Cetin Erokay was born in İzmir, Turkey . He was graduated and made his masters degree at Izmir Ege University Economy and Commerce Faculty.
Prof. Dr.Murside İçmeli’s and Mr. Mahmut Dinçer’s drawing and painting lessons was the main reason he started loving art. He improved his artistic work and technique by the critics of his outstanding contemporary artist friends and in paralel with his own studies.. From 1970 to 2005, he lectured Public Relations and Advertisement classes in Ege Univercity Journalism an Public Relations Faculty.
Mr. Erokay took a key role in the establishment of SELCUK YASAR MUSEUM OF PAINTINGS –İzmir/Turkey.
One of Mr. Erokay’s painting was used as a poster at the ‘’IV International Izmir Movie Festival’’ in 1992.
In 1998 one of his graphic designs, became one of the finalists of the “International New York Festival” and his work was printed in the book entitled “The Worlds Best Works .
He has also held many solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibition. Çetin Erokay paintings have been exhibited at Viyana, Roma, Lile, Beijing, Newyork, Siauliu ,Tibilisi and Vila Viçosa -Portugal. His artworks took place in various repuable art collections in Turkey and abroad.
He is member of Euro Asian Worldwide organisation located at Viyana also he is the Chairperson of EAWW in Turkey. In year 2013 he was ınvıted to Kuwait as Turkish Guest of Honor for “ Contemporary Art For Arabic Countries Confrrance“ which held by Kuwait Art Associations. He was member of Jury staf of Anima Mundi Festivale in 2015 and he had exhibitions with other Jury members both in Lithuania and Georgia. In 2017 he become Honorary Member of IAF ANIMA MUNDI. In April 2018 he had a solo Show in Kaunas “The Shadows of Time.”.
He continues his art endovour in his own atelier at İzmir-Turkey.
- 1985 Izmir Museum of Painting and Sculpture Protection Association Group Exhibition
- 1985 Aegean Artists Group Exhibition, Ataturk Culture Center of Aegean University, Izmir.
- 1985 İzmir Chamber of Commerce 100th Anniversary Exhibition
- 1986 “The Birds Variations” Solo Exhibition, Fuzen Art Gallery
- 1987 “21th DYO Painting Competition” Painting Exhibition
- 1992 IV. Izmir International Film Festival’s Poster
- 1993 “Formations” Solo Exhibition, ZANA Art Gallery, Izmir
- 1997 “Symphonic Fragmentations” Solo Exhibition, Temizocak Art Gallery
- 1997 “The Great Exhibition” İzmir Contemporary Culture and Art Activities Association, Group Exhibition, İzmir Museum of Painting and Sculpture
- 1998 Graphic Design Finalist of New York International Festival
- 1999 Solo Exhibition, Adnan Franko Art Gallery-Izmir
- 2001 Solo Exhibition, Art Shop Art Gallery-Izmir
- 2003 Turkish –Iranian -Azerbaijan Artists Group Exhibition, Kültürpark Papatya Antik Art Gallery-Izmir
- 2005 Painters of Izmir Book and Exhibition, Izmir Museum of Painting and Sculpture
- *2008 Solo Exhibition, “Fragmentations” Atölye EN, Izmir
- 2008 Solo Exhibition “Good Morning Sun” Yaşar Education and Culture Foundation Altın Yunus Art Gallery – Çesme- Izmir
- 2009 Solo Exhibition “The Clouds and Wings” Bozcaada Art Gallery-Bozcaada – Çanakkale
- 2009 Group Exhibition, Catı Art Gallery. Alacati- Cesme-Izmir
- 2009 Group Exhibition, Atelye EN-Izmir
- 2010 Solo Exhibition, ” Clauds and Wings” Bodrum Ayna Art Gallery-Kedi Cultur and Art Center- İzmir
- 2011 I. Izmir International Art Biennal
- 2011 Solo Exhibition “ Luck Objects in Anatolian Civilizations” Wine&Art Gallery Cesme – Izmir.
- 2011 NIKA Modern Arts 78th Auction, Istanbul
- 2011 AEGEAN Universty 4th EGEART Iternational Art Days
- 2012 GALLERY M, Euro Asian Art Center 21th Century Art and Artists Exhibition/Vienna
- 2012 BEİJİNG ART FAİR, PARTICIPANT OF GALLERY M- Vienna booth.BEİJİNG- CHINA
- 2012 ROMA ART FAIR- ITALY
- 2013 SOLO EXHIBITION, “ TUNE OF LINES” ATMOSPHER ART GALLERY. İZMİR
- 2013 II. İZMİR ART BIENNALE
- 2013 EAWW VIENNA INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION.- AUSTRIA
- 2013 EAWW IZMIR INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION-TURKEY
- 2013 CONNECTING ART GALLERY LONG ISLAND NEW YORK- USA
- 2013 EGE UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL ART DAYS ORGANİZATİON – “INVITED ARTIST”
- 2013 GUEST OF HONOR OF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF CONTEMPORARY ART- KUWAIT.
- 2014 SOLO EXHIBITION, PAINTING AND SCULPTUR MUSEUM OF İZMİR- ”THE TUNE OF LINES”
- 2014 KUŞADASI TURKEY. HILTON HOTEL ART GALLERY. SOLO EXHIBITION.
- 2014 GROUP EXHIBITION ÇEŞME AYA HARALAMBOS ART CENTER
- 2014 GROUP EXHIBITION FOR 87.ANIVERCERY OF TURKISH REPUBLIC
- 2015 SOLO EXHIBITION, IŞ BANK, İŞSANAT ART GALLERY – İZMİR “THE TUNE OF LINES”
- 2015 15 APRIL 2015 GROUP SHOW, WORLD ART DAY EXHIBITION.