Ms. Goksin Carey is well known in town since she teaches equine sculpting workshop
at Artists in Middleburg, Middleburg since 2014. Each year in July she returns to NSLM
National Sports Library and Museum, Middleburg, VA to instruct a week long full day
intense equine sculpting workshop. Yet she started as a self-taught artist whose love of
nature and animals, especially horses find a voice in her hands as sculpture.
She is an associate member of National Sculptor Society NSS, member of Virginia
Equine Artists and is certified through American Academy of Equine Art, Kentucky
2009. Her art displays at the National Sculptor Society, Artists in Middleburg AIM,
Turkish Cultural Foundation websites. She explains her very early memories and
emotional connection with the horses: I find myself drawn to the horses, almost to the
exclusion of all else, something about them excites me, I love capturing those moments
in time and space and create in my art their immortal spirit as a bridge to nature. Their
movement and balance in my sculptures show as a complementary unison between the
horse and the rider. There is also a visual connection that must reach the soul as they continuous search to connect with my subject.”
In July 2016 she attended Phillip Faraut Portrait Figure workshop in clay to develop her figure sculpting skills with an expert so that she can unify her equine art with the human figure.
Besides Sculptures, Carey loves to take nature photographs and produces short
documentary films on horses. Currently, she is producing a documentary on wild horses
and abandoned “yilki” horses. She also received an award for her local Cable TV
program “Turkish-American Hour”, in which she has served as the host since 2004. She
is getting ready for her 2020 Solo Sculpture Exhibition in Turkey.
Ms. Carey has been featured in numerous newspaper and magazine articles. She was chosen for the "TURKISH COMMUNITY STAR AWARDS, BEST ARTIST OF 2015".
Recent interview in TurkishAmerican TV with Ms. Cerey: