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b. 1983, Istanbul, Turkey.

2017 Figure Painting, Florence Academy of Art, Italy

2009 BFA in Theater, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA 

EBRU ESRA is a figurative oil painter from Istanbul, currently living and working in Seattle, Washington. 

Her work depicts a broad range of figures brought to life from an autobiographical jumping off point.  Painted from memory, her figures are imagined as well as individuals taken from life, who at times engage in strange or pleasurable activities, at times facing existential or metaphysical circumstances.   

She received her BFA in Acting with a minor in Playwriting at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle in 2009. In the years 2016-17 she studied classical figure painting at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy.

After her studies, she returned to Seattle and now works at her studio on Capitol Hill.