Gürbüz Dogan Eksioglu is a Turkish cartoonist, graphics designer and academician. He was born in Mesudiye Ordu (Turkey) in 1954. After high school he studied two years of civil engineering but he was not interested in this subject. Later on he studied at the Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts graphic design between 1975 and 1979.
After graduation, he worked for an advertising company for a while. Gürbüz became an assistant at the graphic design department of the Marmara University in 1981. He received his doctorate degree in 1992. He thought illustration, graphic design, basic design, advertising design, creative studio and other art related courses in this university. Gürbüz started to teach at the Yeditepe University, a private school, in 2006.
Gürbüz is drawing cartoons since 1977 and did win 71 awards. He received 5 times excellence awards at the The Yomiuri International Cartoon Competition. He was also the first winner at the Aydın Dogan Cartoon Competition 1984. Later on Gürbüz was a jury member at the Aydın Dogan Cartoon Competition.
Gürbüz participated in many national and international exhibitions. He had 34 solo exhibitions in different countries such as the US (New York), Greece and Germany. His cartoons and illustrations were published in various newspapers and magazines, such as Forbes, The Atlantic, The New York Times. His humorous works were published eight times on the cover of The New Yorker, including the famous one dated 15 September 2003, a special edition for the second anniversary of the 11 September 2001 attacks. Four times The New Yorker cover was related with cats.
Gürbüz is currently teaching at the graphic design department of the Faculty of Fine Arts University in Yeditepe. He lives in Moda Kadıköy (Istanbul) with his wife and cat!
You can visit his exhibition "CATS" in the ECC from 19 September till 19 December 2021, every Sunday from 10 till 12am and from 2 till 5pm.