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 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. Artist Residency at La Macina di San Cresci, Italy in 2021.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

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

2022       What will be left?, Denver Digerati’s Silent Screen program, Supernova Digital Animation Festival, September

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

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

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

2020       Among Flowers in Bloom (art installation, dance and music) at the House of Serein, CO, March-April

                Clothes from the Past, Customs House Museum, Clarksville, TN, November 2019-January 2020             

2019       From Ancient to Now, BoxHeart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, May – June

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

2017       Sole Purpose: The Shoe, Arts/Harmony Hall, Fort Washington, MD, October – December

              7th Solo Art Series Art Competition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, October – November and

              Installation: For Children who will Never be Able to Fly a Kite, fundraiser for the famine in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Nigeria, June, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

2015       Journey of a Thousand Years, CACE Gallery of Fine Art, Fort Morgan, CO, October – November

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

2012       Solo Show, Consortium816 Gallery, Denver, CO, August

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

2023      Made in Colorado, Emmanuel Art Gallery, Denver CO, May-July  

               Crossing Borders, 40 West Arts Gallery, Denver, CO, October

                Flower as Taboo, House of Serein, Boulder, CO April

                Light Weight, Boxheart Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, March-April

                Salon, Cafe de la Culture / Cara Cruickshank, Jan

2022       ARTMIX, BMoCA, September

2021       ARTMIX, BMoCA, September

               Art + Science + Action, Arbor Institute, Boulder, CO, Nov-December

2020      Pink Progression-Collaborations, Arvada Center, Arvada, CO, June-August

              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       National Sculpture Society Elected Members Online Invitational, Sept – April

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

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

               Edge of Excess II at 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, November  

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

              6th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art at the Irving Arts Center, TX, October – November
              Paradox Show at the Spark Gallery, Denver, CO, August – September

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

              Artful Fashion National Exhibition at the Allegany Arts Council, Cumberland, MD, May

2016       83 Annual Awards Exhibition at Brookgreen Gardens, SC, August – October

               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, February

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

2014       Open Studios, Boulder, CO, October

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

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

               Sculpture in the Park Show, Loveland, CO

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

               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, November – January

               Own an Original Art Competition at the Littleton Museum, CO, November – January

                Boulder Art Resource Exhibition at the Boulder Public Library, CO, January – February

               Topeka Competition, Topeka, KS, January

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

                SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL, November

                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, January

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
               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


  • Christopher Hill Gallery, St Helena, CA
  • Buyukdere35, Istanbul, Turkey
  • BoxHeart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Selby Fleetwood Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  • Smith-Klein Gallery, Boulder
  • Hilton-Asmus Contemporary, Chicago


  • Borrowed Stories, short film, 2 min, 2022
  • Dream Room, short film, 6 min, 2022
  • What will be left?, short animation, 2 min, 2022
  • Quarantine Diaries, short film, 25 min, 2020
  • Looking Back, an autobiographical short movie, 6 min, 2014


  • 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
  • 2020 Professional Development Scholarship by the Boulder Arts Commission
  • 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
  • 2019 Colorado Creative Industries Career Advancement Grant
  • 2018 Moon and Stars Project Grant by the American Turkish Society
  • 2018 Executive Level Fellow by the Clark Hulings Fund for the Business Accelerator Program
  • “Floating Tales” print was featured as Silver Needle Press Visual-Art Contest It will also be published in Silver Needle Press’s Fall 2018 journal issue.
  • Elected as a Member of the National Sculpture Society (NSS)
  • 2018 Kristal Balta award by KALID, Istanbul
  • 2017 Fellow by the Clark Hulings Fund for the Business Accelerator Program
  • 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

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