Gencay Kasapçı

1933 Born in Ankara.
1954 Graduated from the State Academy of Fine Arts Department of Higher Painting.
1959 After winning a scholarship from the Italian government, she went to Italy. She worked fresco and mosaik with Prof. Collaccki at Academy.
She lived in Rome, Italy between 1960-1967. She had a workshop there. She has partipated in plenty of exhibtion in abroad.
1963 She painted 11 m2 mosaic wall painting for Ziraat Bank in Ankara.
1967 Returned to Turkey, where she designed and completed some ceramic wall paintings for the Middle East Technical University, Is Bank Headquarters in Ankara as well as Divan and Etap Hotels in Istanbul.
1976-1983 She worked as an art consultant and manager in Vakko Art Gallery in Ankara.
1983 She build Mİ-GE Art Gallery with Mine Özman.
1994 She designed and completed "Freedom Monument" statue in Mersin.
1995 She designed and completed "Orange Tree" statue in Mersin.
1994-2000 She worked as an art consultant in Replika Art Gallery in Istanbul.

Her paintings were printed as a card by TEMA, UNICEF and TAP.

The artist's works enhance the collections of many art connoisseurs both in Turkey and abroad. She lives as a free artist in Mersin and continues to work in her own workshop.

2011 Mersin Soroptimist Club, Achievement Prize of The Year
2009 Mersin Rotary Club, Occupation Service Prize
2007 Career Achievement Award, Mersin Rotary Club
2003 Achievement Prize, Ministry of Culture
1983 Honorable Mention, Vakko Painting Contest
1980 Achievement Prize, Home Decoration Painting Contest
1974 Prize, DYO Painting Contest
1961 First Prize, International Gubbio Painting Contest, Italy