Emine Ozsoy biography: 13 things Queens, New York City artist born in Antalya, Turkey


Emine Yilmaz Oszoy is a Turkish multidisciplinary designer and illustrator living in New York City, New York, United States. She is Deniz Gunduz‘s cousin.

Ozsoy is 2 years younger than her husband Ferdi Ozsoy. Born and raised in New York City, he moved to Turkey in 2009.

Emine was born and raised in Antalya, Turkey. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. Among her clients as an artist were Airbnb, Broadway Plus, Chicago Mag, Instrument, Kjaer Weis, Maroon5, NPR, PlanSponsor and Puma.
  2. She worked at a newspaper in Istanbul, Turkey as a head page designer.
  3. She worked as a barista at Matto Espresso, a coffee shop on Second Avenue in Manhattan, New York City.
  4. In 2011, she and Ferdi in Turkey.
  5. In 2014, she and Ferdi got married in Turkey.
  6. In 2015, she graduated from Marmara University in Istanbul with a bachelor’s degree in art and crafts teacher education.
  7. In 2017, she and Ferdi moved to New York City. After they decided to separate, she stayed in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City while he moved to Tampa, Florida, USA.
  8. She is 4 year younger than Kamal Semrade, who was assigned to a shelter in Bronx, New York City in April 2021 and later lived in a shelter near LaGuardia Airport in Queens, New York City.
  9. In January 2023, she was chosen as an American Illustration online winner.
  10. At round 6:00 a.m. on May 21, 2023, she was on her way to work when she was pushed into a subway train that was pulling out of the Lexington Avenue/63 Street Station in Lenox Hill, Upper East Side, Manhattan allegedly by Semrade. With broken fingers, a scalp laceration, a cervical spine fracture and damage to four major blood vessels, she was rushed to Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City where she underwent medical treatment for over 12 hours.
  11. On May 22, 2023, she was able to fully lift one arm.
  12. On May 23, 2023, she underwent a third surgery for eight hours. She was in and out of consciousness.
  13. She was 35 years old when she was able to lift both arms on May 25, 2023. However, she could not move her hands and her legs have remained paralyzed. 

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