Ayse Turgut received an M.A. in Art History from Hunter College, City University of New York in 2002. Currently, she is a lecturer of Islamic Art and Architecture at the New York City College of Technology, City University of New York. She is also organising the exhibition Continuity and Change: Islamic Tradition in Contemporary Art to be held in New York City in 2005. Her past independent curatorial projects include Revealing Truths: Muslim Women Artists.