Professor Kura teaches art and architectural history courses in the School of Architecture Art and Historic Preservation as well as aesthetics in the Core Program of Roger Williams University. She is also a visual artist who shows internationally. In her photography and ceramics, Nermin Kura uses forms from the biosphere such as pods and eggshells as a metaphor for the abode of life. She explores concepts of embodiment, fullness, inner pressures and the mysteries of life sustaining enclosures.
Nermin Kura holds a Ph.D. in Art Design and Architecture from Bilkent University, Ankara – Turkey 1996 an MFA in Ceramics from RISD 1997, a DEA in African History from Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne 1985, an MA in Art History and Archaeology (dissertation: Ottoman Tiles in Tunisia) and a BA in Art History from Université de Paris-Sorbonne, Paris IV 1982.
Nermin Kura maintains studios in the United States and The Netherlands.