2010 Fab Academy (the pilot year of MIT's Digital Fabrication program)

2001 Rhode Island School of Design, BFA in Glass

1998 Maryland Institute College of Art, Foundation


Continuing Education

2009 Rhode Island School of Design, Contemporary Porcelain with Sharon Pollock

2007 Rhode Island School of Design, Intermediate Silversmithing with Devienna Anggraini

2002 and 2006 Opera Training with Valerie Nicolosi

2005 Rhode Island School of Design, Machine Knitting with Rachel Milano

1999 Corning Museum of Glass, Advanced Flameworking with Loren Stump

1999 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Mixed Media Jewelry

1997 School of Visual Art, Sculpture

1996 Rhode Island School of Design Pre- College Program, Jewelry with Noam Elyashiv

1995 New York State Summer School of Visual Arts, Printmaking and Mixed Media Studies

1994 New York State Summer School of Visual Arts, Sculpture and Drawing

Exhibitions and Awards

2012 Love in June, Imago Gallery, Warren, RI

2012 AS220 Pop Up Gallery, Providence

2011 Crossing Currents, State Capitol Offices, Providence

2011 Inverted Harmonies, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft- solo show

2011 Education Award and Editor's Choice Award, Maker Faire San Mateo

2010 Fellowship of Craft for the State of Rhode Island

2010 RISCA Multicultural Show, Providence

2010 RISCA Winners Exhibit, Imago Gallery, Warren, RI

2010 Editor's Choice Award, Maker Faire New York

2009 Winner for "I BUY ART" campaign, Providence

2009 Open Window, AS220, Providence

2008 Felt Club, Los Angeles, California

2008 Editor's Choice Award Maker Faire, Austin, Texas

2008 Sustainability Show, AS220, Providence

2007 Happy Birthday Mike Leslie Diorama Show, HBML Worcester

2006-2007 Wunderground exhibit, RISD Museum

2006 GATHER exhibit, New Orleans, Louisiana

2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 Maker Faire, San Mateo, California

2005 Japanese Lampwork Festa, Kobe, Japan

2002 Comic Art Show, Monohasset Gallery

2002 Senior Apparel Show, Boston College

2001 RISD Apparel Show, Veterans Memorial Auditorium

2001 RISD Glass Department Senior Show, Woods- Gerry Gallery

2001 RISD Glass Department Senior Show, A. J. Land Building

1997 Thertus Gallery, Oceanside, New York

1996 RISD Pre-College Show, Woods- Gerry Gallery

1995 Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo, New York (piece in permanent collection)

1995 NYSSSA exhibit, SUNY Fredonia

1994 NYSSSA exhibit, SUNY Fredonia

Teaching Experience

2006- present Maker Faire, San Mateo, California/ Austin, Texas/ New York City/ Providence, RI

2011- present Lasercutting Textiles, Introduction to Lasercutting AS220, Providence

2011 Technical Liason at MIT's Fab Lab at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine

2010 Two individual yearlong mentorships in Lampworking Glass and

Fashion Studies

2009 Individuall mentorship in Street Fashion

2009 Textile Techniques for Jewelry Applications, Craftland, Providence

2007 RISD Workshop, Making Shoes from Recycled Materials

2006 RISD Screenprinting demonstrations

2006 Making Shoes from Recycled Materials, Workshops in Oakland,CA; Tucson, AZ; Chicago, IL; Providence, RI

2006 Recycling Plastic Bags Workshop, Reclaim the Commons, Chicago

2006 Making Shoes from Recycled Materials, Boston Skillshare

2005 Recycling Plastic Bags Workshop, Boston Skillshare

2005 Flameworking, Studio Morio, Kyoto, Japan

2005 Recycling Plastic Bags Workshop, D.I.Y. Conference at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine

2002 Skillshare tour, 18 dates across the United States

1995 Sculpture and Painting, Baldwin Junior High School



2011 Lovebird, solo music project

2010 Puppet Display of Affection, Providence

2008 Lovebird, solo music project

2005- 2006 Big Bang Circus, stronglady

2005 Fireflies Festival, Greensboro, North Carolina

2001 Puppet Display of Affection, 33 city tour of the U.S. East Coast

2000 Puppet Display of Affection, 8 date solo tour


Press and Documentaries

2012 O, The Oprah Magazine

2010 The Martha Stewart Show, demonstrating glass torchwork

2009 feature

2009 Glassline Magazine, selected as one of five important pieces in contemporary lampwork

2009 Providence Monthly feature

2009 feature video

2008 Handmade Nation, documentary and book about contemporary craft movements

2008 Craft zine web feature article

2006 The Flow Magazine, Women in Glass feature Vol 2, issue 4

2006 Young, Jewish, and Left, documentary about the importance of Jews in radical political movements

2006 Make zine web feature article

2006 Wunderground zine, "Why I Love Providence"

2004 The Bike Book, if'n Books

2003 Art New England cover and article about performance, April/ May issue

2003 Venus magazine, November issue

2003 Zinesters, documentary about self- publishing

2002 Do It Yourself Guide #2, Crimethinc.



2011 trained in supporting survivors of domestic abuse

2009- present Friends of Olneyville Library, co- president

2005- 2008 Providence Affordable Living Studios

2004- present Olneyville Neighborhood Association

2006 Sabina Matos Campaign for City Council

2001-2003 The Hive Archive

2000-2001 Providence Community Radio, Board of Directors








Jenine Bressner was awarded the FY2010 Craft Fellowship from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. She recently graduated from the pilot year of the Fab Academy, taught via international videoconference from MIT and the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalunya. Her first solo show, "Inverted Harmonies," was exhibited at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.