Jean Fernandes is an international artist; born in India, raised in Dubai and California. She earned her BA in Graphic Design at San Jose State University, CA (2010) and her MFA in Glass at the University of Texas at Arlington, TX (2014).
She has exhibited her art in juried shows nationally and internationally. These shows most notably include Art Inter/national (Box Heart gallery, Pittsburgh, PA), Emerge/Evolve 2014 (Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA), and the Stanislav Libensky Award (Prague Gallery of Czech Glass, CZ). Her most notable recent achievements include being selected as a 2014 Bullseye Glass Emerge finalist, being published in the 2014 Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology, and winning a 2015 Niche Award.
Jean has taught workshops at the Pittsburgh Glass Center, the Pilchuck Glass School, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and SiNaCa Studios. She currently teaches beginning and advanced kiln-forming at the University of Texas at Arlington, and is the kiln studio manager at SiNaCa Studios in Fort Worth.