Gül Derman was born in Ankara in 1942. She graduated from the Amerikan Kız Koleji in Arnavutköy in 1962. She earned her undergraduate degree from the İstanbul Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Painting, Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu Studio in 1971. In 1982 she completed her doctoral work at the İstanbul Department of Art History. She continued training at the Etching and Lithography Departments of the Salzburg Summer Academy, led by Werner Otte, with an Austrian Culture Ministry scholarship from 1970-1975 and 1980. She was a guest artist at the Rochester Institute of Technology Printmaking Department in 1977, and six times between 1981-1993 at the Salzburg Lithography Studio, where she produced lithography. She produced serigraphy at Süleyman Saim Tekcan's studio in Söğütlüçeşme and at Çamlıca House of Art between 1982-1994. Gül Derman was an artist who worked in the serigraphy studio for the longest time and was recognized as an honorary ambassador of the institution. She died in 1994.