Born in Antalya, Turkey in 1949, Ayten Durukan took her primary, secondary and high school education in Antalya. She graduated from Pharmacy Faculty of Istanbul Commercial Sciences Academy (Pharmacy Faculty of Marmara University)
After she had worked for 31 years as pharmacist she retired from Bag-Kur and began painting at Burhan-Kum Studio. Currently Ayten Durukan is director of Beta Drug Depot and she continues his painting works at Burhan-Kum Studio. She has regrets that she did not begin painting before 34 years.