While enhancing our imaginations and consciousness, Belgin Yücelen’s art remains true to the desire to create meaning and beauty in subtle simplicity. With her installations, sculptures, films and prints, she asks the questions of Who we are? and Where we are going? So together we can achieve basic human wisdom. Rather than a direct representation, she creates a fictional world beyond the existing to conjure unrealized possibilities to challenge imaginations. Traces of her previous years in Turkey appear in her artwork placing it at the fascinating edge where East and West meet and ancient and modern coincide. She has been recognized by organizations such as the Colorado Creative Industries, Boulder Country Arts Alliance, Moon and Stars Project Grant, Clark Hulings Fund, Hemera Foundation, and National Sculpture Society.  She founded House of Serein in 2019 as a creative space for community use and studios for artists in Boulder, CO. She is currently serving as a board member at the Dairy Arts Center and as a grant panelist at the Boulder Arts Commission.

Selected Solo Exhibitions


2023      Waiting Rooms, Customs House Museum, Clarksville, TN, March-April

2022       Shifts Over Time, BMoCA @Frasier Meadows Summer 2022, May-October

                Praise of Uncertainty and short film Borrowed Stories, ArtGym, May

2021        Contemplation, Dairy Arts Center, Boulder, CO, Nov-Dec

2020      Among Flowers in Bloom (installation art, video, poetry), House of Serein, CO, March-April

                Clothes from the Past at the Customs House Museum, Clarksville, TN, November 2019-January

2019       From Ancient to Now at the BoxHeart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, May-June

2018       Clothes from the Past at the Helena Davis Gallery, Artspace, Richmond, VA, July–Aug

2017       Sole Purpose: The Shoe at the Arts/Harmony Hall, Fort Washington, MD, Oct-Dec

               7th Solo Art Series Art Competition at the Light Space & Time Art Gallery, Oct–Nov

               Installation: For Children who will Never be Able to Fly a Kite, fundraiser for the famine in Africa, June, 2017

               Clothes from the Past: Installation at the Lakeside Legacy Foundation (LLF), Dole Mansion, IL, March

               Ethereal Shoes: Installation at the LLF, Dole Mansion, IL, March

               Floating Children: Installatin in collaboration with photojournalist Brian Rutter at the LLF, IL, March

               Words: Installation and Audio Show at the Lakeside Legacy Foundation, Dole Mansion, IL, March

2016       Journey of a Thousand Years at the Memorial Hall Galleries, Chadron, NE, February – March

2015       Journey of a Thousand Years at the CACE Gallery of Fine Art, Fort Morgan, CO, Oct-Nov      

2014       A Journey in Bronze at the Smith Klein Gallery, Boulder, CO, March-April

2012       Solo Show at the Consortium816 Gallery, Denver, CO, Aug

2004       Denver Performance Arts Complex, Denver, CO

               Swallow Hill Art Gallery, Denver, CO

2002       Quiet Memories of Life at UC Denver, CO


Selected Group Exhibitions

2021        Art + Science + Action, Arbor Institute, Boulder, CO, Nov-Dec

2020     Pink Progression-Collaborations, Arvada Center, Arvada, CO, July-Nov 

               artWork From Home Exhibition at the Art Gym Gallery, Denver, CO, May-June 

               NoBo group show at the First Congregational Church, Boulder, CO, February-March

2019       Art as Advocacy: Promoting Equity and Social Justice for Women, Springfield Art Association, IL, September

               Bridges Exhibition, Eldorado Arts Center, Boulder, CO, June

               The Colorado REACH Conference and Gala at the Cable Center, Denver University, June

               Denver Chamber Commerce at Charles Schwab, Denver, CO, March

2018      Art of Data in the Canyon Gallery at Boulder Library, CO, Dec – Feb

                Identity Spectrum at Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA, May – Aug

                Edge of Excess II, Foundry Art Center, Saint Charles, MO, May – June

               Artivism at Pollak Gallery, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ, April – May

2017       INTERSTATE exhibition at the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Central Washington University, WA, Nov 

               Metamorphosis Show by the Women’s Caucus for Art at the Core New Art Space, Denver, CO, Oct–Nov

               6th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art at the Irving Arts Center, TX, Oct-Nov

               Paradox Show at the Spark Gallery, Denver, CO, Aug-Sept

               BARED Exhibit at the Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville, TN, Aug

               Artful Fashion National Exhibition at the Allegany Arts Council, May

2016       83 Annual Awards Exhibition at Brookgreen Gardens, SC, Aug-Oct

               Off the Wall at the Maryland Federation of Art Summer Annex, Annapolis, MD, June-July

               State of Unions at the Core Annex Gallery, Denver, CO, May-June

               Art 7/24 at Armaggan Galeries, Istanbul, Turkey, January – March

2015       Through Her Eyes at the Lacuna Galleries, Santa Fe, NM, May

               8th Annual Human Form in Art Show at the Hilliard Gallery, Kansas City, MO, April-May

               Creativity Inside the Box at the Loveland Public Library Galleria, Loveland, CO, April-June

               The Crow Show at The Studio Door, San Diego, CA, Feb

               The 14th Annual Art Inter/National at Box Heart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, Jan-March

2014       Open Studios, Boulder, Oct

2013       American Art Today: Figures at the Bunzl Gallery, Highlands, NC, September – Jan

               Show at the Bell Studio Gallery, Denver, CO, Jan

               Sculpture in the Park Show, Loveland, CO

2012       Sculpture in the Park Show, Loveland, CO, Aug

               Women’s Works at Woodstock, IL, March

               Expo 33 at the B.J. at the Spoke Gallery, New York, April             

               Istanbul Breeze, Turkish Contemporary Art at the Hilton-Asmus Gallery, Chicago, IL, Nov-Jan

