About Ekin Balcıoğlu

Ekin Balcıoğlu is a Turkish American visual artist and editor, and the cofounder and editor in chief of Hamam, a print magazine dedicated to the art and culture of bathing and letting go. She is also the proprietor of Cloud Hands Studio, which specializes in ceramics and paintings. She recently began studying with painting masters Sherrie Mcgraw and David Leffel, further refining her artistic skills. Ekin actively contributes to her community as a board member of the Taos Arts Council and a member of the Taos Ceramics Center. She contributes as a writer to Taos News and collaborates with companies such as Slowdown and Goodland. She holds an MFA in studio arts and an MA in visual and critical studies from California College of the Arts (2016) and a BA in fashion design from Central Saint Martins (2013). She divides her time between Taos, New Mexico, and Izmir, Turkey.

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