Selin Balci is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher. Her artistic practice combines scientific equipment and biological mediums with traditional art materials. Selin’s work is classified as bio-art, a new direction in contemporary art that employs living organisms. The marriage of her formal science and art education let her exploit this relatively new practice. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Maryland, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from West Virginia University, and a Bachelor of Science from Istanbul University.
Selin is the recipient of Mary Sawyers Baker Prize in the Inter-Disciplinary category by the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, Maryland State Arts Council Creativity Grant, College Art Association (CAA) Professional-Development Fellowship and Hamiltonian Gallery Fellowship in Washington, DC. Some of the venues where Selin has shown her work include 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, Smack Mellon in NY and Contemporary Istanbul in Turkey. She has attended residencies at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center, Istanbul Art Residency and the Studios at MASS MoCA.