Having exhibited nationally and internationally, Robert Brinker has also been a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the National Museum of China and New York Presbyterian Hospital, and beyond. As a child, Brinker always wanted to live in Colorado. Once he graduated from art school in Chicago, he moved to Snowmass Village in Colorado to work at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center.
One of Brinker's drawings hangs in Lavazza Cafe in Italy amongst a Lichtenstein and Warhol.