Biography ~ Resume
Brian Hinkle lives and works in Wichita, Kansas, where he has lived for most of his life. When he is not painting, he keeps busy teaching painting,
drawing, portraiture, figure study and enameling at The Wichita Center For The Arts since 1996. Brian was Gallery director at The Wichita Center
For The Arts until 2008. He is currently developing a full-time career as a studio artist.
Brian is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa with a bachelors degree in Mathematics in 1986. He spent a semester
abroad at Sterling University, in Sterling, Scotland, in 1985 and later went on to receive his M.F.A. degree in painting from Wichita State University in
1992. It was during his semester in Scotland that Brian decided to dedicate his life to painting.
Brian exhibits his paintings across the United States in Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Florida and New Mexico, and Florence, Italy at the
Bienalle Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea 2003. His artwork is included in numerous collections regionally, as well as in New York, California,
Florida, Texas, and Germany. Brian has been active on the Wichita Art Scene for many years, as one of the founding members of Acme Gallery,
and showing regularly in exhibitions at the Big Sky Gallery Hall and City Arts. His paintings were featured in a solo exhibition at Trish Higgins Fine Art
in 2002, and at the Dennis Morgan Gallery in Kansas City in 2004. His artwork is currently represented by Leopold Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri,
Strecker-Nelson Gallery in Manhattan, Kansas, ArtWorks, Inc. in Wichita, and Taylor’s Contemporanea in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Brian has also
accomplished a number of commissioned portraits of people, their pets, and their homes!