Born 1981, Wichita, Kansas
Robert Bingaman is an artist based in Kansas City, Missouri. His pursuits are far-ranging, with the most significant focus in painting, writing, and filmmaking. In 2014, selections from “Night Pools”, an ongoing series of paintings, were shown in his first one-person museum show at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City. More recently, he expanded upon the pool motif with large-scale paintings for “Until It’s All You See”, a solo exhibition at Studios Inc, a three-year residency program in Kansas City. In September of 2016, he debuted a new body of work, “Memorial”, at Haw Contemporary, in Kansas City, Missouri. His work is in collections including the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Capitol Federal Hall at the University of Kansas, Emprise Bank Collection of Art, and significant private collections across the United States.
Founder of KC PAC, Kansas City's Premier Plein Air Coterie, a social practice of plein air painting and community (2012-14)
Writer for Wheelhouse Review, a collaboration with photographer Mike Sinclair; a semi-regular digest of mid-American studios (2011-present)
What the Left Hand is Doing A 28-page printed, editioned book that presents the writing of Lucas Wetzel and artwork of Robert Josiah Bingaman in tandem, with high-quality, full-color facsimiles of the writer’s notebook entries and the artist’s sketches and paintings. (2014)