biography.

Born in İstanbul in 1985, Sedat Girgin graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Department of Industrial Design. He has illustrated more than 80 books for many publishing houses. He has worked as a freelance illustrator for several magazines and digital agencies. In 2007, the book he illustrated titled Karıncanın Kardeşi | Ant’s Brother, in collaboration with author Suna Dölek, received the third prize at Tudem’s Book-Making Competition and it was translated into German. With his design “Hot Vespa” he received the first award at Art Vespa Competition. He has been making the cover illustrations of The Guide Istanbul since 2014.  The book he illustrated titled Tembel Balık Sefa | Sefa, The Lazy Fish, in collaboration with author Tülin Kozikoğlu, has recently been selected for the 2015 White Ravens Catalogue by Internationale Jugendbibliothek. His distinctive children’s books illustrations have been selected, exhibited at The Biennial of Illustration Bratislava [BIB] and İzmir Ege University Childrens Book Illustrator Museum in 2016.

 

He has participated in many national and international collaborative exhibitions, organized workshops, attended seminars and been invited to the selection committees.  He opened his first solo exhibition Hayretler Sirki | Circus of Wonders in 2013.  Sedat now lives and works in Istanbul.