Pinkney Herbert  

LUSH LIFE
Oil, digital print on panel
8" x 10"
2013

 

FANFARE/PENLAND
Oil, pigment, paint on panel
8" x 10"
2012

CIVITAS
Oil, pigment print on canvas
33.5 x 33.5"
2012

FANFARE SPIN
Oil, digital print on panel
10" x 8"
2013

LURE
Oil, digital print on panel
12" x 16"
2012

PURPLE LINE
Oil, digital print on panel
14" x 11"
2012

SILVER, Mark Series
Pastel, acrylic on paper
45.5" x 34.5"
2012

S
Oil, digital print on panel
14" x 11"
2012

 

 

VIRGINIA 4
Mark Series
Pastel on paper
41"x29"
2010

BACKBEAT 4
Mark Series
Pastel, ink on paper
41"x29"
2012

SCOUT
Oil, digital print on canvas
60"x52"
2012

S. MARTINI
Oil on canvas
45.5" x 29"
2012

"O"
Oil, digital print on panel
8" x 10"
2013

 

FAMILY
Oil, digital print on panel
12" x 12"
2013

PURPLE FALL
Oil, digital print on panel
14" x 11"
2012

 

BOOGIE WOOGIE
Oil, digital print on panel
18" x 24"
2013

FANFARE BEALE
Digital print on panel
24" x 18"
2013

b. 1954, Charlotte, NC
Education
1982    M.F.A. University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 1979    University of Georgia, Athens, GA 1977    B.A. Rhodes College, Memphis, TN 1976    Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN
Pinkney Herbert was born in Charlotte, NC in 1954. He received his BA from Rhodes College and his MFA from the University of Memphis. He has taught at the University of Tennessee, the Helsinki Academy of Fine Arts, Penland School of Crafts, the University of Memphis, and the Memphis College of Art. He has been a visiting artist at the Prague Academy of Fine Arts, Hanoi University of Fine Arts, and the Oberfalzer Kuntzlerhaus, Schwandorf, Germany. In the Fall of 2012, he taught painting and drawing at the University of Georgia Study Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy. He is the founder and director of Marshall Arts Studio and Gallery in Memphis, TN.
Mr. Herbert is the recipient of Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and the USIA­Arts America. He has participated in numerous art exhibitions throughout the US, Europe, Japan, and Southeast Asia. His art is in the permanent collections of the New Orleans Museum of Art, New York University, Memphis Brooks Museum, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and the Arkansas Arts Center. He is represented by David Lusk Gallery, Memphis; Annette Fox Gallery, New York; Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta; and Greg Thompson Fine Arts, Little Rock. He is a fellow and board member of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. He maintains studios in Memphis and New York.
Pinkney Herbert

