Clayton Binkley

Seattle, WA

Trained as a sculptor and a structural engineer, Clayton Binkley is an artist, craftsman and multidisciplinary designer. In his solo work he explores how we engage with and develop emotional connections with inanimate or performative objects and spaces. Binkley has collaborated extensively with Jennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers of Dream The Combine since the inception of their practice in 2013, most recently for the 2018 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program installation, Hide & Seek. Working with Arup for over a decade, he has used his tools as a structural engineer to help open up new possibilities for artists such as Janet Echelman, Jenny Sabin, John Grade, Lead Pencil Studio, Jill Anholt, Rodney Graham, Ursula Von Rydingsvard, and many others. Clayton has lived in the US, Canada, United Kingdom and Denmark and now resides in Seattle. He received his BA in sculpture from Yale University and his MEng in structural engineering from the University of Bath.

Photo by James Harnois



September 24 - December 7, 2019

Inspired by the juxtaposition of public and private spaces, Lure explored the interplay of light, people, and the architectural environment of MadArt Studio. By bringing the installation directly up to the open front sliding doors, this exhibition encouraged visitors to seamlessly move from the exterior street to the interior building,...

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