Marmara University Fine Arts Faculty Painting Department.
Selma Gürbüz, who has created a unique world consisting of things like sorcerers, magicians, chimps and shaman rituals, is described by Ferit Edgü as "contemporary of both past and future". In an interview with Kaan Kemerli at Timeout Istanbul in 2017, Selma Gürbüz explains: "I know eastern and western art well, but I do not feel a belonging to neither of them, I do not apprehend the distance or closeness between them, I have a modernist background because it is the first art education I have had. On this strong infrastructure, I add Ottoman art, Iranian, Turkish and Indian miniatures, Chinese-Japanese art, Indian nature, Middle Eastern light, Velázquez's 'Meninas', Manet, St. Petersburg gardens and an endless accumulation which is ceaselessly added to my works."
Selma Gürbüz's works are included in several public collections, namely The British Museum, London; Galerie Maeght Collection, Paris; Santral İstanbul, İstanbul Bilgi University; İstanbul Modern; Project 4L, İstanbul; and The Painting and Sculpture Museum, Ankara.