19 Questions For Whitney Artist Bentley Meeker

Bentley at his exhibit

Lighting guru Bentley Meeker has lit everything from MOMA events and film premiere parties to lavish weddings and intimate dinners, but his latest project is a true departure for the artist — an exhibit at the Whitney in NYC. We took some time to talk to the creator of “Flame to Now IV” and have him answer our 19 questions.

Name: Bentley Meeker
Location: NYC
Profession: Owner, Bentley Meeker Lighting & Staging
Twitter: @BMLSInc

1. What are you wearing?
A big hoodie that says RENO on the front.

2. What do you do in a typical day?
Drink 2 cups of tea and a lot of lighting.

3. What book/movie/TV show are you really into right now?
None to speak of.

A Bentley lit event at Lincoln Center.

4. What’s a trend you wish would die?
Gentrification.

5. What do you order for brunch?
Salty meats dipped in maple syrup.

6. Who should we follow on Twitter that we’re (probably) not?
Jay Sanders or Couri Hay.

7. What song or band has most affected or influenced you?
Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon.

A Bentley lit wedding

8. What project are you obsessed with right now?
Audio systems. Don’t ask…

9. What would be the title of your memoir?
How Did He Figure THAT Out???

10. What’s your hangover cure?
I either drink less or stay with one thing…

11. What fictional character do you most identify with?
Jesus

12. What was the best vacation meal you’ve ever had?
A toss up between El Bulli or Bahamian mac & cheese. Really tough call…

13. What’s your favorite solo outing?
Meditation or a hot summer afternoon on the Harley

14. What’s your favorite bar in another city?
The Tiki Bar at the Brewery.

15. What luxury do you think should be included in plane travel to make it more fun?
Healthy food.

Another Bentley lit wedding.

16. What’s your biggest vice?
Red wine. I love it…

17. What movie will you always watch to the end when it’s on TV?
Apocalypse Now.

18. Who’s your Spirit Animal?
Shark

19. What’s the first thing you think of when you see this? (see top of the post)
That I really like that sweatshirt…