1978 M.F.A., Painting, U.C.L.A.
1977 M.A., Printmaking and Drawing, U.C.L.A.
1972B.A., Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts, U.C.L.A.
1970-71Art History, Lund University, SWEDEN


2013Nominee, Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship, Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County
1999Nominee, American Academy, New York
1999Nominee, Florence Biennale International Dell’Arte Contemporanea
1998Distinguished Artist Grant, Santa Cruz Art League
1981S.E.C.A. Award, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1978Chancellor’s Teaching Assistantship Award, U.C.L.A.
1977Ford Foundation Travel Fellowship Award; Florence, ITALY
1975Art Council Award, U.C.L.A.


Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA
Bank of America, San Francisco, CA
De Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
Security Pacific Bank, Los Angeles, CA


1989-2021Lecturer, Drawing, Printmaking and Design; Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA
2005-2013Lecturer, Art History, Art Appreciation and Correlation of the Arts, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA
2008-2011Lecturer, Art History, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA
2007-2008Lecturer, Studio Arts and Art History, West Valley College, Saratoga, CA
1996Adjunct Lecturer, Drawing; San Jose City College, San Jose, CA
1985-1987Lecturer, Painting & Drawing; Stanford University, Stanford, CA
1982-1983Lecturer, Painting, Drawing & Art Appreciation; C.S.U. Stanislaus, Turlock, CA
1982Lecturer, Painting; California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA
1981Printmaking Workshop in Lithography and Intaglio Techniques; C.S.U. Humbolt, CA
1980Lithography Workshop; Kala Printmaking Institute, Berkeley, CA
1979-1982Lecturer, Printmaking, Drawing & Visual Fundamentals; University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
1978Studio Arts Coordinator of Curriculum Development Program; University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
1976-1978Teaching Assistantship, Painting, Drawing & Printmaking; University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Professional Experience

2016Guest Curator, "Arrangements in Black and White," Santa Cruz Art League,
1995Guest Lecturer, "The Odyssey Landscapes, Reconsidered," Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz,
1984Guest Lecturer, Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz
1984September "Against The Charges of Imitation: Ashille Gorky"
1984October "The New York School, First and Second Generation"
1984November "Defining Pluralism"
1983-1984Curator, "A Planar Perspective: Eight Photographers," Art Gallery, C.S.U.S., Turlock, CA (travels to College of Notre Dame, Belmont, CA in November, 1983 and to Thorne Hall Gallery, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA in January, 1984)
1983Coordinator, 'PRINTS 83: A Semester of Printmaking at California State University, Stanislaus,' which included a lecture series and three exhibitions
1983September "Albion Contemporary Prints," an English Printmaking Association
1983October "The DeSoto Press," a San Francisco Fine Arts Print Publisher
1983November "KALA Printmaking Institute Invitational"
1983Meridian Series Lecturer, "The Sculpture of Brian Wall: The DE STIJL Precedence," C.S.U.S.
1980Curator, "William Brice Drawings," Sesnon Art Gallery, Stevenson College, U.C.S.C.
1978-1979Gallery Assistant, Marilyn Pink’s Master Prints and Drawings, Los Angeles, CA
1978Coordinator, "U.C.L.A. Print Workshop and Exhibition," Grunwald Center for the Graphics Arts, U.C.L.A., Los Angeles, CA (travels to the Art Gallery, C.S.U.L.A. and to Stevenson Library, U.C.S.C. in 1979)
1978Advisory Council Member, Frederick S. Wight Gallery, U.C.L.A.
1977Assistant Printer, GEMINI G.E.L., Los Angeles, CA
1977Printer, Santa Reparata Stampiera d’Arte Grafica, Florence, Italy

