Born in 1984 in Istanbul, Ece Gauer received Sabancı Foundation, University of Mimar Sinan First Prize for best student of the year in Painting, where she studied painting and mosaic-fresco under the supervision of Prof Mehmet Mahir. Having also studied fashion design, cinema and photography in various education programs in France, afterwards she is also graduated in 2017 from Fine Arts Academy (ADBK) Munich, Department of Painting.
Living in the space between two cultures (Munich – Istanbul), Ece Gauer is interested in exploring the “in-between spaces”: the real and the unreal , the solid and the void, the ancient and the modern. For Ece Gauer, painting provides a gateway that allows the imagination to move freely between these different worlds. Her work combines the pattern-oriented art of the Turkish-Islamic world with the Western approaches of figurative art.