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Nihal Arik completed her undergraduate and graduate studies in Metallurgical Engineering at METU, Ankara ,Turkey. She then continued her studies in  UK , Japan, and  Boston, USA. Upon her return to Turkey, she started working in the steel industry and took senior management roles until 2002. Now, she is the founding partner of Tekno LTD.

​She started her artistic work in 1997, and developed her painting skills at various art institutions. While working at the studios of various fameous artists , she ​developed herself further in a wide range of styles and materials, from charcoal and dry pastel to gouache, acrylic and oil painting. During this time, the Artist also designed jewellery with semi-precious stones.

From 2000 on, she displayed her paintings and jewellery designs at solo and group exhibitions​.

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The artist participated in the following exhibitions:

  • Euro ExpoArt Venice Art Fair (Forli, İtaly, 2017)

  • Key Art Project Gallery (İstanbul, Turkey, Apr 2017)

  • Urla Art Fair 'Atelier Kırmızı' (İzmir, Turkey, Apr 2018)

  • Baku Gallery Exhibition 'From Turkey with Love' (Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr 2018)

  • Artbridge13 Talisman Exhibition (Cologne, Germany, Sep 2018)

  • SoArt Poroject,'Mucizevi Yansımalar' Exhibition (İstanbul, Turkey, Oct 2018)

  • Kethüda Art Gallery (İstanbul, Turkey, Oct 2018)

  • Hilton Contemporary Art Show (İstanbul, Dec 2018)

  • Niş Art Gallery 'Foot Steps of Past ' (İstanbul, Turkey, Jan 2019) 

  • ArtAnkara Contemporary Art Fair (Ankara, Turkey, Mar 2019) 

  • World Art Day Exhibition,Gallery Next, DC Kosmoz (İstanbul, Turkey, Apr 2019)

  • Ataşehir Mural Art (İstanbul, Turkey, Sep 2019)

  • Taksim Art Gallery, SoArt Project, 'Mucizevi Yansımalar' Exhibition(İstanbul, Turkey, Nov 2019)

  • UKKSA Gallery (İstanbul, Turkey, Dec 2021)

  • International Online Exhibition of Bahariye Art Gallery (İstanbul, Turkey, Apr 2022)

  • Parma Art Fair (Parma, İtaly, Oct 2022)

  • İaafistanbul Art &Antique Fair (Lütfü Kırdar Congress Center (İstanbul,Turkey,Nov 2022)

 

In her ​paintings​, she uses a wide spectrum of colors in their most striking hues, as well as animals and human forms to express immortalising moments and strong emotions. The artist focuses on acrylic and oil paintings related to the theme of mother nature.