www.pinkneyherbert.com

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2013    Recent Work, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN 2011    Broken Time: Progressions, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN 2010    Broken Time, Heriard­Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, LA
New Beginnings, POTS Gallery, Memphis, TN 2009    Floating World, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN 2008    NP40 Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2007    Lesley Heller Gallery, New York, NY
Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN 2006    Fire and Water, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN 2005    Fire and Water, Freed­Hardeman University, Henderson, TN 2004    David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN 2002    Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA 2001    Lotus, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN
The Medallion Gallery, New Orleans, LA 2000    Recent Paintings and Drawings, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR 1999    Flying Solo, Nashville International Airport, Nashville, TN 1998    New Abstractions, Ledbetter Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN 1997    Gallery W.D.O, Charlotte, NC 1996    Ledbetter Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN
Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Murray State University, Murray, KY 1994    Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA 1993    Galerie Pelin, Helsinki, Finland
Austin Peay University, Clarkesville, TN 1992    Robinson/Willis Gallery, Nashville, TN
City Gallery of Contemporary Art, Raleigh, NC 1991    University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR 1988    Carlo Lamagna Gallery, New York, NY
Selected Group Exhibitions
2013    Present Tense: The Art of Memphis from 2001­Now, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN
287 Stonewall Street Memphis, TN 38112 901­679­6837 pinkney.herbert@gmail.com www.pinkneyherbert.com
Mostra: University of Georgia Faculty and Students, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Underground at the Cotton Museum, The Cotton Museum, Memphis, TN 2012    Southern Abstraction, Mobile Art Museum, Mobile, AL
Mostra: University of Georgia Faculty and Students, Palazzo Vagnotti, Cortona, Italy Seeing Ourselves, MUSECPMI, NY Center of Photography and the Moving Image, New York, NY Reenacting Sense, Yace Gallery, Long Island City, New York, NY Best of the South, Greg Thompson Fine Art, North Little Rock, AR Price is Right, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN Group Abstraction Show, Greg Thompson Fine Art, North Little Rock, AR (Nov.)
2011    Ten Years After 9/11, PepcoEdison Gallery, Washington, DC 2010    The Memphis Scene, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN 2009    From the Mississippi to the Hudson, Allen Projects, New York, NY
Vacation Venues, Franklin 54 Gallery, New York, NY Lisa Davis, Edwards Evans, Pinkney Herbert, Allen Projects, New York, NY Sandy Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Exposition de l'art Actuel France­Japon (with MultiNational 2009), Spiral Hall, Tokyo, Japan;
Matsumoto City Museum of Art, Matsumoto, Japan It Came from Memphis, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
2008    Lesley Heller Gallery, New York, NY America Meets Bavaria, Kunst­Und Gewerber Verein, Regensberg, Germany Price is Right, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN Summer Faculty Show, Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, TN
2007    The Power of Red, Penland Gallery, Penland, NC 2006    Holiday Show, Lesley Heller Gallery, New York, NY 2005    Three Paths to Abstraction, Ewing Gallery of Art, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Fine Arts
Gallery,Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN; University of Memphis Art Museum, Memphis, TN Tied to the Vernacular, The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL MAX 2005: The Inner Voice of Art, curated by Dr. David Moos, University of Memphis Art
Museum, Memphis, TN True Colors: Meditations on the American Spirit, curated by the Meridian International Center,
Washington, DC; O'Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi, MS earlier venues: National Arts Club, New York, NY; Topkapi Museum, Istanbul, Turkey; SunTrust Plaza, Atlanta, GA; National Gallery of Albania, Tirana, Albania; Belfast, Northern Ireland; and Bratislava, Slovakia
Not the Last Show, NP40 Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2004    Suitcase Series: Pinkney Herbert, Greely Myatt, Terri Jones, The Lab Gallery, New York, NY
Gallery Artists, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN
Drawings/Works on Paper, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA 2003    Art of Tennessee, Frist Museum of Contemporary Art, Nashville, TN (catalog)
Marshall Abstract: Four Memphis Painters in Nashville, Fugitive Art Center, Nashville 2002    Current Memphis:Memphis Current, SHoRes and NP40, Amsterdam, Netherlands
A Century of Progress: Twentieth Century Painting in Tennessee, Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN; Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
Southern Contemporary: New Art from The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
45th Annual Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR 2000    Price is Right 2, Once is Never Enough, Ledbetter Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN
43rd Annual Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR 1999    Outward Bound: American Art on the Brink of the 21st Century, Meridian International Center,
Washington, DC; venues: Hanoi Museum of Fine Arts, Hanoi, Vietnam; The Painting Institute, Shanghai, China; The Working People’s Cultural Palace, Beijing, China; Jakarta Arts Center, Jakarta, Indonesia;
Metropolitan Museum, Manila, Philippines; Singapore Museum of Art, Singapore, China Nashville Airport Exhibition Program, Nashville, TN MAX 99, Buzz Spector, curator, University of Memphis Art Museum, Memphis, TN Price is Right, Ledbetter Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN
1998    The Blind Man and the Elephant, The Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA; Chicago, IL; Tucson, AZ; Palo Alto, CA
Looking Back: Rhodes College Faculty and Alumni Exhibit, 1946­1998, Clough­Hanson Gallery, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
10th Anniversary Exhibition: Arts in the Park, Then and Now, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN
