Bynum grew up in Center Point and is a 2000 graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His charcoal drawings, paintings and collages typically have a strong narrative, and are often preceded by a story exercise. Bynum works on wood panels and often leaves traces of his sketches in the multi-layers finished pieces.
Bynum has won numerous awards at Operation New Birmingham's Magic City Art Connection. He won the Director's Circle Emerging Artist Award in 1999, the AmSouth Art Merit Award in 2002, the Collector Art Award in 2003 and the Portico Art Merit Award in 2005.
Bynum is represented locally by Bare Hands Gallery and in Nashville, Tennessee by TAG Art Gallery. He has also shown at Space 301 in Mobile, at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, and at Lyda Rose Art Gallery and the UAB Visual Art Gallery in Birmingham.
He lives in Bluff Park with a wife and two daughters.
- Ellaby, Liz (September 10, 2008) "Hoover artists Dan Bynum and Nelson Grice share musings on innocence in dual show at Bare Hands Gallery in Birmingham." Birmingham News
- Nelson, James R. (September 21, 2008) "Bynum conjures childhood nostalgia." Birmingham News
- Stancill, Mary Ellen (April 2009) "Dan Bynum". Birmingham magazine.