Benton C Bainbridge



Benton C. Bainbridge creates media art, performances and 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.

Bainbridge is a professor at School of Visual Arts where he teaches New Forms in Media in MFA Computer Arts Department. He 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.

CultureHub Projects

Ghost Komungobot (2018, 2015) | In this interdisciplinary performance, Benton C Bainbridge collaborates with komungo player Jin Hi Kim to create an interactive and visually responsive performance.

Global Groove 2 (2017) | Anton “vade” Marini, Benton C Bainbridge, and Tom Zafian, along with guests both near and far commemorate media artist Bill Etra through a 12-hour visual performance.

Pausa (2018) | The media art installation and realtime performance work Pausa is a collaboration by Benton C Bainbridge and flutist/composer Barbara Held. 


Selected Work