Fabio J. Fernández is an artist, arts advocate, educator, and arts administrator. He is the former Executive Director of the Society of Arts + Crafts in Boston where he led the organization through a pivotal time in its long and venerable history. He also served as the Exhibitions Director at the Society and as Associate Curator at Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Fernández has planned and executed national exhibitions that presented fresh explorations into the conceptual, technical, and material approaches of contemporary makers. He serves as a Trustee of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine. Fernández has been a visiting critic at universities around the world and has served as a juror on numerous grant panels. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan and a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Seton Hall University in New Jersey.