Cigdem Aky was born in 1985, in Munich, Germany where she continues to live and work. In 2013, Aky graduated from Akademy of Fine Arts in Munich, where she studied painting and graphic art. Aky continued her studies in painting and graphic design at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe, graduating in 2016. From 2016 to 2017, Cigdem Aky was a student of Prof. Helmut Dorner. In her work Aky focuses on shape, colour and light, creating abstract work, devoid of any figurative associations. Aky explores painting as science, an experiment, where she combines geometric structures with gestural elements.
Solo exhibitions include Ein blauer Himmel, MEWO Kunsthalle, Memmingen (2020); Step by Step, Super+ Centercourt Gallery, Munich (2020); Solo Show, Zweisieben, Karlsruhe (2018); Solo Exhibition, Tristan Lorenz Gallery, Frankfurt (2017); 22th Artists Fair, Karlsruhe (2015); The wickerwork of color, Studio Rose, Schondorf am Ammersee (2015); Kolorit, Geschwisterraum, Karlsruhe (2015).
Group exhibitions inlcude Facing the Sun, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Schloss Görne, Germany (2021); WABI-SABI, Kristin Hjellegjderde Gallery, London, UK (2021); I just paint to say I love you, Gallery Strzelski, Stuttgart (2021); Treffpunkt Kunst, Bauverein AG, Darmstadt (2020); Jenseits der Stille, Gallery Kristine Hamann, Wismar (2020); COLOR ME BADD with Christian Awe, Gallery Tristan Lorenz, Frankfurt (2019); Welcome1, GEDOK, Munich (2019); Kunst Aktuell, Städtische Gallery, Rosenheim (2018); Half a pound of Art, Gallery Stoerpunkt, Munich (2018); New Positions, Tristan Lorenz Gallery, Frankfurt (2017); Happy Little Paintings, Luis Leu, Karlsruhe (2016); Um Fünf, Kiosk, Munich (2015). Aky's work is held in a number of important collections which include Bauverein AG, Darmstadt and Regierungsprasidium, Karlsruhe.