Ada Pinkston

Art Education - Lecturer

Ada Pinkston

Contact Info

Center for the Arts
Room 3103L
Weekdays by appointment or by
hours published on office door


BA Psychology
Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT

MFA Community Art
Maryland Institute College of Art
Baltimore, MD

Areas of Expertise

Art Education
Public Art
Socially Engaged Art


Ada Pinkston is a multimedia artist, educator, and organizer living and working in Baltimore, Maryland. Born in New York, her artistic research interest spans the across social sciences, global colonial histories, American Studies, and community art practices. She has a variety of experience as an art educator working in both traditional and nontraditional k-12 settings facilitating the creative explorations of young artists for over ten years. Her work has been featured at a variety of spaces including The Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Walters Art Museum, The Peale Museum, Transmodern Performance Festival, P.S.1, The New Museum, Light City Baltimore and the streets of Berlin, Baltimore, Orlando, and New York. She is a Baker Artist award semifinalist (2016), a recipient of an Andy Warhol Foundation Grit Fund Grant in Visual Arts, administered by The Contemporary (2017), and a Robert W. Deutsch Foundation Ruby's Project Grant in Visual Arts (2017). A graduate of Wesleyan University (B.A.) and Maryland Institute College of Art (M.F.A.) she has presented lectures on public space and at The French Embassy, NYU, UCLA and The National Gallery of Art to name a few. Her most recent collaborative project includes founding the LabBodies Performance Art Laboratory in Baltimore, Maryland.