Sumru Tekin

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Sumru Tekin is an interdisciplinary artist born in Turkey, currently living in Vermont. Working with a variety of media, she re-contextualizes found and constructed drawings, texts, photographs, films, video, and audio to create inconclusive narratives within the contexts of historiography and story telling. Tekin received a MFA in Visual Art from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and a BA in Art History from the University of Vermont. A 2014 Robert and Barbara Putnam Fellow at the MacDowell Colony, her grants and awards also include the Barbara Smail Award, a Creation Grant from the Vermont Arts Council/National Endowment for the Arts and an Arts Endowment Fund Grant from the Vermont Community Foundation. Her artist book Memory Device is in the permanent collection of the Iraqi National Library.