Regional Abstract Artists, Shelby County Mayor's Office, Urban Art Commission Pinkney Herbert & Jeane Umbreit, Lewis Art Gallery, Millsaps College, Jackson, MS Director's Council Exhibit, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN
1997    Abstractions, Sylvia Schmidt Gallery, New Orleans, LA Larry & Co., University of Memphis Gallery, Memphis, TN Ledbetter Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN A Cut Across the Middle, PlanB Gallery, Memphis, TN; Alternate Gallery Space, Houston, TX Memphis Push, Push, San Francisco, CA
Memphis College of Art Biennial, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN
Arts Day, Memphis Arts Council, Askew, Nixon, Ferguson, Memphis, TN 1996    ArtFair Seattle (Ledbetter Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN), Seattle, WA 1995    Opening, Ledbetter Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN
Pinkney Herbert & Steve Kline, Sylvia Schmidt Gallery, New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Triennial, New Orleans Museum Of Art, New Orleans, LA 1994    Pinkney Herbert and Marcy Rosewater, Oberpfalzer Kunstlerhaus, Schwandorf, Germany
Twelve in Tennessee, Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN 1993    Pinkney Herbert and Remy Miller, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
Organic Abstraction, Delta Axis Contemporary Arts Center and Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
Drawing Them In, Vaanguard Gallery, Nashville, TN and Delta Axis, Memphis, TN 1992    Hot/Cold Abstraction, Salem College Fine Arts Gallery, Winston­Salem, NC
15th Anniversary Visiting Artist Program Exhibition, Ewing Gallery, U. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN Spotlight on Georgia Artists Annual Exhibit, Atlanta, GA Art N.O.W., Marshall Arts, Memphis, TN
1991    In Touch with Art, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN January Group Show, Robinson/Willis Gallery, Nashville, TN Herbert, Jones, Myatt, Gettlefinger, Cooper Street Gallery, Memphis, TN Three Visiting Artists, Ewing Gallery of Art, University of TN, Knoxville, TN Very Memphis, Tennessee Arts Commission, Nashville, TN
1990    Summer Group Exhibition, Memphis Center for Contemporary Art 33rd Annual Delta Art Exhibition, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR Tornado Show, Sarratt Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN Gallery Artists, Robinson Willis Gallery, Nashville, TN
Herbert, Wren, Cooper Street Gallery, Memphis, TN 1989    Group Show, Ledis Flam Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Group Show, George Ciscle Gallery, Baltimore, MD 1988    $1000 Show, John Davis Gallery, New York, NY
New York to Memphis, Alice Bingham Gallery, Memphis, TN Unrealism, Fayerweather Gallery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA Group Show, Carlo Lamagna Gallery, New York, NY
Drama and Melodrama, First Street Gallery, New York, NY 1987    Curators Choice From the Files, Alternative Museum, New York, NY
EHCCA for AIDS Care, East Hampton Center for Contemporary Art, East Hampton, NY
Group Show, Fervor Gallery, New York, NY 1986    New Figures, East Hampton Center for Contemporary Art, East Hampton, NY
Summer Group Show, Leslie Cecil Gallery, New York, NY
Eleven on 11th, Parker/Smalley Gallery, New York, NY 1985    Drawings, Knight Gallery, Spirit Square Arts Center, Charlotte, NC
8 Artists at Northside, Brooklyn, NY; a program of Artists Space, New York, NY 1984    Four Artists, Soho Center for Visual Arts, New York, NY
Professional and Teaching
2012    University of Georgia Study Abroad Program, Cortona, Italy Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC (also 2007, 2003, 2000, 1998, 1996, 1995)
2008    Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN 2006    Guest Lecturer, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS 2000­04    Graduate Advisor and Instructor, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN 2000    Public Art Panelist, Urban Art Commission, Memphis, TN 2002    Guest Lecturer, Cedar Crest College and Muhlenburg College, Allentown,
University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 1999    Guest Lecturer, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR 1998    Guest Teacher and Lecturer, The Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM 1994­97    Graduate School Coordinator, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN 1993    Visiting Artist, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland
Visiting Artist, Institute of Fine Arts, Lahti, Finland
Visiting Artist, Academy of Fine Arts, Prague, Czech Republic 1992    Founder and Director, Marshall Arts, Memphis, TN (ongoing) 1992    Visiting Artist, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 1989­91    University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 1982­83    Artist­in­Residence, North Carolina Arts Council, Raleigh, NC
Residencies
2011    VCCA France, Auvillar, France 2010    Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA (also six prior residencies) 2001    Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia, PA 1996    Pyramid Atlantic Press, Riverdale, MD 1994    Oberpfalzer Kunstlerhaus, Schwandorf, Germany 1993    The Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland
Selected Awards and Honors
2002    Delta Award, Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR 2001    Commissioned work for Vestibule Floor, Central Library, Memphis, TN 2000    Delta Award, Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR 1993    USIA­Arts America, Artist/Teaching Fellowship, Helsinki, Finland
USIA­Arts America, Artist/Lecturer Fellowship, Budapest, Hungary 1991    Tennessee Arts Commission, Individual Artist Fellowship 1988    Artists Grant, Artists Space, New York, NY 1987    National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship
Selected Collections
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, Memphis, TN City of Memphis, Memphis, TN Commercial Bank and Trust, Memphis, TN Duncan­Williams, Inc., Memphis, TN Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN Evansville Museum of Arts and Sciences, Evansville, IL FedEx Corporation, Memphis, TN First Tennessee Bank, Memphis, TN Hyatt Corporation, Columbus, OH and Tampa, FL Iberia Bank, Memphis, TN and New Orleans, LA New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA New York University, New York, NY Oberpfalzer Kunstlerhaus, Schwandorf, Germany Ogden Museum, New Orleans, LA Paragon Bank, Memphis, TN Pfiezer Corporation, New York, NY Prudential­Bache, New York, NY Prudential Life Insurance Company, Newark, NJ Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN Urban Art Commission, Memphis, TN

