Born in 1953 in Niğde, Şaban Tuncer completed his primary and secondary education in Niğde. He studied Art Teaching in Ankara Gazi Institute of Education. He started to work in Hasan Varol Middle School in Malatya. He later worked in Niğde Cumhuriyet Middle School, Niğde Institute of Education, Niğde College of Education and Niğde Fine Arts Department of Niğde University Faculty of Education.
Şaban Tuncer obtained his undergraduate degree in Art Teaching from Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Education in 1987. He later obtained his master’s degree in Art History Department of Niğde Institute of Social Sciences. In 2003, he retired from Fine Arts Department of Niğde University Faculty of Education where he served last.