Born in Istanbul, Turkey, GOKAY graduated from TED Ankara College and Ankara University Faculty of Letters department of English Language and Literature. After a period of training on information and documentation in Geneva and Brussels, she started working at the Union of Chambers of Commerce of Turkey, European Union Representative Information Office of Turkey and lastly State Planning Organisation as the director of information and documentation for 30 years.
Her painting life started with master painter Kayihan Keskinok at Sanat Yapim Art Gallery. There she studied all the theories and applications of art of painting for 10 years. Then she started joining mixed exhibitions and also held personal ones in various cities of Turkey.She is a member of Association of Women Painters and of Ankara Painters of Turkey.
Ankara: Noya Art Gallery, Isbank and Akbank Art Galleries, Ilhan Art Gallery, British Council Art Gallery and Basak Gallery.
Istanbul: Ares Art Gallery
Izmir: Vakifbank Gallery
STYLE OF PAINTING
Painting in oil,she takes people as the subject of her paintings. Generally they live in parks, cafes, rural life or in their own shelters. With the colours and figures she uses in painting them, she aims creating a small world full of feelings, sentiments and a bit of nostalgia with the hope of sharing their lives with people who watch them.