Nicole Chesney was born in Cinnaminson, New Jersey in 1971. She began her undergraduate studies at California College of Arts and Craft and earned a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art in 1997. In 2000, Nicole completed her Master’s degree at The Canberra School of Art in Canberra, Australia. Awards received include a Jutta Cuny-Franz Foundation Supporting Award in Düsseldorf, Germany in 2001, the UrbanGlass Award for New Talent in 2004 and The Corning Museum of Glass Rakow Commission in 2005. Her work is exhibited and collected internationally. In 2003, Nicole moved to Providence, Rhode Island, which she very happily now calls home.