Andrew Binkley is an American artist based in Hawaii, who attended the Kansas City Art Institute. Binkley left the Art Institute to live throughout China, which eventually led to his ordaining as a Buddhist monk in Thailand for several years. Since leaving monastic life, Binkley has devoted himself to the practice of art and exhibited internationally with The Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts (Taiwan), the Downtown Film Festival (Los Angeles), the Queens Museum of Art (New York), Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art (China), and The Contemporary Museum (Honolulu). He has also exhibited site-specific works in venues ranging from an ancient castle in England to a WWII air-raid shelter in Poland to the streets of Seattle. Binkley was the recipient of the 2009 Cynthia Eyre Award nominated by Laura Hoptman, Senior Curator of the New Museum, New York and presented by Honolulu Academy of Arts as well as receiving the 2010 Best of Show award by Carol McCusker PhD, Curator of Photography at the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego. His artworks and written articles have been featured in publications such as'' Interior Design'' and ''ZOOM Magazine'' including its cover for the Sept/Oct 2009 edition. Binkley has presented lectures at Fudan University, Shanghai and The University of Hawaii at Manoa, and done collaborative video performances with renowned electronic musician, Christopher Willits, as well as the album cover for Ryuichi Sakamoto and Christopher Willits's album 'Ancient Future'. His works may be found within the collections of Shanghai Zendai MoMA and Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.
Video art by Andrew Binkley