Johnetta Tinker, a resident of Boston, MA, graduated from Texas Southern University, Houston TX, with a Bachelor of Education degree and Boston University, Boston, MA, with an Master of Fine Arts degree in Art Education.
Tinker’s work has been shown in numerous art exhibits and traveling art exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad. Recent exhibitions include: Northeastern Crossing, Northeastern City and Community Affairs, 2018 to present, and the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, Spiritual Longing in the Aftermath of Violence, 2017, one person show, Boston, MA. University Museum at Texas Southern University, Alumni Biennial Exhibition, Houston, TX, 2017. Medicine Wheel, Spoke Gallery, Mapping The Dorchesterway, Boston, MA, 2015. Gallery Z, Artists-at-Large, AFROCENTRIC! The Perspective of Black Women Artist, Providence, RI, 2012. Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, Children=Hope Violence Transformed, Boston, MA.
Tinker has painted murals in Houston, Texas and Boston, MA, and designed interactive exhibits with the Boston Children’s Museum, Boston Black Exhibition, and has Coordinated several mural art projects with neighborhood community centers in the Boston area. She illustrated brochures and books including, This Bridge Called My Back, Persephone Press, 1981.
Tinker has participated in several artist-in-residency and art exchange programs including the Indian Arts Institute Museum, Santa Fe, NM, the Massachusetts Guangdong China Art Exchange, and Artpark, Lewiston, NY. Tinker has also participated on many panel discussions and lectures with special attention to Ancient Nubia and to the master artist John Biggers with whom she studied.