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Ayten Köse was born in Mardin, Turkey. She graduated from Izmir Buca Institute of Education, Department of Painting in 1976. Qualifying in second place for the preliminary examination of the main art department, she completed her undergraduate degree at Dokuz Eylül University Buca Faculty of Education, Department of Painting in 1987. She worked as a teacher for 20 years in state schools and at several private institutions. She continues painting and drawing caricatures at her own workshop in Izmir. The artist has engaged in over 60 solo shows and participated in many collective art and cartoon exhibitions. She is a member of GESAM and Association of Turkish Cartoonists.

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