Gordana Bakić was born in Zagreb. She graduated from the School of Applied Arts and Design in Zagreb in 1990. The same year she enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, studying Fine Arts at the Department of Education. She graduated in the class of prof. Zlatko Keser in 2001. She has been a member of the HDLU since 1996. From 2004 to 2012 she was employed by the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb in the design of scenography (theatre painter). In 2011 she received her master’s degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana, majoring in painting, in the class of prof. Bojan Gorenc. Since 2012 she has been teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in the rank of assistant professor. She has exhibited in exhibitions in Croatia and abroad, living and working in Zagreb.