Berfin Ataman was born in Izmir, Turkey. She went on to get her BFA in Theatre Design from the University of Southern California, her Post – Baccalaureate degree from the School of Art Institute Chicago, and her MFA from UCLA, Design Media Arts. She has shown her work in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Korea, and Istanbul in galleries and museums. Over multiple collections and projects, she has explored humans’ relationships to their environment and the non-human. Her medium is fluid according to each collection but has been materialized as wearables, installations, and other soft, kinetic, sculptures.