Sibel Kocabasi is a Turkish American contemporary artist, curator, and educator living in Florida and Istanbul, Turkey. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Turkish Traditional Arts from Marmara University of Fine Arts in Istanbul, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from Florida Atlantic University. She has exhibited in Japan, Egypt (in the 10th Cairo Contemporary Art Biennale), and Istanbul. Kocabasi received the 2006 Hector Ubertalli Visual Arts Award and the 2010 South Florida Cultural Consortium's Visual and Media Artists Fellowship. Her works are in the collection of The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum in Miami, Florida and Beth De Woody collection.