About the Artist

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Andrew Klaus-Vineyard:
Director/Multimedia Artist/Filmmaker

   Andrew Klaus-Vineyard is an acclaimed theatre director and sound designer as well an internationally exhibited multimedia artist and musician. Works include commissioned visual art for the Tate Museum in London, Documentaries for the State Department,  and a recent Dennis Cooper-inspired concept album under the moniker Boarding School. Directing highlights include the acclaimed productions of In The Forest, She Grew Fangs by Stephen Spotswood, Hir by Taylor Mac, Insignificance by Terry Johnson and Slipping by Daniel Talbott. 

   He studied contemporary art and practice at Savannah College of Art and Design and holds a degree in Cultural Studies and Time-Based Art from Portland State University and is pursuing his MFA in directing and playwriting at University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. 
   His work has been featured in American Theatre Magazine, OUT Magazine, The Oregonian, The Advocate, Just Out, Spectrum, PQ Monthly, Bitches Brew, Musée Magazine and The Feminist Review. 

He currently resides in Honolulu, Hawai'i. 

“An Art Porn Auteur” -Just Out

”a strong visual style and narrative tendencies” -Bruce La Bruce

”Evoking Kenneth Anger and Floria Sigismondi, Klaus is able to rend a delicate and exquisite beauty out of the ugly margin of the world. By turns seductive and confrontational, his work is as frightening as a lighting storm, and just as powerfully electric.” -Nick Mattos, Just Out 

”[Klaus has ] ... highly trained artistic sensibilities” -The Feminist Review

  “ [Klaus’ work ] does what breakthrough art is supposed to do: it stimulates, provokes, and challenges. It evokes a mood and attitude, by being just translucent enough to hint at a possible point of view without overt statement. -Jim Dittmer 

“ fascinatingly rich, poetic ..., brought to dreamy, beautiful life by director 


2019 Brilliant Traces by Cindy Lou Johnson – Defunkt Theatre
2019 Tragedy: A Tragedy by Will Eno – Defunkt Theatre
Sound Designer, Producer
2018 Slipping by Daniel Talbott– Defunkt Theatre

Director, Sound Designer, Producer

2018 Girl in the Red Corner by Stephen Spotswood– Defunkt Theatre


2018 The Pride by Alexi Kaye Campbell – Defunkt Theatre

Sound Designer, Producer

2017 Insignificance by Terry Johnson – Defunkt Theatre

Director, Sound Designer Producer

2017 That Pretty Pretty; or the Rape Play by Sheila Callaghan  -Defunkt Theatre


2017 Dutchmen by Amiri Baraka – Defunkt Theatre


2017 Trifles by Susan Glaspell – Defunkt Theatre


2016 Hir by Taylor Mac – Defunkt Theatre

Director, Sound Designer, Producer

2016 A Language of Their Own by Chay Yew – Theatre Diaspora


2016 The Udmurts by David Zellnik – Defunkt Theatre

Director, Producer

2016 Blasted by Sarah Kane – Defunkt Theatre

Producer, Production Manager

2015 Cock by Mike Bartlett- Defunkt Theatre
Producer, Sound Designer, Production Manager

2015 The Undiscovered Country by DC Copeland- Defunkt Theatre
Producer, Sound Designer, Production Manager

20015 Precious Little by Madeline George- Defunkt Theatre

Producer, Production Manager, Projection Designer

2014 In The Forest, She Grew Fangs by Stephen Spotswood – Defunkt Theatre

Director, Producer, Projection Designer

2014 No More Candy by Leela Ginelle – Outwright Theatre Festival/Defunkt Theatre

Director, Producer

2014 Fewer Emergencies by Martin Crimp –Defunkt Theatre

Producer, Production Manager, Sound Designer

2014 Betty’s Summer Vacation by Christopher Durang –Defunkt Theatre

Producer, Production Manager, Sound Designer

2014 Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom by David Zellnik –Defunkt Theatre

Producer, Production Manager, Video Designer

2013 The Submission by Jeff Talbott - Defunkt Theatre
Director, Producer
2013 The Children's Hour by Lillian Hellman -Defunkt Theatre
Technical Director, Producer
2013 The Boys in the Band by Mart Crowley -Defunkt Theatre
Technical Director, Producer
2013 3 Days of Rain by Richard Greenberg - Defunkt Theatre
Technical Director, Assistant Stage Manager

2012 Fire Island by Chuck Mee –Defunkt Theatre

Video Designer

Feature Film:

2017 Spark Color/BW HD Digital

  Narrative Short Films: 

