Pinkney Herbert bio--PAST PRESENT

PINKNEY HERBERT’s work is inspired by the two places where he spends
studio time, New York City and Memphis, TN. His work allows the funky
raw history of Memphis to collide with the energy of New York City. His
work exhibits this collision when he draws into painting, allowing intuitive
impulses to surface and meet head-on with the ever-changing conflict
between the emotional and the cerebral. He draws imagery from art history,
architecture and urban imagery, maps, signals, water, music and digital
technology. Mr. Herbert was born in Charlotte, NC. He received his BA
from Rhodes College and his MFA from the University of Memphis.
Mr. Herbert is the recipient of Fellowships from the National Endowment
for the Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and USIA-Arts 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
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, Memphis
Brooks Museum, and the Arkansas Arts Center. He is a fellow and board
member of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA), Amherst,
VA, and VCCA-France, Auvillar, France. He is the founder and director of
Marshall Arts, an alternative gallery established in 1992 in Memphis, TN.