Jerins was the recipient of a full scholarship from Scholastic Art Awards to attend the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts graduating with a four-year certificate. That year, he was awarded an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant. Subsequent grants: The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York Foundation for the Arts, Fellowship in Printmaking/ Drawing/Artists Books, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Grant, George Sugarman Foundation Grant (twice), and the
E.D. Foundation Grant. He has had solo exhibitions at the Latvian Foreign Art Museum, Riga, Latvia, Museum of Nebraska Art, Payne Gallery at Moravian Collage, and two New York City exhibitions at Tatistsheff Gallery. His drawings have been widely exhibited in catalogue-supported shows across the US. Reviews include The New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, and American Arts Quarterly. A feature article “Uomimi in mezzo ai guair” by Lorena Cerbini appeared in Italy’s Arte Magazine. His public collections are the Arkansas Art Center, Museum of Nebraska Art, and Moravian College. He is represented by ACA Galleries in New York City.