Setenay Alpsoy is a painter, printmaker and an art tutor. She graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Painting Department in 2005. In 2009, she completed her master’s degree at Institute of Social Sciences, Painting Department of the same university.Alpsoy works mainly using oil on canvas technique, focusing on urban landscape. The dilemma that people have to live in a concrete forest which they have built themselves is what inspires her. She approaches the buildings as if they were living creatures and nourishes from their experience.At the beginning, Alpsoy had a formal, traditionalist approach. Throughout her creative process, it has evolved to a more coloristic, stylistic and even graphic approach.Setenay Alpsoy opened her seventh solo exhibition “Through the Transparent City” in 2020. She has also participated in a large number of joint exhibitions with both her engravings and paintings.The artist lives in Istanbul and continues her work at her own studio.
One of drawings was selected for the prestigious Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 exhibition in the UK. She is the first and still the only Turkish artist to be acknowledged in the history of this prominent art event.