Janine Altman was born in Uruguay. She works glass using different techniques: Fusing Glass, Flameworking and Pate de Verre. Altman created a different way of working glass, which she calls Openwork Glass, which became her signature of Author. It is a sophisticated form that consists of joining hundreds of small units of glass, linked by metal lines, creating a new structure altogether. Lately she is experimenting and investigating in the recycling of glass, trying to incorporate it into most of her works, either starting from broken objects or in disuse.

Her artworks appeal to different forms and textures in a context in which different tones and nuances complement each other to produce unique and irreproducible pieces. We can notice in her works the presence of geometric and abstract forms, which come together in her own style, as eclectic as it is avant-garde.

She has participated in a great variety of International Exhibitions and Fairs, among which Artexpo New York, USA: 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014 and 2013; Carrousel Du Louvre, France: 2016; Art Spectrum Miami, USA: 2015; Este Arte International Art Fair, Uruguay: 2020, 2019 and 2018; International Contemporary Art Biennial of Argentina, Argentina: 2018 and Arte Punta International Contemporary Art Fair, Uruguay: 2013 and 2011.

She has been recognized by world referents of glass as the Contemporary Glass Society of the United Kingdom and the National Liberty Museum of Philadelphia. Her artworks are part of educational and social institutions, as well as private collections in: Australia, Spain, France, England, Canada, USA, Costa Rica, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay.

Director of the Gallery ACCS Visual Arts in Montevideo, Uruguay. 

Teacher of Fused Glass, courses, workshops and seminars.