Baris Can Aksakal
Born in Aydin, Turkey, Baris Can Aksakal studied at Yuksel Yalova High School of Fine Arts before attending Anadolu University where he became a student in the Glass Department of the Fine Arts Faculty. He was nominated for a scholarship by the Turkish Cultural Foundation and went to The Glass Furnace-Istanbul. He subsequently received another scholarship from the Corning Museum of Glass in New York. Upon receiving his Master’s degree in Fine Arts from Anadolu University, he became a research assistant at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul. In addition to a number of exhibitions throughout Turkey, his glass sculptures have been featured in shows abroad in Prague (Czech Republic), Boda (Sweden), Milan (Italy), Seattle and Corning (United States), and Leerdam (Holland).