Sibel Üçal was born in Istanbul. She first discovered a passion for painting as a child and later received a degree from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. She has had the privilege of working with talented Turkish painters Alp Bartu, Veli Sapaz, Ali Candaş, and Sait Günel at the Bakraç Art Gallery in Istanbul. She is a member of several local professional organizations and has held personal exhibitions throughout Turkey. Since 2010, she and a few associates have worked under the label Utopia Art Gallery, where she now spends most of her time. In addition to painting, she also serves as a worship leader at a local church. She lives in Kadıköy, Istanbul with her husband and three children.