Juried Exhibits
Professional Education:

The College of New Jersey
Bachelor Of Arts

State of New Jersey 
Office Of Information Technology
Computer Programmer Intern

Mercer County Community College
Web Design / Developer

Professional Experience:

Advertising Director
Don Vereen Applause
Women Designer Shop
Trenton, NJ

Computer Programmer
State Of New Jersey
Office Of Information Technology
Department Of Treasury

Web Developer
State Of New Jersey
Department Of Strategic
Development & Visual 

The Mint Museum
2017 Response Exhibition
Charlotte, NC

The College Of New Jersey 
2010 Alumni Exhibition
Ewing, NJ

Mercer County Artist 2005
Trenton, NJ

Gallery 125
Trenton, NJ

Delta Fine Art Center Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC​​

Nordstrom Art Gallery, Charlotte, NC​

Noda@28th Gallery, Charlotte, NC

Harrisburg Arts Fest,
Harrisburg, NC

One Five O Gallery,
Charlotte, NC 

Pinkston's Art Studio Gallery
Charlotte, NC 

SouthEnd Dentistry Gallery, Charlotte, NC

African American Arts and Culture Festival, Downtown Raleigh, NC

October Gallery Art Fest 
Philadelphia, Pa

Pinkstons Art Gallery
Charlotte, NC

Gregory Art Framing Gallery  
Huntersville, NC 

Gateway Hilton
Newark, NJ

Iris Festival
Bordentown, NJ

Princeton, NJ

Brunivette Art, Latin/American Art
Trenton, NJ

National Puerto Rican Congress
Atlantic City, NJ

8th Annual Delta Legacy Film Fest
Charlotte, NC

Custom Framing Art Gallery
Trenton, NJ

Blue Mountain Cafe' 
Trenton, NJ

Red Sea Press, Africa
World Press Publishing Inc.
Lawrenceville, NJ

House Of Melange
Trenton, NJ

Cafe Dell' Artista 
Greenwich Village. NYC

Pennington Athletic Club
Ewing Twp. NJ

Trenton Marriott
Trenton, NJ

Seven Principles Art Gallery
Englishtown, NJ

Solo Exhibits
Group Exhibits
Brenda Pinkston, born July 24, 1959 is a native of Trenton, New Jersey. While working for the State of New Jersey, Office of Information Technology as a web developer on the New Jersey State Official website, she would spend her weekends painting. After retirement she moved to Charlotte, NC in 2006 to pursue her passion as a fulltime artist. Pinkston earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art, Advertising Design from The College of New Jersey. Her paintings adorn homes across the county and have been selected by several juried exhibitions including, Mercer County Artist 2005, Gallery125, The College of NJ Alumni Exhibit, and many more. She has won countless art awards, most recent, first place winner of the 2015 Black Women in Jazz & Arts Award, and she was chosen to exhibit her artistic response to John Bigger’s Kisumi Market at the Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC. She is an accomplished fine artist and a published children book illustrator.

After college, she worked several years as Art Director for Don Vereen’s Applause, a women's specialty designer salon in Trenton, N.J. It was at Applause that she mastered her style by forcing pen & ink fashion illustrations designed for newspapers and magazines to display a sense of gradual shading using horizontal lines. These lines have become her signature! Pinkston’s unique painting style is her modern take on impressionism. Her paintings come alive with the use of unintentional brilliant strokes of color and dramatically placed subjects to create an emotional closeness. Pinkston jokingly likes to call her painting style "Brendaism". She masterfully uses color to deliver exceptional emotion in her paintings. Through her work, Pinkston eloquently captures life’s emotional authenticity and the universal human condition, basing compositions on moments in time, thoughts, emotions, and experiences as well as concepts such as beauty, honesty, inner strength, and justice. All to provoke sincere engagement and invite us to connect with her narrative on a deeper level.

Two Time Award Winning Painting (Juried Exhibit) 
"She speaks only secrets of wisdom The scent of her aura is admired by many Proudly she stands firm  on every quality gifted  to her"

Brenda Pinkston

Best Black Female 
in The Arts - Drawing/
 Brenda Pinkston
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