Resume 
Juried Exhibits
Professional Education:

1979-1984
The College of New Jersey
Bachelor Of Arts

1985-1989
State of New Jersey 
Office Of Information Technology
Computer Programmer Intern

1995-1997
Mercer County Community College
Web Design / Developer


Professional Experience:

1982-1985
Advertising Director
Don Vereen Applause
Women Designer Shop
Trenton, NJ

1986-2000
Computer Programmer
State Of New Jersey
Office Of Information Technology
Department Of Treasury

2000-2006 
Web Developer
State Of New Jersey
Department Of Strategic
Development & Visual 
Communication




The College Of New Jersey 
2010 Alumni Exhibition
Ewing, NJ

Mercer County Artist 2005
Trenton, NJ

Gallery 125
Trenton, NJ


​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

Communiversity
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. After retiring from the State of New Jersey, OIT where she worked as a web developer on the NJ state official website. She moved to Charlotte, NC 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. She is an accomplished fine artist and a published children book illustrator.

Pinkston’s unique painting style a modern take on impressionism. During her studies in college she was immediately drawn toward the many works of Impressionist Artist like Pierre Auguste Renoir of the late 1800's. It was the colorful portraits that created movement with color and random brush strokes to tell its story that has influenced her painting style. Some would argue that Pinkston is not an Impressionist Artist. However, her paintings certainly display impressionist concepts. She masterfully uses color to deliver exceptional emotion in her works. 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". Her work depicts scenes of modern life, community, issues, relationships, emotions, the human connection all with a contemporary commercial edge. 

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! 
Two Time Award Winning Painting (Juried Exhibit) 
A WOMAN
"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


THE 2015 WINNER
OF 
THE BLACK WOMEN IN JAZZ & 
THE ARTS AWARDS 
Best Black Female 
in The Arts - Drawing/
Painting,
 Brenda Pinkston

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