- Gülgün Elitez, born in Istanbul in 1964, completed her undergraduate education at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. She started working as a research assistant at the same university in 1994. She completed her graduate studies and proficiency in arts at the same university. She studied glass blowing in Corning, New York for 4 months in 1999 and did her research on glass. She resigned from her position in 2005. After working as an artist’s technical and artistic consultant for a year, started as an assistant professor at Sakarya University in 2007and retired in 2016. She has participated in many national and international group exhibitions and performed 2 personal exhibitions. She has a personal workshop in Fethiye. Her works are in private and public collections, there is also a large sculptural work in open space area.