I am a Toronto-based, Canadian artist working in sculpture, mixed media and installation. I graduated with a BFA in Sculpture from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Anadolu University in Turkey with an honours degree.

My artworks are held in corporate, private and public collections. I have participated in numerous groups, solo exhibitions, art fairs and symposiums in Canada, France, Sri Lanka, Istanbul of Turkey, Chicago, Almeria of Spain, Beirut of Lebanon, Berlin, NYC and Italy. Also my artworks have been exhibited at The Artist Project Toronto, Luciano Benetton Imago Mundi, Sofa Chicago Art Fair, Proje 4L Elgiz Museum Collection, and OMM Modern Museum Collection.

I have also received various awards from the artistic community in Turkey and Spain. I have brought artworks into life as a full-time artist since 2006.

Derya Ozparlak
+1(416) 902 3351


2022 BFA, Integrated Media:  OCAD U Toronto, ON, Canada (ongoing)


2008 Anadolu University Fine Art Faculty Sculpture Department- Honours Degree Eskisehir, Turkey

selected exhibitions

2020 “Terrestrial Break Free” M2M Colombo/Sri Lanka
2019 Gallery Les plumes Beirut/Lebanon
2019 “Vuslat” Odunpazan Modern Museum Eskisehir/Turkey
2019 Oeno Gallery Sculpture Garden Exhibition Toronto/Canada
2018 Gallery Mc Gruliler Courchevel/France
2018 In Situ Small Arm Inception Building Multi art festival Toronto/Canada
2018 Oeno Gallery Sculpture Garden Exhibition Toronto/Canada
2018 The Brain Project Toronto/Canada
2017 Gallery Mc Gruliler Courchevel/France
2017 WICC “Diverse City” Canadal50 Toronto/Canada
2017 “The Artist Project/ Contemporary Art Fair” Toronto/Canada
2016 “Engage The Past To Create The Future” In Situ Mississauga Toronto/Canada
2016 Art Base Project “A Remix Of The Local” Istanbul/Turkey
2015 Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, Istanbul/Turkey
2015 Proje 4L Elgiz Museum “Plaza Worker” Istanbul/Turkey

2015 42 Maslak “Maker Culture” Istanbul /Turkey

2014 “İstanbul Breeze” Benerialto NYC/U.S.A

2013 Ege Art Fair İzmir /Turkey

2013 Hilton Asmus Contemporary Gallery ”Istanbul Breeze” Chicago/ U.S.A

2013 Sofa Art and Design Fair   Chicago/U.S.A

2013 Korean – Turkey Art Exhibition CRR Istanbul /Turkey

2012 71st National Museum of Painting and Sculpture Ankara/Turkey

2012 Rotary Art Exhibition Istanbul/Turkey

2012 Rh+Art magazine “The Young Sculptor of the Year” Istanbul/Turkey

2011 Frühlingserwachen festival sculpture exhibition, Berlin/Germany

2010 “47. International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival” Esma Sultan Istanbul/ TURKEY

2009 69th National Museum of Painting and Sculpture, Ankara/Turkey

2007 Başkent Rotary “Become Leader” sculpture contest exhibition, Ankara/Turkey

2006 EMA, International Stone Sculpture Symposium Exhibition, Almeria /Spain

Selected Collection and public installation

2019 “ Unbeknown” OMM” Odunpazari Modern Museum Collection Eskisehir/TURKEY

2018 “Mindful Emancipation” Brain Project Collection Toronto/ CANADA

2018 “Terrestrial Break Free” M2M Beira Market Colombo-SRI LANKA

2016 “My Life” KVK Collection Istanbul/TURKEY

2016 “Voyage” Mercure Art Hotels Collection Istanbul/TURKEY

2015 “Puzzle” Imago Mundi -Luciano Benetton Collection – ITALY

2015 “Space” ” Odunpazari Modern Museum Collection Eskisehir/TURKEY

2015 “One-way ticket please” Elsie Braidi Collection Beirut/ LEBANON

2014 “Lightness” White Room Gallery Capri/ITALY

2014 “OMM” Odunpazari Modern Museum Collection Eskisehir/TURKEY

2014 Zorlu Center P.S.M “Perspective” Installation Istanbul/ TURKEY

2014 “Lightness” Odeabank Levent 199 Collection Istanbul/ TURKEY

2013 “Time of Lightness” Proje 4 L Elgiz Museum Collection Istanbul/ TURKEY

2012 “ Violinist” Askaynak Collection İstanbul/ TURKEY

2011 “Blacksmith” Eke Metal Denizli/TURKEY

2010 “Tango and Musicians” Installation G.antep/TURKEY

2010 “47. International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival” Installation Antalya/ TURKEY


2018 “Path of Possibilities” Artist Talk – North Central Library Toronto/ Canada

2012 Nesin Mathematics Village Sculpture Symposium, İzmir –Turkey

2011 Komurcuoglu International Marble Symposium, Denizli –Turkey

2007 Side International Sand Sculpture Symposium, Antalya –Turkey

2006 Mersin /Huzurkent İnternational Sand Sculpture Symposium -Turkey

2006 EMA International Marble Symposium, Almeria – Spain

Selected prizes

2010 Ankara Bar Association “Law as a Profession and Courthouses” contest, Turkey

2010 Mention award, 29th Turgut Pura Sculpture competition, -Turkey

2009 1.Place Ankara Bar Association “Law as a Profession and Courthouses” contest, Turkey

2009 2.nd place, Erciyes University, 15th Bust Sculpture competition –Turkey

2008 Mention award, 27th Turgut Pura Sculpture competition, -Turkey

2008 Mention award, Sutcu Imam University- Turkey

Painting and Sculpture competition -Turkey

2007 Mention award, 26th Turgut Pura Sculpture competition, -Turkey

2006 Mention award, EMA, International Stone Sculpture contest Almeria- Spain

2006 2.nd and the best team award, Mersin National Sand Sculpture Competition – Turkey