Ahu Sulker


Where were you born? Year, Country, State. Where do you live currently


I was born in Istanbul Turkey on May 10th 1986 and came to New York when I was just 2 years of age. I currently live in New York.



What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures


I remember I was 5 years old when I started drawing and I would draw everywhere. It was really my mom that made me want to get better and learn about art and drawing. She also had a good sense of hand when it came to drawing and she taught me a lot about art.



Who is your favorite skateboarder, living or dead? Any ties to skateboarding


 I never went on a skateboard honestly. I always envied people that skateboard. I use to watch friends that did it in high school and I use to draw them. I cant really sit here and tell you whose my favorite skateboarder because I dont know much about it. But I always wanted to do art on a skateboards because of the strange composition.



Who is your favorite artist, living or dead?


I have a few favorite artist but my favorite one is Yuko Shimizu. She is such a focused and dedicated artist.



When you're not creating amazing works of art, what do you enjoy doing


when I am not doing art I usually like to go out with friends to different restaurants and try new food. I love to take photos of the city and people. But the most important thing to me is family. I am always around my family.



Who are your biggest influences


I think just focused artist that make me want to work harder to put myself out there are usually people who influence me in so many ways. Also just my family and their support makes me want to work harder.



What mediums do you enjoy working in?


My favorite medium is pen and ink I feel like I have most control over line work and it comes natural to me.



Anything else you want to tell?


I had a lot of fun painting Frida Kahlo on the skateboard. I really like her and wanted to bring her out in a hip and colorful way.