Benton C Bainbridge (photo: Elena B. Hall)
“Benton fingerpaints with video.” – Trilby Schreiber
Media artist BENTON C BAINBRIDGE (Bronx, USA) creates ethereal artworks, AV performances, and site-specific installations with custom digital, analog and optical A/V systems.
Bainbridge applies the frameworks of music, dance, plastic arts and decentralization tech to moving pictures. He has a “high touch” approach to media art; Bainbridge’s artworks are handmade pixel paintings.
Benton collaborates with a wide range of artists, including media art design and performance for two Beastie Boys world tours, analog video synthesizer FX for TV On The Radio’s “Staring at the Sun” music video, and Whitney Museum’s best-attended live event with video ensemble The Poool.
The AV improv duo Rue Bainbridge is performing in London, New York and Los Angeles with singing saw and synths and a hacked game console.
Recently, Barbara Held & Benton C Bainbridge exhibited generative media artwork at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León in Spain. Benton C Bainbridge’s studio, Intersection Arts, designed media art for 11 seasons of One Step Beyond at American Museum of Natural History.
Benton C Bainbridge is Artist in Residence at Andrew Freedman Home, where he is developing Decentralus: a decentralization lab for the Bronx community. Bainbridge exhibited at Dak’art Biennale in Dakar, Senegal along with fellow artists in the AFH|AIR program and showed video sculptures and moving paintings with the sold-out AFH / MoMA PopRally immersive co-production, Beauteous.
Bainbridge teaches New Forms in Media at School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Arts Department.
Bainbridge’s work has shown on 6 continents, at Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art, Lincoln Center, Museum of the Moving Image, American Museum of Natural History, The Kitchen, Frieze Art Fair (NYC), EMPAC (Troy, NY), SFMoMA (San Francisco), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, D.C.), Boston Cyberarts Festival, l’Auditori (Barcelona), LUX2006 (Sevilla), Fundación Juan March (Madrid), Auditorium Parco della Musica (Roma), Sonic Light (Amsterdam), Wien Moderne (Vienna), Inventionen (Berlin), Teatro Colón CETC (Buenos Aires), CELCIT (Managua), International Horticultural Expo (Xi’an, China), Korean Festival (Seoul), Good Vibrations (Australia), Dak’art (Dakar), and MTV Networks (global).