Kaya-Erdal, Naz



Born in 1974 in Ankara, Turkey. Naz is an abstract expressionist artist with an educational background in interior architecture and environmental design. She holds Bachelor’s & Master of Fine Art in Interior Architecture & Environmental Design from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. She received her Ph.D. in Environmental Design from Oklahoma State University.

Upon receiving her doctorate, she started teaching at the University of Georgia. After getting her tenure and promotion, she decided to choose the path that she always wanted and moved to Houston, Texas where she started taking advanced painting classes at the Glassell School of Art. At the same time she kept practicing at a major design and architectural firm in Houston. During that time, she started showing her artworks in juried exhibitions and doing commissioned artworks. From 2010 to 2012, due to her husband’s job, as an expatriate she moved to Jakarta, Indonesia where she continued painting in her own studio. During her stay in Indonesia, she travelled around and engaged in different cultures in the Far East Asia. Her paintings received admiration from several art collectors throughout the world. She currently resides in Houston, where she does full-time painting.

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