Binh Danh

October 2006

Artist Binh Danh has quietly gained recognition on the international art scene for his Vietnam War inspired work. In his most recognizable work appropriated war images are printed directly onto leaves or grass. Using nature’s ability to respond to light, Binh creates his work using photosynthesis. He came to Light Work ready to expand his work. He printed images of a former refugee camp and worked on images of The Swamp Thing, which he ties to the Vietnam series in its connection to memory and plants.

Binh Danh was born in Vietnam in 1977. He received an MFA at Stanford University and a BFA from San Jose State University. His work has been shown internationally, most recently in group exhibitions Picturing Eden at the George Eastman House in Rochester, Asian American Art Now at the Asia Society Museum in New York City, and Reconstructing Histories Project at the University of Hawaii Art Museum, and in the solo exhibition Ancestral Altars at Haines Gallery in San Francisco. He lives and works in San Jose, CA.