My work exposes a unique underlying potential within a deeply private dialogue with a particular setting: in these series of works, I focused on life and objects in my immediate surroundings and focus on portrait as well as on landscapes and still-life motifs. My work appears more like exercises in picture-making than revelations about a place or thing.
For me, painting is a physical and dynamic process that develops organically upon the surface of the canvas
Gulgun Aliriza is a Cypriot- born American painter who lives and works in New York. She received her BFA, (major in painting and minor in art history), graduating Summa Cum Laude from SUNY Purchase, and MFA in painting from Western Connecticut State University. She has been an Adjunct Faculty at Westchester Community College since 2008. She has participated in numerous exhibitions in New York, Virginia and Connecticut: Bowery Gallery, Blue Mountain Gallery, Prince Street Gallery, Washington Square East Gallery, Ann Street Gallery and Hunter College, Times Square Gallery in New York, Williams & Mary, Andrews Gallery in Virginia and Ridgefield Guild of Artist, Artspace, Sculpture Barn, Arts Council, Creative Arts Workshop, Kehler Liddell Gallery and Washington Art Association in Connecticut. She is also the recipient of several grants and a residency program award.