Tanmaya Bingham works in blocks of series, her divergent narratives unified by their hyper-realistic figures and forms set against, within and beneath flat, abstract planes and dynamic graphic forms and patterns. Blending classical Renaissance figurative traditions with editorial and cartooning elements, Bingham creates fantastical, surrealistic scenes that speak to the issues that define our contemporary world, including politics, social structures, sexuality and the human condition. The recognizable serves as a frame of reference within the unreal, leaving the viewer to puzzle out the stories contained within. Her mixed media works are created in acrylic, colored-pencil and, on occasion, glitter.
Bingham holds a master’s of visual arts in painting from the Australian National University in Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory, Australia and a bachelor’s degree from Antioch University in Santa Barbara, California. Now a resident of Portland, Oregon, she has exhibited in solo exhibitions in galleries in Oregon and Santa Fe and in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. Her works have appeared in group shows in the United States in Tampa, Florida and Los Angeles, California and internationally in Hong Kong, China and Vancouver, Canada. Her work has been in publications including ArtSlant, Hi-Fructose, New American Paintings, Surface, Vogue Living AU, Art Collector, and The Sydney Morning Herald. In 2019, she received the 1st Place BBA Artist Prize at BBA Gallery in Berlin, Germany and 2nd Place in The 37th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition at Bradley University Gallery in Peoria, Illinois.
Bingham lives and works in Portland, Oregon.