Mind Form

May 16-30, 2020

        Ann Walsh
        Ashton S. Phillips
        Carolyn Forrester
        Colleen Harkins
        Ella Snow
        Gizem Oktay
        Katty Huertas
        Peishan Huang
        Sarabel Santos-Negrón
        Stephanie Garon
        Taraneh Mosadegh


May 1-15, 2020

        Ben Paljor Chatag
        Bingyi Liu
        Ian Miyamura
        Jaejoon Jang
        Lehna Huie
        Seungtack Lim       
        Sun Woo Jung
        Thiang Uk
        Tianran Qu
        Tinglan Huang
        Vian Nguyen
        YunKyoung Cho


Gizem Oktay

MA in Illustration, 2020
︎ goktay@mica.edu
︎ gizemoktay.com

I am an interdisciplinary designer from Istanbul, Turkey. My work is heavily inspired and informed by mythology, philosophy and interaction design.I hold a BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics therefore, a curiosity and aptitude for science has been present throughout my artistic journey. During my graduate study, I worked on a series of projects consisting of creative coding, soft robotics, sculpture, animation, and illustration. Combining art and science is an overarching motivation I have in my work, and it is the liminal area between the two that I’ll continue to discover.

Cyclical Medusa, 2020
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Medusa and her inverted version in an eternal cycle

Companion Species Manifesto, 2020
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Inspired by Donna Haraway’s Companion Species Manifesto article, a nod to the blurring lines between human and non-human.

Transformative Cycle, 2020
Digital Illustration
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Depicting a narrative of change using ancient symbols

Animist Cyborgs, 2019
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Depicting a hybrid being in between human and non-human.