was born in 1946 in Kayseri, Turkey. My father, Hasan
Dayigurepik, who was also a painter and sculptor gave me
the first courses in art. In 1965 I entered Istanbul Fine Arts
Academy, sculpture department and had the chance to be a student
of Zuhtu Muridoglu. Unfortunately, I had to quit school since
I started working at a government institution. Being a mother
again postponed my return to art. Finally in 1991 I managed
to return to art and received awards from Denizli Kiz Meslek
Lisesi in fabric, porcelain and glass painting joining exhibitons
in these subjects.
In 1993 I worked with Cevdet Semsioglu in
his last years at Denizli Fine Arts Gallery. I would like to
mention that Celal
Gunaydin, the gallery manager had made very helpful contributions
to my studies there.
Between 1995 and 1999 I worked with Ali Riza Kirkan, on contemporary
painting at Izmir Turgut Pura Foundation . I participated in group exhibitions with Tayf Group which was established in 1999.
Currently I continue painting in my own studio at home in İzmir and in Bodrum.
My former paintings can be interpreted to be influenced by classicism whereas subsequent
works are rather impressionistic.
Purnaz (Dayigurepik) Hasdemir
I would like to thank Bilge Kurt Torun for her contribution, Guven Ince and Baris Hasdemir, for designing and developing my web exhibition.