İsmet Tatar (b. 1947) is a painter and paper artist based in Cyprus. Tatar’s work includes 2-dimensional organic and mix-media materials and 3-dimensional installations.
Tatar has been teaching and developing paper-making skills through inspiration gathered from the customs and traditions of Cyprus. She produces paper from the natural plants grown in her garden as well as locally gathered recycled materials. Her recent work takes up subjects of “Earth/Land” as a way to record and reflect on notions of change and the relationship between humans and the land they inhabit.
She is a member of IAPMA (The International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists) and co-founder of the Cyprus Paper Artist Association. She regularly contributes to international congresses and juried exhibitions around the world. She has had numerous solo and group exhibitions home and abroad. Her works are part of public and private collections.