Julon Pinkston currently lives and works in Houston, Texas.
E-mail:  
julonpinkston@gmail.com

Education:
2008 MFA, Painting and Drawing, University of North Texas.  
2003 BFA, Studio Art-Painting, Summa Cum Laude, University of Houston.  

Exhibitions:
2015:
Family Ties-Brooklyn | Dallas -- mostly Brooklyn Artists Commune with mostly Dallas Artists curated by Bonny Leibowitz  and Julie Torres,
 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX
Show Me Your Lone Star, exhibition featuring Texas State Artists, Missouri State University Brick City Gallery, Springfield, Missouri
New Work: a group exhibition, featuring: Ibsen Espada,Felipe Lopez,Whitney Oldenburg, Mark Perry,Julon Pinkston, Eric Sall, Earl Staley, and
 Marco Villegas.  Zoya Tommy Gallery, Houston, TX

Eating Paint, featuring Julon Pinkston, Michael Blair, Casey Gregory, Howard Sherman and Jackie Tileston.   
 Rudolph Blume Fine Art/ ArtScan Gallery, Houston, TX


2014:
Nailed: Julon Pinkston / a solo exhibition, Zoya Tommy Gallery, Houston, TX
MAC@20 Part II, 20th Anniversary Exhibition of the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX
LUSCIOUS: Erica Stephens & Julon Pinkston, Ro2 Art Downtown, Dallas, TX
Draped up and Dripped out: Houston Contemporary Artists. Two Part Show at Cliff Gallery at Mountain View College
and Oak Cliff Cultural Center, Dallas, TX
Chaos: Summer Small Works Show. Ro2 Art, Dallas, TX.
Show Up: A Group Exhibition featuring Guus Kemp, Charles Krafft, Lester Marks, B. Moody, Julon Pinkston, Gil Rocha and introducing Katie Pell,    
Antonia Richardson, and Peter Zelle.  Zoya Tommy Contemporary Gallery, Houston, TX

2013:
Object Object: A Selection of Smaller Works.  Helmuth Projects.  San Diego, CA
The Faculty Show, Lone Star College.  Kingwood, Houston, TX
2013 Fall Faculty Art Show, HCC Central’s Art Gallery, Houston, TX
The Big Show 2013, Guest Juror Duncan MacKenzie, Artist/Critic/Writer and Co-Founder of Bad at Sports
Chicago, IL;The Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX
Collage, More and Less Redux; Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, TX
New + Art: Scott Everingham,Canada; Louis Vega Trevino ;John Stuart Berger, Julon Pinkston;
Zoya Tommy Contemporary, Houston, TX.

2012:
Refresh: A group exhibition with Julon Pinkston, Marzia Faggin, Melanie Crader , Alex Blau, Frances Goodman,
Ji Yong Kim, Lindsey Nobel , and Micha Patiniott.  PG Contemporary, Houston, TX.  
Alumni Invitational, San Jacinto College North Gallery, Houston, TX
Faculty Exhibition, Lone Star College - Kingwood, Houston, TX
Faculty Exhibition, Houston Community College Central Art Gallery, Houston, TX

2011:       
The Big Show 2011, Guest Juror Larissa Harris, Curator at Queens Museum of Art,The Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX   
Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2011, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston,TX.
Faculty Exhibition, Lone Star College - Kingwood, Houston, TX
Faculty Exhibition, Houston Community College Central Art Gallery, Houston, TX
2010:
Holiday group Exhibition, McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX.
Lone Star College Kingwood and Tomball Faculty Exhibition- University of Houston Clear Lake Art Gallery, Houston, TX.


2009:
Faculty Exhibition, Lone Star College - Kingwood, Houston, TX
Faculty Exhibition, Houston Community College Central Art Gallery, Houston, TX
Wheels and Tires: Donna Perkins, Julon Pinkston, Marité Preti, Jim Robertson, Carol Scott,                
Sally Worthington, August 1 - 29, 2009, Beeville Art Museum, Beeville, TX        
The Big Show 2009, Guest Juror Laura Fried, Assistant Curator for the Contemporary Art              
Museum, St. Louis, The Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX.
Wheels and Tires: featuring work by Jim Robertson, Julon Pinkston, Carol Scott, Marité Preti, Sally         
Worthington, and Donna Perkins. The Art Car Museum, Houston, TX.  

2008:       
Faculty Exhibition, Lone Star College - Kingwood, Houston, TX
Faculty Exhibition, Houston Community College Central Art Gallery, Houston, TX
Two from UNT: Sarah Williams and Julon Pinkston. McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX.
Query Mys-tiery, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Julon Pinkston. 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX.
32th Annual Union Art Competition, Juror Thomas Feulmer, The Union Gallery at the University of North Texas. Denton, TX.
The College Art Association/MFA 2008 Exhibition, Cora Stafford Gallery, Denton, TX
Skeksi and Gelfling, New Prints and Installation by Julon Pinkston, Cora Stafford Gallery, Denton, TX
The Voertman Annual Art Competition, Charles Wylie, University of North Texas COVAD Art Gallery.  Denton, TX.

2007:       
Coming Together/Pulling Apart.  The McKinney Avenue Contemporary.  Dallas, TX.
Expo 2007, Juried Show, Juror: Frances Colpitt.  500X Gallery, Dallas, TX.
31th Annual Union Art Competition, Juror Tony Holman, The Union Gallery at the University of North Texas. Denton, TX.
Julon Pinkston and Lori Geisler.  The Union Gallery at the University of North Texas. Denton, TX.
Paint Trap: Group Exhibition of University of North Texas Graduate Students , Cora Stafford Gallery, Denton, TX
Not to be Missed by Anyone, Participating artist: Adrian Aguirre, Bernardo Cantu, Annie  Carter Arnold, Lori Giesler, Mariko Frost,       
Jenny Jones, Bryce Lafferty, Julon Pinkston, Sarah Williams. 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX

2006:        
The Voertman Annual Art Competition, Juror Rainey Knudson, University of North Texas SOVA Art Gallery.  Denton, TX.
30th Annual Union Art Competition, Juror Holly Johnson.  The Union Gallery at the University of North Texas. Denton, TX.

2005:       
Painting Graduates from the University of North Texas.  Slingshot Ad Agency.  Dallas, TX.
Pornophilia, Bootleg Gallery.  Houston, TX.
The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center.  Houston, TX.

2004:       
Columbus Institute of Contemporary Arts.  Columbus, GA.
Flying Colors, Columbus Museum.  Columbus, GA.

2003:        
Group Exhibition, Blossom Street Gallery.  Houston, TX.

2002:        
Annual Student Exhibition, Blaffer Gallery.  Houston, TX
Group Exhibition, Midtown Arts Center.  Houston, TX        
10th Annual Warehouse Art Crawl, Francisco Studios.  Houston, TX.  
Art Climb V, Francisco Studios.  Houston, TX.

Teaching Experience:
Adjunct Professor, Lone Star College, Kingwood Campus, Houston, TX.  Fall 2008 – Current
Adjunct Professor, Houston Community College, Central Campus, Houston, TX.  Fall 2008 – Current
Teaching Fellow and Teaching Assistant, University of North Texas, Denton, TX.  Fall 2005 – Spring 2008

Scholarships and Awards:
2012:       
Hunting Art Prize Finalist
2007:       
Thomas Norby Scholarship, University of North Texas
31th Annual Union Art Competition, Juror Tony Holman, Honorable Mention.  
The Union Gallery at the University of North Texas. Denton,TX.
2006        
The Voertman's Annual Art Competition, Juror Rainey Knudson, Grand Prize Award;  
University of North Texas SOVA Art Gallery.