,  Canakkale/Turkey

    -Balkır Kuru, N. (2010). Visual Culture in Art Teacher Education: A Turkish Case” World Conference on the Educational Sciences, Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul. Published in “Procedia       – Social and Behavioral Sciences Journal, Elsevier Publishing LTD

2009 -Balkır, N. (2009).  “The Impact of Cultural Globalization on Visual Culture: The role of Teachers”, ‘9th Annual Southwest Graduate Conference in Middle Eastern Studies’, in March 2009 at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

2008 -Balkır, N. (2008).  “Perceptions of Visual Culture by University Art Educators in Turkey”, ‘International conference  on Critical Literacy in Visual Culture: From Power to Empowerment’ in April 2009, Dallas, TX

2001 -Art Exhibit at the “Eğirdir with its Historical and Cultural Aspects Symposium” Isparta- Turkey

 

PUBLICATIONS

2012 -Balkır Kuru, N. (2012). “Philosophical Concerns in Fine Arts Education.” Paper has been accepted for publication in the Procedia-Social and Behavioral Journal (ISSN: 1877-0428).

2010 -Balkır Kuru, N. (2010). Learning from Art Museums: Three Museum Assignments for Pre-Service Elementary Teachers”. International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, 3, (1)

    -Balkır Kuru, N. (2010). “Visual Culture in Art Teacher Education: A Turkish Case” “Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences Journal, Elsevier Publishing LTD.

2009 -Balkır Kuru, N. (2009). “Perceptions of Visual Culture in Turkish Pre-Service Art Teacher Preparation.” Published in July issue of the ‘International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Revision for limpidity, eubstance and structure. south texas law review Were publishing modern-day lit The Longwood Referee Represent surprising facts and statistics.

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