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Jean Fernandes

[Jean Fernandes]

Other Faculty, Art and Art History
Last Updated: September 17, 2020
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Biography

Biography

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.

Education

Education

    • 2014 MFA in Art - Art Design Studios
      The University of Texas at Arlington, 2014
    • 2010 BA in Art Design Studies
      San Jose State University, 2010

Memberships

    • 2018 to Present Fort Worth Art Collective
    • 2010 to Present Glass Art Society

Awards and Honors

    • Dec  2017 Scholarship sponsored by Penland School of Crafts
    • Dec  2016 Honoree sponsored by Faculty Creative Works, Liberal Arts, UT Arlington
    • Dec  2016 Scholarship sponsored by Urban Glass / University of Texas at Arlington Glass Area
    • Dec  2015 Award: Artist of the Month (May) sponsored by The Art List
    • Dec  2015 Award: Niche Award in Sculptural Glass sponsored by Niche Awards
    • Dec  2014 Award sponsored by Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
    • Dec  2014 Finalist sponsored by Bullseye Emerge Exhibition 2014
    • Dec  2014 Finalist sponsored by Stanislav Libensky Award
    • Dec  2014 Scholarship sponsored by Pittsburgh Glass Center
    • Dec  2013 Grant sponsored by Barbara & Dennis DuBois Advanced Research in Glass Grand
    • Dec  2013 Grant sponsored by Ignacio and Lynda Nunez Grant
    • Dec  2013 Honorable Mention sponsored by A/NT Gallery: Changes Exhibition
    • Dec  2013 Honorable Mention sponsored by Glass Art Society Online Student Exhibition
    • Dec  2013 Scholarship sponsored by Bullseye Glass Conference
    • Dec  2013 Scholarship sponsored by Pittsburgh Glass Center
    • Dec  2013 Scholarship sponsored by Pittsburgh Glass Center / University of Texas at Arlington Glass Area
    • Dec  2012 Award sponsored by College of Liberal Arts - Dean's Travel Award
    • Dec  2012 Scholarship sponsored by Pittsburgh Glass Center / The University of Texas at Arlington Glass Area
    • Dec  2011 Award sponsored by Santa Clara Sculpture Exhibition Merit Award
    • Dec  2010 Scholarship sponsored by Pittsburgh Glass Center / San Jose State University

Other Activities

Other Activities

      • Developed and prototyped a mold for glass casting life-size spurs for local artist, Liss LaFleur
        Liss LaFleur

Presentations

    • June  2018
      Fernandes, Jean, "Instructor Slideshow Presentation", Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN. (June 20, 2018).
    • June  2018
      Fernandes, Jean, "Instructor Slideshow Presentation", The Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA. (June 7, 2018).
    • June  2017
      Fernandes, Jean, "Summer Lecture Series Presentation ", Pittsburgh, PA. (June 14, 2017).
    • March  2015
      Fernandes, Jean, "Panel: Balancing Work and Life", University of Texas Arlington . (March 25, 2015).
    • August  2014
      Fernandes, Jean, "Teaching Assistant Slideshow Presentation ", Stanwood, WA. (August 12, 2014).

Courses

      • ART 4340-001 ADVANCED KILN FORMED GLASS
        (Course Id: 110920)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ART 2342-002 GLASSBLOWING
        (Course Id: 110080)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ART 3340-001 KILN FORMED GLASS
        (Course Id: 103941)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ART 4340-001 ADVANCED KILN FORMED GLASS
        (Course Id: 110920)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ART 3340-001 KILN FORMED GLASS
        (Course Id: 103941)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ART 4340-001 ADVANCED KILN FORMED GLASS
        (Course Id: 110920)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ART 3340-001 KILN FORMED GLASS
        (Course Id: 103941)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ART 4340-001 ADVANCED KILN FORMED GLASS
        (Course Id: 110920)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ART 3340-001 KILN FORMED GLASS
        (Course Id: 103941)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ART 4340-001 ADVANCED KILN FORMED GLASS
        (Course Id: 110920)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ART 3340-001 KILN FORMED GLASS
        (Course Id: 103941)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ART 4340-001 ADVANCED KILN FORMED GLASS
        (Course Id: 110920)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ART 3340-001 KILN FORMED GLASS
        (Course Id: 103941)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ART 4340-001 ADVANCED KILN FORMED GLASS
        (Course Id: 110920)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ART 4340-001 ADVANCED KILN FORMED GLASS
        (Course Id: 110920)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ART 3340-001 KILN FORMED GLASS
        (Course Id: 103941)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ART 3340-001 KILN FORMED GLASS
        (Course Id: 103941)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ART 3340-001 KILN FORMED GLASS
        (Course Id: 103941)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ART 3340-001 KILN FORMED GLASS
        (Course Id: 103941)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ART 4340-001 ADVANCED KILN FORMED GLASS
        (Course Id: 110920)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ART 3340-001 KILN FORMED GLASS
        (Course Id: 103941)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ART 3340-001 KILN FORMED GLASS
        (Course Id: 103941)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ART 3340-001 KILN FORMED GLASS
        (Course Id: 103941)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ART 3340-001 KILN FORMED GLASS
        (Course Id: 103941)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ART 3340-001 KILN FORMED GLASS
        (Course Id: 103941)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ART 3340-001 KILN FORMED GLASS
        (Course Id: 103941)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012

Service to the University

    • Past to  Nov 2015 Workshop Organizer
      Find Your Space
    • Past to  Mar 2015 Juror
      ACES Graduate Poster Presentations

Service to the Community

Service to the Community

    • 2015 to  Present
      Volunteer
      Arts Goggle
      Annual Volunteer at Sinaca Studios for the Arts Goggle event (14-15 hour event)
    • 2015 to  Present
      Volunteer
      Open Streets
      Annual volunteer at Sinaca Studios for the Open Streets event in Fort Worth, TX.
    • Past to  2010
      Volunteer
      Glass Art Society Conference
    • Past to  2009
      Committee Chair
      Relay For Life
      Publicity Chair