Utku Varlık was born in 1942 in Bolu, Turkey. He started the Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Painting in 1961. He studied painting in the studio of the Bedri Rahmi Eyuboglu and trained engraving and lithography in the workshop of the Sabri Berkel. Being graduated from the Academy in 1966, he went to Paris on a state scholarship in 1970. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Paris under George Dayez from 1971 to 1974 and he studied lithography in Cachan Studio. His first exhibition was in 1965 in Geneva, then Utku Varlık, opens exhibitions in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Salzburg, Munich, Cologne, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Cannes, Lyon and Paris on regular basis. Studies in Paris since 1975, works of Utku Varlık represented in Istanbul and Ankara State Painting and Sculpture Museums, in the collections of the Central Bank and
Türkiye İs Bank, United States of America Ben and Abey Gray Foundation, Mayor of Paris, and Paris National Library and Lyon Museum. Utku Varlık forms his figures with expressionist narrative format during the early life of art, although he has been inspired from political life of 1960s and 1970s, continued to use this form of expression. Artist, moved away from expressive narration and social issues after 1975, has been directed towards an imaginary form of expression. Figures for artist, a continuous and living element of nature which is one of the prime and, the reflection is found in nature.