Born in Konya/Turkey, Nihat Kağnıcı (b. 1979), completed his Hifz training in Konya and later graduated from Eskişehir Anadolu University, Faculty of Business Administration, in 2004.
In the same year, he studied Rika and tluth Mesk scripts from master calligraphers Abdurrahman Depeler and Mustafa Parıldar. In 2005, Nihat began his training under Konya’s grand master calligrapher, Dr Hüseyin Öksüz, earning him licenses between 2012 and 2017. Nihat continues to practice Jali divani with his teacher while also teaching calligraphy in Konya and Ankara.
He was awarded the Achievement Award in the Ministry of Culture State Turkish Decoration Competition held in 2013. In the IRCICA International Fine Calligraphy Competition held in 2016, he received the Incentive Award in the Celi Sülüs Branch and the First Prize in the Karesi Municipality Traditional Handicrafts Competition in 2017. In the same year, he pursued a master’s degree in Fine Arts in Necmettin Erbakan University.
- different techniques and materials. In the IRCICA International Fine Calligraphy Competition Held in 2016, He Received the Incentive Award in the Sülüs Branch. He was also Awarded the Achievement Award in the Ministry of Culture State Turkish Decoration Competition held in 2013.