Cigdem Onat is an artist and entrepreneur based in NYC. Born in Istanbul, she studied Art in San Francisco, and Fashion Merchandising at Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. She worked in fashion for many years in San Francisco and NYC (including visual merchandising, operations, product development, buyer, receiver manager for a website, sales, recruiter, curator). She ran, curated and owned a wine/vermouth bar in San Francis-co. As of today, her main focus is on her art. She has been represented by galleries and fairs in Turkey, England and Greece. Soon to be represented by Boomer Gallery London in February 2022, Galeria Azur Madrid in March 2022. She has collaborated with musicians and other artists in NYC. She was featured in House and Garden Magazine UK's Art Edit. (Condé Nast Publications). Cigdem Onat’s approach to art is very expressive. She likes colors and distinctive brushstrokes. Her technique is through “Stream of Conscious-ness” and this allows her to connect with her inner world without thinking what to paint on canvas. She likes contrasts and that this makes her artwork to be edgy and funky. She uses acrylic, ink and oil. Her art is sometimes called "an organized chaos". Her inspirations are jazz, film, and her life. Nothing makes her happier than sharing her art with others. Through painting, she discovers herself again. Her favorite thing to do while painting is listening to jazz. The irregular rhythm of jazz motivates her to paint.