Newport Beach-based artist Eren Alptekin finds inspiration from her years of being an
architect, traveling the world, and general propensity for curiosity. Eren creates her
signature compositions through the abstract juxtaposition of dimensional forms,
luminous colors, and unexpected textures to uniquely interpret natural beauty.
Eren Alptekin’s current work is inspired by special memories from her life near the coast
as well as travels, and specifically draws on images she recollects from years past.
Between abstraction and reality, each painting reveals an engaging narrative and sense
of ambiance with relatable insight.
As a mixed media artist, Eren incorporates textural surfaces with contrasting color
schemes and compositions. Her spontaneous process enhances the canvas by creating
an expressive visual story. Her art is layered with rich hues, using bold changes of light
and dark to enthrall the eye. Eren’s paintings are an opportunity to not only convey the
passion and depth she puts into her art, but also to give each viewer a unique sense of
energy and excitement.
To pursue her creative dreams, Eren received a M.S. degree in Architecture from Columbia University, NY in 1985 upon completing a Master and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from Istanbul Technical University in 1983. Her academic programs primarily emphasized drawing, composition, art history in addition to her technical background of architecture, all of which still have a significant effect on her art today.
Since moving to California from the Washington D.C. area to seek new opportunities with her family in early 90’s, Eren Alptekin has been painting and exhibiting her art in numerous galleries throughout California.
Eren now maintains a studio in Newport Beach, CA. Her artwork has been displayed in many collections throughout the United States and abroad.
2018 Upcoming Laguna Art-A-Fair Festival, Laguna Beach, CA
2017 Whittier Art Gallery, OKAA Exhibition, Whittier, CA
2017 Art Venture, SOCO Costa Mesa, CA
2017 Laguna Art-A-Fair Festival, Laguna Beach, CA
2017 Newport Beach Art Exhibition, Civic Center Newport Beach, CA
2017 Beverly Hills Art Show, Los Angeles, CA
2017 EK Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2017 Art That Is Small at City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA
2016 Ephata Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Parkview Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Laguna Art-A-Fair Festival, Laguna Beach, CA
2015 Newport Beach Art Exhibit, Civic Center Newport Beach, CA
2015 Laguna Art-A-Fair Festival, Laguna Beach, CA
2015 LA City Club, Los Angeles, CA
2015 NBAF Art Show, Civic Center, Newport Beach, CA
2015 Virga Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2014 Studio Gallery-Bistango Spring Art Exhibition, Irvine, CA
2013 Avran Art+Design, Laguna Beach, CA
2012 Townley Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2011 Townley Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2010 2nd City Council Art & Performance Center Space, Long Beach, CA
2010 Mission Federal Walk, San Diego, CA
2010 Townley Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2009 NBAF Art Show, Newport Beach Public Library, Newport Beach, CA
2009 Art In the Park, Corona del Mar, CA
2009 By the Running Foot, OCCCA, Santa Ana, CA
2009 Townley Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2009 JCC of Orange County, Irvine, CA
2009 Sandstone Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2008 JCC of OC, Irvine, CA
2004 Gensler International, Newport Beach, CA
2000 South Coast Plaza Village Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA