• Hers is a career that we can truly call 'postmodern' in the most positive sense of the term. Her works include a wide variety of genres and practices, ranging from the most abstract and plain work, which change according to the space in which they are displayed or the surfaces on which they are hung, to colorful images abstracted from complex views of nature.

    The paintings of Jale Vural-Schmidt are like experiences that offer our senses and thoughts forms which are hybrid at times and pure at others and in which multiplicities intertwine (...)

    This method, which is open to experimental and unexpected coincidences, is what truly makes her an artist. At times, they assume hybrid forms and, at times, pure forms in which manifolds are closely intertwined (...). These paintings do not expect definite attitudes on our part; often we too approach them in an experimental and investigative way. A painting which presents itself to us like a question or an invitation as a question or an invitation, can enter diverse metamorphoses as the perception of time lengthens.

    - Jale Erzen, Ankara -


  • Jale Vural-Schmidt is a wanderer and mediator between two worlds, two cultures. She loves to experiment with materials and surfaces (...). Her works, which are inspired and abstracted by nature and oscillate between painting, drawing and sculpture, are just as sensitive and poetic (...). Cement tiles, which were exposed to the influence of the weather, form a fine, picturesque relief with their colored surfaces (...). Finally, the large black-and-white drawings of the 'column people': they inscribe the figures in a narrow, high square without restricting their freedom.

    - Regine Nahrwold, Braunschweiger Zeitung -

  • Jale's works combines the two cultures - the discipline of the 'West' and the deep silence of the 'East'- which she absorbed with great sensitivity during her elementary studies of art in Turkey as well as during her studies in Nuremberg and Budapest and her artistic experiences at important centers of art in Europe, so that even minimalist works barely hide the passion behind the silent layers.

    Her works, which reflect her observations of the surroundings, create a mystery through the medium she uses and the themes she selects and this mystery is another meeting point of her art and her deep personality, which does not reveal itself easily. The variety in the use of materials, is a feature which strengthens the artist’s word.

    - Ayşegül Kurtel, İzmir -


1952 born in Cumaliköy (Aydin / Turkey)
1973 graduated in art education in Izmir
1973 -1989 art teacher in schools and artistic work in Kirsehir and Izmir
1986 work with Prof. CORNEILLE (Summer Academy Salzburg)
1987 work with Prof. G.K. PFAHLER (Summer Academy Salzburg)
1989 – 1996 studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg (mainly with Prof. G.K. PFAHLER)
1994 guest studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest (with Prof. Dora MAURER)
2000 - 2003 Professor in Painting at the Art Faculty of Sakarya University (Turkey)
Since 1981 numerous solo exhibitions in Hungary (including Fészek Galeria Budapest and Müvészetek Haza / House of Artists in Pécs), in Germany (including Alte Brauerei Schwäbisch Hall, HFM Schwäbisch Hall, temporary gallery in Lisbon Braunschweig), Greece (Astypalea Cultural Center) and Turkey (including Oda Sanat Galeria Istanbul, Alsancak Cultural Center Izmir, '50 .Yil Köskü' of Ege University Izmir, Gallery of Bilkent University Ankara, Gallery of Architectural Association Ankara)
Since 2014 Jale Vural-Schmidt lives in Izmir (Artist's workshop in Karapinar) and Schwäbisch Hall (Artist's workshop in Westheim). She is a member of the AIAP, the Hohenloher Kunstverein and the Kunstverein Schwäbisch Hall.