John Moran is an accomplished glass and mixed-media artist renowned for his captivating Poppolitical art. With a Master of Fine Arts degree from Illinois State University and a Ph.D. from the Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw, Poland, he has established himself as a leading figure in contemporary art. He has participated in several residencies and exhibited his unique work in many galleries and institutions. As one of the best sculptors in figurative realism within the glass art community, he has presented multiple times at the Glass Art Society Conference. In 2022, he was hailed as the winner of Season 3 of the glass-making reality TV series Blown Away on Netflix. Currently, he resides in Belgium, where he has a non-profit community glass studio – Gent Glas, along with his website backdoorart.