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Binh Pho

Binh Pho

If our mind is open for a dream to come
in, anything can happen!”... Binh Pho

Binh Pho 

Binh has long been recognized as a master wood turner. He broke new ground with his innovative, intricately carved surfaces, which were augmented by his narrative colorful paintings. Binh has taken on the challenge of expressing his aesthetic in glass. It took him three years of research and development to resolve the complexities of his revolutionary casting process. The surface detail he has achieved successfully evokes the intellectual and emotional response as you peruse his story in glass.

Binh Pho was born in Vietnam. After the war ended in 1975, he refused to accept the reality of Communism and planned his escape to freedom. After four long hard years, he came to United States in 1979 and continued his education, earned his Bachelor degree in 1982. He picked up woodturning as a hobby in 1992 and never looked back.

Binh Pho is a critically acclaimed artist, known for an expansive approach to work in wood and glass that includes painting and a unique exploration of positive and negative space. The works feature a highly personal iconography, with imagery that relates to Asian culture and the natural world. The story of his journey from an idyllic childhood in Vietnam, the rise of Communism and his escape to the United States is shared in the book River of Destiny: The Life and Work of Binh Pho, published in 2006, in conjunction with a retrospective of his work at the Long Beach Museum of Art. Binh Pho is in demand as a lecturer and demonstrator and his work is exhibited internationally and in the permanent collection of numerous museums.

Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue WA
University of Michigan Fine Art Museum, Ann Arbor MI
Museum of Art and Design, New York NY
Long Beach Fine Art Museum, Long Beach CA
Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile AL
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit MI
Figge Museum of Art, Davenport IA
White House Collection, Washington DC
Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, PA
Arrowmont School of Art and Craft, Gatlinburg TN
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg PA
Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte NC
Fuller Craft Art Museum, Brockton MA
Musee Art du bois – Breville , France

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