Selin is an interdisciplinary artist. Her projects merge traditional art practice with scientific materials and biological mediums such as mold spores. She creates a synthetic ‘world’ in which she observes living organisms’ endless interactions, struggles and conflicts across the picture surface. Merging traditional mediums with highly patterned and colored mold, she creates lushly visual and interactive biological landscapes.
Balci’s many accolades include the prestigious Mary Sawyers Baker Artist Award in Interdisciplinary Category from Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, College Art Association (CAA) Professional-Development Fellowship, Goldhaber Travel Grant from University of Maryland, Hamiltonian Gallery Fellowship, numerous selections as a semifinalist and finalist for Bethesda Urban Partnership’s Trawick Prize, Smack Mellon's Hot Picks Artist Award and Philadelphia’s Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA) fellowship. Numerous galleries have mounted solo and group exhibitions of Balci’s work including the Hamiltonian Gallery, DCAC (District of Columbia Arts Center), WPA (Washington Project for the Arts), ConnerSmith Gallery, Honfleur Gallery in Washington, D.C; Rush Arts Gallery and Smack Mellon in NY. Balci earned her BSc from Istanbul University, BFA from West Virginia University and MFA from University of Maryland