Handan Cengiz was born in Rize in 1963. She finished middle school. After taking classes of block printing from master craftsman for 2 years, she learned more on it in Tokat between 1991 and 1992. She has had 8 exhibitions and received many awards. Since 2003, she has worked at the historical building in Çanakkale, and introduced her block prints in many festivals and fairs.