Erol Balcı was born in Rize in 1973. He started taking khatt classes from Mehmet Memiş and Mustafa Parlıdar in 2004, and received his khatt license from Memiş. He uses thuluth, naskh, jali thuluth, muhaqqaq and jali diwani scripts in his works according to the classical understanding. Balcı participated in various exhibitions abroad. He won the 18th Ministry of Culture and Tourism Achievement Award and encouragement award in 3rd Albaraka Khatt Competition, third prize in the 1st Traditional Arts Khatt Competition, encouragement award in the 9th IRCICA Competition in thuluth branch, and second prize in the 9th Halil İbrahim Meetings Khatt Competition. Balcı has a Ministry of Culture and Tourism Artist Presentation Card. He still gives khatt classes in Kocaeli, Gebze and Pendik.