Brenda McKinney, Artist


Brenda McKinney is a painter and mixed media artist living in Carrollton, Texas. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of North Texas in fashion design and her Masters of Fine Art from Texas Woman's University in painting. Her works include media from painting to fiber and small sculptural artworks. 

McKinney's work has been exhibited in the US and aboard including exhibitions at the Freya Frahm Haus in Laboe, Germany, the Richmond Art Gallery Richmond, BC, Canada, the Dozsa Gyorgy Cultural Centre, Mill Gallery Nyiracsad, Hungary and was included in a traveling group exhibition to Spain, Sweden, Lithuania, Romania, and in Sicily, Italy.

She has won awards for her artwork that are included in permanent collections including Texas Woman’s University, Institute of Health Sciences in Houston, Texas and Institute of Health Sciences, Dallas, Texas, Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Oncology Center, UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas and several prestigious private collections.

McKinney is an active advocate for the arts in the Dallas Area she has served as the past President of the Dallas Area Fiber Artist and the Texas Visual Arts Association.  Currently she is acting curator to the Discovery Gallery at Texas Discovery Garden in Fair Park.