Brenda Kingery is a veteran of art sojourns the world over. She has studied art and taken art to the people of Uganda, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, throughout Asia, including Japan, and Okinawa. A voting member of the Chickasaw Nation, a Mother, a wife to her best friend Tom, a Batchelor of Fine Arts degree and a Masters in Art History and Painting from the University of Oklahoma, she is forever on the move, soaking up even more culture.
Kingery has taught drawing, painting, and cultural history at the University of Maryland in Okinawa, Japan, Texas Tech University, San Antonio Community College, and the Center for Creativity and Spirituality in Kerrville, Texas. She has been named Artist of the Year by the San Antonio Art League, and has been invited to exhibit her work in Santa Fe, Oklahoma, Japan, Indiana, Arizona, Chicago, San Antonio, and Arizona. Her goal is to create paintings “full of life’s breath”. “Every culture gathers to sing and dance – I try to capture the times when we abandon ourselves and enjoy simple things”. The Dadian Gallery in Washington D.C. just featured a major exhibit of Kingery’s work entitled Visions and Voices, Paintings by Brenda Kingery and Embroidered Textiles from Honduras, Mexico and Uganda. She says of her work exhibited there, “the third world women are a new reality for me. In their silence, I have wanted to bring their voices to resound with dignity, and they in turn have given me hope, and a glimpse of Christ among us”. Kingery’s work is currently shown at the Parchman Stremmel Galleries in San Antonio, Texas, and Adair Margo Galleries in El Paso. Click here for Brenda’s website.