Gülcan Şenyuvalı was born in Mersin in 1971. She graduated from the Painting Department in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Mersin University in 1997. She completed her master’s degree (2001) and doctoral degree, proficiency in arts (2010) at her alma mater. Şenyuvalı has had several solo exhibitions and has participated in many group exhibitions and symposiums in Turkey and Holland. Currently, she works as a lecturer at her alma mater.