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Pinkney Herbert will give a slide show/ power point talk about his experience as a figurative painter living in New York City during the 1980s through his transition into making abstract work in Memphis from 1990-2013. This past year his studio was at the Marie Sharpe Foundation in Brooklyn, NY.

Pinkney Herbert was born in Charlotte, NC in 1954. He received his BA from Rhodes College and his MFA from the University of Memphis. A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and USIA-Arts America, Herbert has also 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, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Memphis Brooks Museum, the Arkansas Arts Center, among others. Herbert’s work is represented by David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN; Fox Gallery, New York, NY; Boyd Satellite, New Orleans, LA; Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA; and Greg Thompson Fine Arts, North Little Rock, AR. A fellow and board member of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA), Amherst, VA, and VCCA-France, Auvillar, France, he is also the founder and director of Marshall Arts, an alternative gallery established in 1992 in Memphis, TN, and he maintains studios in Memphis and New York. For 2013-2014, Herbert has been awarded a year-long studio as part of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Space Program, Brooklyn, NY.

In the Fall of 2012, Herbert taught painting and drawing at the University of Georgia Study Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy. He has also taught at the University of Tennessee,Knoxville, the Helsinki Academy of Fine Arts, Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont School, 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.

All lectures in this series are open and free for the public to attend.