Dilek Demirci was born in 1957, in Kayseri, Turkey. In 1982, she graduated from Mimar Sinan University, Faculty of Fine Arts. In 1985, she started teaching at Bogazici University, Department of Fine Arts. In 1987, she got her Master's in painting, at Mimar Sinan University, Faculty of Fine Arts. She continues to work in her studio in Kuzguncuk, Istanbul, Turkey.