Solo Exhibitions

2023"Margaret Rinkovsky - Recent Paintings", Luna Gallery, San Juan Baustista, CA
2020"Margaret Rinkovsky - Landscapes", Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA
2016"Paintings from The Coastal Sites Series," 425 California, San Francisco, CA
2013"The Contemporary Landscape," Harrington Gallery, Pleasanton, CA
2011"Recent Paintings from ‘The Unswept Floor Series’," Lobby Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009"A Selection of Recent Paintings," The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel, CA m the Garden, Recent Painting," Michelangelo Gallery, Santa Cruz
1998"Star Charts," Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock, CA
1997"Margaret Rinkovsky: Distinguished Artist Award Exhibiton, 1997," Santa Cruz Art League
1996"Recent Paintings," Jerrold Burchman Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara, CA
1995"Margaret Rinkovsky: ‘The Odyssey Landscapes Reconsidered’," The Art Museum of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz, CA (catalogue)
1994"Recent Paintings from the ‘Siren Series’," Holmes Fine Art Gallery, San Jose, CA
1991"Sirens: Paintings & Drawings," Koplin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1991"Recent Paintings," Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Conference Center, Monterey, CA
1990"Temporal Structures: Recent Paintings," San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
1989"Recent Paintings and Works on Paper," Michael Dunev Gallery, San Francisco
1988"Sundials & Arches, 1983-1988," Plaza Gallery, Bank of America World Headquarters, San Francisco, CA
1987"Paintings: A Five Year Selection," Eloise Packard Smith Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
1986"Paintings," Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
1985"Recent Paintings," Bluxome Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1984"Paintings and Works on Paper," Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
1984"Recent Paintings," Dana Reich Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1982"Recent Paintings," Dana Reich Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1981"Descent from Pacifica," KALA Printmaking Institute, Berkeley, CA
1981"S.E.C.A. Award Exhibition," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)
1979"Notes from the River Arno," Art Gallery, C.S.U.L.A., L.A., CA


2002"The Member Experience," by Muriel Hanley, article from the MAH Annual Report
2000"The Twelve Labors of Heracles, 1998-1999, A Painting by Margaret Rinkovsky," brochure published by Catch the Moon Graphics, Santa Cruz, CA
1998"Series based on ‘The Odyssey’," by Patrick Giblin, review in The Modesto Bee, May 15, 1998
1997"The Hymn to Demeter, Song for My Mother, 1997, A Painting by Margaret Rinkovsky," with text of the Homeric poem, Hymn to Demeter, translated by Helene P. Foley, brochure published by Catch the Moon Graphics, Santa Cruz, CA, 1997 "Balancing act – Milhoan and Rinkovsky’s exhibitions make for a nice harmony together," by Julia Chiapella, Review in The Santa Cruz Sentinel, November 23, 1997
1995"The epic journey – Margaret Rinkovsky retraces the wanderings of Odysseus," by Julia Chiapella, Review in The Santa Cruz Sentinel, September 15, 1995
1995"Margaret Rinkovsky: The "Odyssey Landscapes" Reconsidered," catalogue, The Art Museum of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz, CA
1991"Visions – Margaret Rinkovsky at Koplin Gallery," by Marge Bulmer
1991"Margaret Rinkovsky," by Susan Geer, review in The Los Angeles Times, August 2, 1991
1991"California Monoprints’ – One of a Kind," by Ellen Methner, review in Houston Chronical
1991"Art transcendent," by Rick Deragon, review in The Monterey Herald, March 22, 1991
1990"The color of darkness and the illusion of reality," by Dorothy Burkhart, review in the San Jose Mercury News, March 17, 1990
1990"Temporal Structures – Recent paintings by Margaret Rinkovsky," by Kathryn Funk, SJICA
1987"Visiting art expert picks cream of crop," by Kimberley Petitte, review Sentinel, April 10, 1987
1986"The Light of Time," by Dennis Duerden, review in ARTWEEK, May 10, 1986
1986"Dealers show their hands," by Susan Geer, review in The Orange County Register, March 7, 1986
1985"Presence: Abstract Visions from Six Artists," by Merle Schipper, review in ARTnews, February 1985
1986"Epilogue for a critic—Five local artists," by Kenneth Baker, review in The San Francisco Chronical
1984"Lyric Meditations," by Robert McDonald, review in ARTWEEK, February 25, 1984
1984"New Paintings—An intuitive Eye," by Thomas Albright, review in The San Francisco Chronical
1984"Varied Directions," by Robert McDonald, review in ARTWEEK, March 31, 1984
1982"Drifting Brillancies," by Cathy Curtis, review in ARTWEEK, October 23, 1982
1982"A look at early Kline and new abstract "Variations," by Thomas Albright, San Francisco Chronical
1981"SECA Art Award 1981: Marc Katano, George Lawson, Margaret Rinkovsky," catalogue, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
1981"Two Eastbay art shows elegant, fun," by Charles Shere, review in Oakland Tribune, November 6, 1981