After graduating from the Department of English Language and Literature at Hacettepe University in Ankara, the Turkish born painter Ece Turaman studied painting at Birmingham School of Fine Arts, working with artists such as Trevor Halliday, Roy Abell, Barry Cook and Peter de Francia. Turaman then went on to do a postgraduate course in History of Contemporary Art. She has had several solo exhibitions and has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Istanbul, London, Cambridge, Bristol and Oxford. Her works can be seen in many national and international collections. Currently, she lives and works in London.