Brian Stinson

Brian Stinson

Rio Reflection II
24 x 24 in

About The Artist

Brian Stinson

Brian Stinson is a plein air artist painting the New Mexico landscape.

He has an M.F.A. in painting from UMASS in Amherst, Massachusetts. Following graduate school he taught at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn before traveling to Europe. While visiting Spain, he was selected by the noted realist painter Antonio Lopez to study in Santander. He was Artist in Residence at the University of Dallas International Artist Residency program CentralTrak. His paintings are included in private collections in  Spain, Portugal, Germany and the U.S.

Brian resides with his wife and two daughters in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 




2004     University Menendez-Pelayo, Santander, Spain

Summer Session: Drawing from Life with Antonio Lopez-Garcia July 2004


1995     M.F.A. Painting   Magna Cum Laude         

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts


1986     B.F.A.  Painting                                      

Louisiana Tech University, Rustin, Louisiana





Current              Meyer Gallery     Santa Fe, NM




2023     South Broadway Cultural Center      UETF Resilency Residency Artists                        Albuquerque, NM


2022     Open Space Gallery         Celebrating El Bosque     Albuquerque, NM


2019     Albuquerque Museum of Art         ArtsThrive          Albuquerque, NM


2018     Art Educators Exhibition    Masley Art Gallery, University of New Mexico         Albuquerque, NM


2014     Gallery Artists     Valley House Gallery       Dallas, TX


2012     Central Track Residency   Residency Artists Exhibition         Dallas, TX


2012     100 Years of Drawing, USM Faculty Juried Exhibition, Hattiesburg, Mississippi


            University of Mississippi Faculty Juried Exhibition, Lauren Rogers Museum of Art        , Laurel, Mississippi


2009     International Exhibition      Galeria de la Riba           Cadaques, Spain


2009     Spring Exhibition Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College             Perkinston, Mississippi


2005     International Survey          Galeria de la Riba           Cadaques, Spain


2004     National Juried Drawing Exhibit       Wiford Art Gallery            Santa Fe, New Mexico


2003     Landscape Invitational     Wiford Art Gallery                         Santa Fe, New Mexico


2002     Gallery Artists      Charlene Cody Gallery     Santa Fe, New Mexico


1995     M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition  University of Massachusetts          Amherst, Massachusetts


1994     Banned on Campus Student Exhibition       University of Massachusetts         Amherst, Massachusetts


1992     Faculty Selects     University of Texas         Austin, Texas


1991     Selected Paintings 1991    University of Texas         Austin, Texas


1988     Recent Paintings 1988, Acme Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia


1988     Vault Installations, Club Rio, Atlanta, Georgia


1987     Square Foot Art Exhibition             Little Five Points Gallery   Atlanta, Georgia


1986     B.F.A. Thesis      Louisiana Tech University                         Ruston, LA





2010 - 2012        Adjunct Faculty University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi


2009 - 2010        Adjunct Faculty Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Perkinston, Mississippi


1998 - 1998        Adjunct Faculty, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York


1997 - 1999        Architectural Model-making Shop Supervisor, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York


1995 - 1995        Instructor of Record, Drawing II UMASS, Amherst, MA


1994 - 1994        Instructor of Record, Aqueous Media UMASS, Amherst, MA


1994 - 1994        Instructor of Record, Figure Drawing UMASS, Amherst, MA


1993 - 1993        Instructor of Record, Drawing I UMASS, Amherst, MA


1993 - 1993        Instructor of Record, Drawing I UMASS, Amherst, MA





2022 UETF Resiliency Residency Grant, Urban Enhancement Trust Fund, Albuquerque, New Mexico


2021 Awarded Solo Exhibition, Open Space, Albuquerque, New Mexico


2012 Central Trak International Artist Residency, University of Texas, Dallas, Texas


2008 6’ x 120’ Mural Painting Commission, Strictly Pediatric Surgery Center, Austin, Texas


1994 Teaching Assistantship Awarded, UMASS Amherst





2023     Albuquerque Public Art Collection  Albuquerque, NM


2008    Strictly Pediatric Surgery Center    Austin, TX









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