Ekin Ergok | Freelance Artist | New York | Art Jobs
Country: United States
City: New York
Industry: Art Direction
Professional Title: Freelance Artist
Specialties: drawing, Painting, Detailed Illustration

- About -

He was born in 1986 to State Theatre and movie artists Hatice Aslan and Hakki Ergok in Izmir. After elementary school, he studied to Percussion at Hacettepe University State Conservatory in Ankara. In 2000, he moved to Istanbul to continue his Percussion study in Mimar Sinan University State Conservatory. In summer of 2003, he completed Arts&Crafts certificate program with an honors degree from Wellington College, in Berkshire, England. In 2004, he studied painting and fresco restoration at Instituto Per L’Arte e il Restauro - Palazzo Spinelli in Florence. Within this period, he practiced many different professions such as program manager and DJ at Radio Contact, TV host at Digiturk Snek TV, PR manager and brand consultant for many public international establishments such as W Hotel, GarajIstanbul, W Hotel Minion. In 2007, he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. After graduation, he became a Jr. Art Director at Alametifarika, which has ranked 8th globally in the Effie Awards Most Effective Agencies list. In 2013, he worked in an Art Department in a movie named ‘Baskın’ directed by Can Evrenol. Film’s art direction was praised as "disorienting and brilliant" by Eli Roth. Baskin won many awards in many international festivals like Film4 Frightfest London, Fantastic Fest Austin TX, SITGES International Fantastic Film Festival Catalonia. The same year, he also worked as an Associate Art Director in movie ‘Panzehir’ (Antidote) directed by Alper Caglar, starred by Cünet Arkin, Emin Boztepe, and Edoardo Costa. In October 2014, he founded a Gallery / Cafe named UNION 22 in Istanbul. In brief time, UNION 22 has become a hip place for Istanbul’s fashionable and artists society. He is also a professional DJ and has played many well-known clubs such as House of Yes Brooklyn, 837 NYC, Gold Bar Manhattan, Indigo, Minimuzikhol and brand organizations such as Versace, Tommy Hilfiger, Soho House, Saat&Saat, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul and New York Fashion Week. Currently, he continues his artworks in his studio in Brooklyn. So far he participated in three successful exhibitions in New York. His latest artworks have been exhibited and sold at Scope International Art Show New York.