Painter, academician, fine arts professor. He was born in 1953 in the Çaykara district of Trabzon. He graduated from the Istanbul State Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Master Painting in 1977 with a master's degree. He started working as an assistant in 1979. He received Proficiency in Art in 1983. Between 1986-87, he did artistic work at London University Goldsmiths' College in England, where he went with a British Council scholarship. He became an associate professor in 1990. In 1993, with the Eisenhower Scholarship, he conducted studies and research in the USA on the "Development of Education Systems, Culture and Art" within the scope of the "Single Nation" program.

He received the title of professor in 1998. He held administrative duties such as head of Painting Department, vice rector and the director of the Painting and Sculpture Museum at Mimar Sinan University Faculty of Fine Arts. In the same year he worked on printmaking at The Çamlıca House of Art in Çamlıca.

In the field of painting, he has 19 awards including the State Painting and Sculpture Exhibition Award (1979,1986), Republic Senate Foundation “Atatürk Painting Competition” First Prize (1981) “Abdi İpekçi Friendship and Peace Award” Painting First Prize (1983), 2008 Troy Culture-Art Awards Plastic Arts Award (2008) and Russian Academy of Art “R.A.H. ŞUVALOV Medal. The works of the artist are in various collections in Turkey, as well as in various private and corporate collections in Turkey and abroad (including USA, UK, Netherlands, Norway, Korea, Jordan, Greece, Macedonia, Russia, Switzerland, Germany).

Selected Exhibitions:

1977: "Aydın Ayan Painting Exhibition", Künmat Art Gallery, Teşvikiye / Istanbul.

1982: “Aydın Ayan Painting Exhibition”, State Painting and Sculpture Museum, İzmir.

1988: "Aydın Ayan Painting and Printing Exhibition", Goldsmiths 'Gallery, Goldsmiths' College University of London, New Cross, London / England.

1997: “Aydın Ayan 25th Art Year Exhibition”, Yapı Kredi Bank, Kazım Taşkent Art Gallery, Ist.

2007: "The Resistance of Sisyphos" 35th Art Year Retrospective Exhibition "İş Sanat Kibele Art Gallery, İş Kuleleri, Levent / Istanbul.

2017 "Aydın Ayan" Secret and Magical Truth "45th Art Year Exhibition Tophane-i Amire Culture and Art Center" Five Dome Hall ", Tophane / Istanbul.

2017: “Aydın Ayan 45th Art Year Bursa Retrospective”, Nilüfer Municipality Nazım Hikmet Culture House, Nilüfer / Bursa.

2018: "Aydın Ayan '45 +1 Time and Selection' Painting Exhibition", Çankaya Municipality,

Contemporary Arts Center (All Halls), Çankaya / Ankara.