About Ed Binkley
Ed Binkley is an artist and art educator who has created fantasy artwork for three decades. His client list includes Lucasfilm, Ltd., Wizards of the Coast, ImagineFX, and Artifacts Puzzles, among others.
Ed's work has been published in numerous issues of Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, where he has won Gold and Silver awards with six additional award nominations. He won a Bronze Award in IBA Volume 5, a Chesley Award nomination by the Association of Fantasy and Science Fiction Artists, and he is a 2019 finalist in the Beautiful Bizarre Art Award competition. Ed was invited to participate in the "Star Wars Visions" book project with Lucasfilm, Ltd., and his work was selected for the project's debut poster at Comic-Con/San Diego. He was also commissioned to create a painting for film director George Lucas's private collection.
He served as a Juror/Judge and Guest Artist for Dragon Con 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia, and returned to Dragon Con 2019 as a Guest Artist.
Ed's work has twice been exhibited at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators in New York.
He was an award finalist in the Share One Planet invitational exhibition in Beijing sponsored by The People’s Republic of China, and his work is included in two issues of Fantasy Plus: The World’s Best Digital Artists published by CYPI Press in London. He is a featured artist in the anthology Sketching From the Imagination published by 3DTotal, and his work has been featured in four issues of ImagineFX magazine including complete video tutorials in 2014 and 2016. Ed is featured in published interviews with Tor.com and Bizzarre Magazine along with selected works of art, and a published interview with Artifacts Puzzles to accompany a commissioned illustration. He has also been featured in Drawing magazine, 2DArtist magazine, and various overseas periodicals including Kunst magazine in Denmark, CG Magazine in Russia, and Artist-Teacher magazine in Taiwan.
Ed holds MFA and BFA degrees in drawing and printmaking. He has taught for twenty-seven years in the Art Department at Madison College in Madison, Wisconsin, where he lives with his wife Lisa, who is also an accomplished artist.