               Own an Original Art Competition at the Littleton Museum, CO, Nov-Jan

               Boulder Art Resource Exhibition at the Boulder Public Library, CO, Jan-Feb

               Topeka Competition, Topeka, KS, Jan

               Body and Soul Exhibition at the Hilton-Asmus Gallery, Chicago, IL, Dec

               SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL, Nov

               Show at the Elinoff Gallery, Telluride CO

               Sculpture in the Park Show, Loveland, CO

2011       Sculpture in the Park Show, Loveland, CO

               Art at the River Market, Little Rock, AR

               Voices VI: Perspectives of the Artistic Soul at the Rembrandt Yard Gallery, Boulder, CO, Jan

2010       Loveland Invitational Sculpture Show, Loveland, CO

               The Great Frame Up Artists Gallery, Longmont, CO

               Open Studios Fall Artist Tour, World Art Showcase, Boulder, CO

               Art at the River Market, Little Rock, AR

2009       Colorado Artists Guild Juried Exhibition at the Event Gallery, Denver, CO

               Loveland Invitational Sculpture Show, Loveland, CO

2008       Summer Art Market Sculpture Show, ASLD, Denver, CO

2007       Summer Art Market Sculpture Show, ASLD, Denver, CO

2006       Russian Art Gallery, Santa Fe, Group Exhibition, Denver, CO

2005       Summer Art Market Sculpture Show, ASLD, Denver, CO

2004       Power and Politics at the Art Students League of Denver, CO

               Art in Public Places at the Louisville Art Association, Louisville, CO

2003       Downtown Boulder Art Fair, Boulder, CO

               Group Exhibition: Colorado Arts Festival Curated Show, Denver, CO

               5th Annual Colorado Arts Festival, Denver, CO

               Group Exhibition: Art Association of Harrisburg Galleries, PA

               Group Exhibition: 5th Annual Colorado Arts Festival, Denver, CO

               Annual Juried Show at the Spark Gallery, Denver, CO

2002       Group Exhibition: Gallery Sovereign, Boulder, CO



  • Christopher Hill Gallery, St Helena, CA
  • BoxHeart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Selby Fleetwood Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  • Smith-Klein Gallery, Boulder
  • Hilton-Asmus Contemporary, Chicago



  • Customs House Museum, Clarksville, TN,
  • Virtual Shoe Museum, The Hague, Netherlands


Public Art

2010       Art on the Street 2010 Gallery, Lafayette, CO                                                          

2010       Art Advocacy Project, Loveland, CO



  • 2021, Residency at La Macina di San Cresci, Tuscany, Italy
  • 2021, Art + Science Cohort Grant by BCAA
  • Fellowship Award from the 2020 BCAA Endowment Fund
  • 2020 #andratuttobene award by Nine Dot Arts, Denver
  • 2020 Boulder Arts Week Artist Sponsorship by the City of Boulder Office of Arts and Culture
  • 2019 Professional Development Scholarship by the Boulder Arts Commission
  • 2019 Colorado Creative Industries Career Advancement Grant
  • As of 2019, Board Member at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder
  • As of 2019, a panelist at the Boulder Cultural Grants Program at the City of Boulder Office of Arts + Culture
  • 2018 Moon and Stars Project Grant by the American Turkish Society
  • “Floating Tales” print was featured as Silver Needle Press Visual-Art Contest winner. It will also be published in Silver Needle Press’s Fall 2018 journal issue.
  • 2018 Executive Level Fellow by the Clark Hulings Fund for the Business Accelerator Program
  • Elected as a Member of the National Sculpture Society (NSS)
  • 2017 Fellow by the Clark Hulings Fund for the Business Accelerator Program
  • 2018 Kristal Balta award by KALID Istanbul
  • Tending Space Fellowship for Artists by Hemera Foundation, 2017
  • Winner of the Expo 33 Competition 2014, New York
  • Gallery Choice Award, Women’s Works 2014, Woodstock, IL
  • 1st Place Award for Sculpture, 2009, Colorado Artists Guild Juried Exhibition, Event Gallery, Denver

Publications, Reviews and Lectures

  • Meet Belgin Yucelen, Voyage Denver, October, 2020
  • One Mind, Many Mediums by Andra Zeppelin, September 28, 2020
  • Colorado Creatives: Belgin Yucelen by Susan Froyd at Westword, April 20, 2020
  • Custom House Museum To Feature Belgin Yucelen’s Sculptural Garments, Clarksville Online, November, 2019
  • Why Do We Need Art? Kadıköy Maarif Dergisi, Page 21-22/29, Summer – Fall, 2019
  • The PhotoPhore, June, 2019
  • Artists Inspire Artists”, January, 2019
  • “Digital Waves”, by A Room of Her Own Foundation (AROHO)
  • Spotlight on.. Belgin Yucelen, April 10, 2017
  • Arttour International, Spring Issue, 2017
  • Dole Mansion Presentation on Exhibition Inspirations, March, 2017
  • Arttour international, February 15, 2017
  • Amplified Art Network, February 14, 2017
  • Fort Morgan Times, October 19, 2015
  • Pittsburgh Articulate, January 27, 2015
  • The Tribune Review, January 25, 2015
  • Les Femmes Folles,  January 9, 2015
  • Daily Camera, March 20, 2014
  • Chicago Reader, October 31, 2012
  • The Examiner, December 4, 2012
  • Lecture and Presentation at SOFA Chicago Show, November 4, 2012
  • Turkish American Cultural Society of Colorado, August 4, 2012
  • Reporter-Herald, August 11, 2010