Pinelo Art Gallery was founded in 2012 by Cem Aggelos Ustuner in order to support Contemporary Artists and help students and academicians to promote their work as the future of Art. Pinelo Art Gallery is located in Harbiye (Şişli) and organizes regular exhibitions locally and abroad. mainly for painters and sculptors who are students or graduates of the Faculty of Fine Arts. Pinelo Art Gallery also organizes international exhibitions every year in Paris, Japan, New York, Miami, Greece, Bulgaria (such as Apodec Gallery (Greece, Thessaloniki) Boris Georgiev Gallery (Varna, Bulgaria), Designe Festa Gallery (Tokyo, Japan), Tokyo Metropolitan Museum with collobrate Jyunte Art Association, Filmgate Miami (Florida, USA), Dacia Gallery and Ev Gallery (New York) Gallery Davinci (Paris, France).
Pinelo is now aiming at widening its horizons to other countries and locations (London, Berlin, South Africa, etc) being motivated by the motto “Art is our past & our future”.
MadeByArtist, another Brand of Pinelo, was established with the support of Melihat Tüzün (Dean of Trakya University Fine Arts Faculty) to organize and support Art Symposiums abroad. To date, it has held 7 Symposiums in various countries and the papers have been published with ISBN Barcodes.
Since 2022, Elisa İlkay, French with an Heart for Art, recently curating exhibitions, has joined Cem in leading Pinelo Art Gallery and organizing the exhibitions.