Naz Kaya

About Naz Kaya Erdal

Born in 1974 in Ankara, Turkey. She attended Bilkent University and earned her Masters of Fine Arts degree in Interior Architecture & Environmental Design. In 1998, Naz moved to the United States where, in 2001, she completed her PhD in Environmental Design at Oklahoma State University. After receiving her PhD, Naz became an assistant professor at the University of Georgia, later receiving tenure as an associate professor in 2006 specializing in color and design.

In 2006, Naz moved to Houston, Texas. She began exhibiting her art at juried exhibitions and group shows. For her continuing education, she took Advanced painting credits at The Glassell School of Art in Houston, Texas. Later, in 2010, Naz moved to Jakarta Indonesia working full-time in her own studio. During her stay in Indonesia, she travelled around the Far East Asia. Her first solo exhibition called – “Inspiration: Transition” was a great success and several galleries, including the Maya Gallery, took notice of Naz’s exceptional talent. In the same year, Maya Gallery displayed Naz’s art in Singapore, where her art was well received. Naz has sold her elegant and evoking artwork in California, Illinois, New York, Florida, Texas, Indonesia, China, Australia, Dubai, Turkey, and Singapore.

Naz currently resides in Houston, Texas, where she is the owner of her own studio, Kaya’s Studio.


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