Esra Karaduman is a contemporary miniature painter based in Istanbul. She studied Traditional Turkish Art & Print at Marmara University, Istanbul. Karaduman has started her professional life as a designer in the textile industry and continued her studies on Islamic Illumination at Kubbealtı Academy, Culture and Arts Foundation. In 2012, she received her certificate in miniature painting and was accepted to the master program of Islamic Illumination at Marmara University. She spent a year in Florence, Italy to continue her research on the dissertation. She currently works and organizes workshops in her studio in Istanbul.