Ali Yanya is a painter and printmaker he was born in Istanbul. Yanya studied Fine Art at Marmara University in Istanbul in 1980- 84 and then the Royal College of Art London in 1988 - 1990.
Yanya's work is in the print collections of the British Museum, Clifford Chance International Law Firm, Turkish graphic Museum and BP Turkey.
Ali is currently teaching at Morely College London.
About his work Yanya say's " It is a continuous exploration of man and his relationship with his surroundings & history".