Born in Dublin, Jean Bardon studied at Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design between 1970 and 1974. She then spent a period living and working in Amsterdam. It was during this time that she developed an interest in printmaking. She became a member of Graphic Studio Dublin in 1990 and since then has exhibited nationally and internationally. She has been involved in many exhibitions at the Graphic Studio, most recently being a member of the committee which initiated and organised ‘Gardens of Earthly Delight’ which took place in the Chester Beatty Library in 2005.