Ismail Ozgur Soganci was born in Turkey in 1974. After graduating from the
department of art education at Gazi university in Ankara, capital city of Turkey,
he worked as an art teacher in various levels of Turkish schooling system for
two years until he was awarded the International Graduate Scholarship by the
Turkish Ministry of Education in 1999. In the frame of this scholarship, Soganci
completed master and doctorate degrees at Arizona State University in the field
of art education. In 2005, he started teaching at Anadolu University in Turkey.
His recent research concentrates on links between teaching and various modes
of visuality along with historical and cultural constructs that shaped them. His
artistic work often focuses on various modes of pictorial representation in
traditional formats such as drawing, oil painting and book art.