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Can Göknil
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  • Istanbul
  • Turkey

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Aesthetics or/and content?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marco Castoldi Mar 14, 2013. 2 Replies

Book Art exhibitions around the world, at least the ones I came across, are focusing more more on content which mostly protests issues which everyone is aware of. I can list "the passaport series" of…Continue


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Freelance Turkish artist based in Istanbul
CAN GÖKNİL (Ankara, 1945-)
After graduating from Knox College in 1968, she continued her studies in art and recieved her MA degree in 1969 from The City College of the City University of New York, School of Fine Arts. The artist’s works can be found in Museo d`Arte Moderna (1973, San Marino), Turkish House (1977, New York), House of Humour and Satire (1995, Gabrovo), Schenectady Museum (1998, New York), Chihiro Art Museum (1999, Tokyo), & and in The National Art Library collection of Victoria & Albert Museum in London (2005).
She has participated in “Book As Art” exhibitions at The National Museum of Women in the Arts in 2004, (Washington D.C.) as well as the Frankfurt Book Fair and at Terra di Libri, Siena, Italy in 2007, 2008, while simultaniously participating at Istanbul Contemporary Art Fair with her new series called “The Lunar Attraction”.
She finds her themes within the beliefs and traditions of her cultural heritage, exploring each phase in depth, and so she sets out to create her own interpretation applying different techniques of artistry most befitting to the theme at hand.
The artist also writes and illustrates books for children.

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"The book-house", a solo exhibition of book art by Can Goknil

Posted on September 6, 2010 at 7:38 0 Comments

My recent solo exhibition can be now seen at my web site:

The gallery is a lovely spot in Istanbul:

All comments are wellcome.

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At 5:04 on January 21, 2011, cheryl penn said…
Hello.  Nice to meet you. Fantastic work :-)
At 14:13 on November 2, 2010, Jo Andersen said…
Can, Thank you for the comments on my book Being a Bird. I will work on getting the other pages up on line or at least I could send them to you. I could do it through an email if you would like. Jo
I love your detailed and imaginative drawings!
At 17:04 on October 29, 2010, Jim Lorena said…
Hello Can! It likes me a lot your work, ways of your drawings are original and beautiful.
(My English is not good, I use a translator of internet, I expect that is understood.)

Best wishes
At 1:09 on August 29, 2010, Askida said…
This is so generous of you! Thanks so much!

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