Jean Bardon was born in Dublin in 1952. She attended Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology between 1970 and 1974.
She currently lives in Dublin. Jean’s first encounter with printmaking came in Amsterdam, where she lived and worked for a period in the 1970s, attending an etching course, which took place on one of Amsterdam’s houseboats.
She returned to printmaking in 1990, becoming a member of Graphic Studio Dublin in 1992. Since then she has participated in many exhibitions including Holy Show (2002)and Gardens of Earthly Delight (2005) in the Chester Beatty Library, Revelation (2008) at the National Gallery of Ireland, and most recently, Ile d’Hiver (2009) at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris. In 2009 she was also selected to make a print for the first Graphic Studio Dublin Sponsors’ Portfolio 2010. In 2010 she had a solo exhibition at Galleri Astley in Uttersberg, Sweden. Her work is included in many public and private collections.