Rüçhan Şahinoğlu was born in Istanbul in 1970. Her first solo exhibition took place in 1995 and participated in numerous exhibitions both at home and abroad. She drew attention with her interesting works using postcards as an art form with her projects like “From: Rüçhan Şahinoğlu” and “Artist Postcards”. Consequently she took her place among the first representatives of the ‘Art of Mail’ movement in Turkey. Şahinoğlu, currently a lecturer at Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts, holds the 1998 İş Bankası Grand Art Award and the 1995 Tekel Painting Competition Award.