Devabil Kara graduated from the Department of Painting of Faculty of Fine Arts of Marmara University in 1986. He participated in a seminar given by Joseph Tichy on the techniques of lithography in 1987. He continued his work in Salzburg Summer Academy the same year. He received proficiency in arts degree in 1993 from Marmara University. He worked in the States between 1996-1997.
The artist has fourteen solo exhibitions to his credit, two of which were at abroad. In addition, he participated in a number of group exhibitions. He was honoured with thirteen awards among which the State Painting and Sculpture Exhibition Painting Competition Award and the DYO Painting Competition Award should be cited.
His works can be characterized as creating images to fill the gap between the past and present by wondering in and beyond time. Currently he is working as a faculty member at Marmara University, Department of Painting.