Selected Publications
Ardent Records, compact disc cover art, Neighborhood Texture Jam, Voodoo, 1993 Art Papers, Susan Knowles, "Pinkney Herbert at Ledbetter Lusk Gallery," Sept. 1996, p. 58 Art & Auction, Dan Cameron, Southern Exposures, January 1995, p. 65­66 At Home in Memphis, Chris McCoy, "The Arts: Pinkney Herbert," June 2004, p.34 Atlanta Journal­Constitution, Jerry Cullum, "Bold Strokes Distinguish Herbert's Work," March 18, 1994 Catalog, It Came from Memphis, Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA, 2009 Catalog, Ten Twenty­Nine, 10th Anniversary of the Visiting Artists Program, Ewing Gallery of Art,
University of Tennessee Art Dept., Knoxville, TN Catalog, Three Paths to Abstraction: Pinkney Herbert, Whitney Leland, Carol Mode, 2005­6; Ewing Gallery,
University of Tennessee; Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery; Art Museum of the University of Memphis Catalog, Buzz Spector, MAX:99, 1999, Art Museum of the University of Memphis and Delta Axis Catalog, William A. Fagaly, 1995 New Orleans Triennial, 1995, New Orleans, LA Catalog, Pinkney Herbert, University of Arkansas, 1991, Little Rock, AR
Catalog, Outward Bound: American Art on the Brink of the Twenty­First Century, Meridian International Center, 1999, Washington, DC
Catalog, True Colors: Meditations on the American Spirit, Meridian International Center, 2002, Washington, DC Commercial Appeal, Frederic Koeppel, "Committed to Abstraction," July 14, 2006 Glenna Park, "Irony of Life Assumes Guise of Art," June 26, 1999 Debra Elliot, "MAX:99 Opens Today With Lecture at U of M," June 12, 1999
Donald La Badie, "Abstraction Links Works by Herbert and Miller,' January 26,1994 Artists' Journeys, January 16, 1994 Daily News, Tom Patterson, "Contrasts: Exhibition Offers Intriguing Spins on Abstraction," Nov. 1991,
Winston Salem, NC Dateline Memphis, Melody Barnett, "MAX:99, A Mix of Some Highs, Some Lows," June 24­30, 1999, p. 15 Helsinki Sanomat, Anne Rouhiainen, "Herbert in Maalauksia Galerie Pelin," Nov. 2, 1993 The Herald Sun, Blue Greenberg, "Abstraction Taking Life Form," March 15, 1992, Durham, NC Hufrudstads­Bladt, Dan Sundell, "Malmingar av Pinkney Herbert i Galerie Pelin," Oct. 29, 1993, Helsinki,
Finland Kapuppalehti Optio, Finland, Oct. 28, 1993 Kunstler­Kolonie Geplant, Harold Raab, July 13, 1994, Regensburg, Germany Memphis Business Journal, Linda Romine, "Memphis Arts Council Unveils 1996 Pin­Up Artists," Nov. 6,1995 Memphis Flyer, Carol Knowles, "Riders of the Storm," December 28, 2006­January 3, 2007, p. 25 Carol Knowles, "New Directions: Pinkney Herbert," July 20­26, p. 26 David Hall, "Mardi Gras to Vietnam," February 24­March 1, 2000, p. 37 Cory Dugan, "Baker's Dozen," June 24­30, 1999 p. 34­36 Rob McGowen, "Grab Bag At Delta," May 1993 New American Paintings, Volume 1, March 1997 Number:55, Benjamin McKamey, "Three Paths to Abstraction­Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture," p. 16 Oxford American, Issue 51, Fall 2005, p. 137 (photo reproduction) Painting as a Language, Jean Robertson & Craig McDaniel, Harcourt Brace, Fort Worth, TX, 2000 (textbook) The Sciences, Radio Head, May/June 1993 (reproduction) Red Hydra Press, “Unfolding the Tablecloth of God,” Steve Miller, (cover art), University of Alabama, 1995 Southern Accents, Donna Dorian Wall, "Pastel Purity," January­February 2000, p. 64­68 Tennessee Historical Quarterly, Susan Knowles, Vol. LXI, Spring 2002, p. 63­64 The Tennessean, Alan Bostick, "Painting Tennessee," July 7, 2002, p. 14­18 The Washington Times, Joanna Shaw­Eagle, "America's "True Spirit" on Display," Feb. 23, 2002