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

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018                Distilled: The Narrative Transformed, Crosstown, Memphis, TN

2017                Heat, Work Fine Art, Second Stage Amherst, Amherst, VA

2016                Knotty Time, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN

                       Recent Paintings, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN

2016/2015        Distilled, The Narrative Transformed, 30 Year Survey, The Ewing Gallery of Art, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

                                 Curated by Sam Yates and T. Michael Martin

                                 Traveling to Clara M. Eagle Gallery, Murray State University, Murray, KY

                                 Sarah Moody Gallery, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

                       Gallery C, LIC open studios, Long Island City, NY

                       Southern Abstraction, Greg Thompson Fine Art, North Little Rock, AR

2015                Recent Drawings, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN

2014                Boyd Satellite, New Orleans, LA

2013                Recent Work, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN

2011                Broken Time: Progressions, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN

2010                Broken Time, Heriard-Cimino 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, Freed-Hardeman 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, Clarksville, 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

2017                New York Art Lab 2017, Osaka, Japan

                       75th Anniversary Alumni Art Show, Charlotte Country Day School, Charlotte, NC

2016                From Here, Fluorescent Gallery, Knoxville, TN

                       Polymorphous, The Cluster Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

                       Price Is Right, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis and Nashville, TN

                       A Show, Boyd Satellite Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2015                Family and Friends, 195 Christie St, New York, NY

                       Past/Present: Conversations Across Time, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA

                       Price Is Right, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis and Nashville, TN

2014                Appolonian Dyonyssian, Painted Bride Art Center, Philidelphia, PA

                       Open Studio Exhibition, Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, Brooklyn, NY

                       Main Window Presents Pinkney Herbert, 1 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY

                       Paper - The Big Draw, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL

                       Putt-Putt Tiki Hut, ADA Gallery, Richmond,VA

                       AB FAB 2, Mulherin + Pollard Gallery, New York, NY

                       To Leo, A Tribute from the American Abstract Artists, Sideshow, Brooklyn, NY

                       Price Is Right, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN

2013                Nation II at the Alamo, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

                       Verge, Fox Gallery NYC, New York, New York    

                       Present Tense: The Art of Memphis from 2001-Now, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN

                       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 France-Japon (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, Kunst-Und 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, 1946-1998, Clough-Hanson 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, Winston-Salem, 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

2014                Founder and Director, Marshall Arts, Memphis, TN (since 1992; marshallartsmemphis.com)

2008-14           Board of Directors, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA), Amherst, VA

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

2000-04           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

1994-97           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

1989-91           University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

1982-83           Artist-in-Residence, North Carolina Arts Council, Raleigh, NC

 

Residencies

2014                Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Space Program, 2013-2014, Brooklyn, NY

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                USIA-Arts America, Artist/Teaching Fellowship, Helsinki, Finland

                       USIA-Arts 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

Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA

Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, Memphis, TN

City of Memphis, Memphis, TN

Commercial Bank and Trust, Memphis, TN

Duncan-Williams, Inc., Memphis, TN

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN

Evansville Museum of Arts and Sciences, Evansville, IL

Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

FedEx Corporation, Memphis, TN

First Tennessee Bank, Memphis, TN

Hyatt Corporation, Columbus, OH and Tampa, FL

Iberia Bank, Memphis, TN and New Orleans, LA

Loyola University, New Orleans, LA

New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA

Oberpfalzer Kunstlerhaus, Schwandorf, Germany

Ogden Museum, New Orleans, LA

Paragon Bank, Memphis, TN

Pfiezer Corporation, New York, NY

Prudential-Bache, New York, NY

Prudential Life Insurance Company, Newark, NJ

Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN

Urban Art Commission, Memphis, TN

Verizon, New York, NY

 

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. 65-66

At Home in Memphis, Chris McCoy, "The Arts: Pinkney Herbert," June 2004, p.34

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 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 Twenty-Nine, 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, 2005-6; 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 Twenty-First 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 24-30, 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

Hufrudstads-Bladt, Dan Sundell, "Malmingar av Pinkney Herbert i Galerie Pelin," Oct. 29, 1993, Helsinki,

                     Finland

Kapuppalehti Optio, Finland, Oct. 28, 1993

Kunstler-Kolonie Geplant, Harold Raab, July 13, 1994, Regensburg, Germany

Memphis Business Journal, Linda Romine, "Memphis Arts Council Unveils 1996 Pin-Up Artists," Nov. 6,1995

Memphis Flyer, Carol Knowles, "Riders of the Storm," December 28, 2006-January 3, 2007, p. 25

Carol Knowles, "New Directions: Pinkney Herbert," July 20-26, p. 26

David Hall, "Mardi Gras to Vietnam," February 24-March 1, 2000, p. 37

Cory Dugan, "Baker's Dozen," June 24-30, 1999 p. 34-36

Rob McGowen, "Grab Bag At Delta," May 1993

New American Paintings, Volume 1, March 1997

Number:55, Benjamin McKamey, "Three Paths to Abstraction-Ewing 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," January-February 2000, p. 64-68

Tennessee Historical Quarterly, Susan Knowles, Vol. LXI, Spring 2002, p. 63-64

The Tennessean, Alan Bostick, "Painting Tennessee," July 7, 2002, p. 14-18

The Washington Times, Joanna Shaw-Eagle, "America's "True Spirit" on Display," Feb. 23, 2002