2012 Exodus -5 min 38 sec- Color HD [Cinematographer, sound designer]

2010 My Memory Machine- 6 min 06 sec-B&W and Color HD

2009 Mock - 35 min  - Color/ B&W HD

2007 THIS HOUSE IS NOT A HOME -18 min 18 Sec- B&W SD Digital Video

2007 Lazarus -7 min 15 sec – Color SD Digital Video

2006 The Human Remains – 9 min 08 sec- Color SD Digital Video


2016 Mercedes-Benz advert “93 Nights “- score (as Boarding School)

2012 “Astrology is Elemental”- Just Out magazine

2012 defunkt theatre “The Homecoming” promo spot

2012 defunkt theatre “season 13” announcement video art installation

2011 defunkt theatre Advert, Willamette Week Give Guide

2011 Pivot PSA

2010 Pulse Underwear promo spot

2010 RansomPDX “August” Video art/photo slide show

2010 RansomPDX “July” Video art/photo slide show

2009 CoHo Productions “Hamlet” promotional videos/video art instillation

2009 Pulse Underwear Benjamin Black Collection Instillation Advert

2009 Pulse Underwear/Benjamin Black Collection Fashion Video

Experimental and Installation:

2015 Somnambulism – 30 min loop color HD

2013 The Garden of His Delights -12 min loop Color HD

2013 STAG NIGHT – loop

2012 Tryst [Waikiki]- 5 min 32 sec Color HD Digital

2012 Reminiscence- 3 min 44 sec Color HD Digital

2011 Play/Pretend- 5 min 22 sec B&W HD Digital

2011 Privacy- 4min 47 sec   Color HD Digital Video

2011 Highrise- 4 min 20 sec- B&W HD Digital Video

2010 The Artist Model- 4 min 41 sec Color HD Digital Video

2010 Motel- 3 min 46 sec- B&W HD Digital Video /Mixed Media Installation

2010 Mister- loop - Color HD Concept Digital Video

2010 Jesus Fucking Christ- 3 min 40 sec- Color HD Digital

2010 I Am Not Myself Today- 2 min 20 sec- Color HD Digital Video

2010 CommiePinkoFag- 2 min 01 sec- Color HD Digital Video

2010 Origin: Oceania - 3 min 16 sec- Color HD Digital Video

2009 NATURE/NURTURE- 2 min 41 sec- Color HD and SD Digital Video

2009 Peter Pan in Crimson – 5 min – Monochromatic color SD Digital Video

2008 Les Hômmes-2 min 40 sec – Color SD Digital Video


2018 17 Seconds

2013 The Ways and Means and Shapes of Things

2012 “ Variations on a Theme: Q & A about Love”

2010 “Dallas/Salem” EMS-C Pediatric Trauma Simulation

2009 Tragic Magic (dir. Heather Acs/Silas Howard/Glenn Marla)

2009 Cardiac STEMI Simulation - OHSU

2009 “Tillamook” EMS-C Pediatric Trauma Simulation

2009 “Reedsport” EMS-C Pediatric Trauma Simulation

2009 “Eugene” EMS-C Pediatric Trauma Simulation

2009 “Silverton” EMS-C Pediatric Trauma Simulation

2009 “Warm Springs” EMS-C Pediatric Trauma Simulation

2008 “Heppner” EMS-C Pediatric Trauma Simulation


2017 Boarding School – Try (remix ep)- Le Garçon Sale Records

2017 Boarding School – A Marbled Swarm, A Hornet’s Tongue- Le Garçon Sale Records

2017 Boarding School – Electric Sheep- Le Garçon Sale Records

2016 Boarding School – M/JOHN/W- Le Garçon Sale Records

2015 Boarding School - Somnambulism- Le Garçon Sale Records
2015 Music and Mixes from The Undiscovered Country-Le Garçon Sale Records
2015 AKV - Tired Old Queen (single) - Le Garçon Sale Records

2014 Boarding School – Mute songs Vol. 02 - Le Garçon Sale Records

2014 Boarding School – Mute songs Vol. 01 - Le Garçon Sale Records

2013 Mattachine Social – Close- Le Garçon Sale Records

2012 Comp 175: A Benefit for Queer Programs & services in the Pacific Northwest- LLM

2012 Mattachine Social - Nice Is The New Punk Rock - Le Garçon Sale Records

2010 Mattachine Social - Our Heroes Bleed Glitter (sampler)  - Le Garçon Sale Records

2009 A is For Accident – Selfish  - Le Garçon Sale Records

2003 Souhado - Continental Drift- Sweater Records

2000 Souhado - The Shining Lies You Told Me, Sir- Sweater Records

Video/Film/Art Festivals

2014 LOUD TATE: CODE, (Tate Britain), London, England

2013 Nocturnes: Recent works 2010-2013, (Catalyst Arts), Portland Oregon

2012 Best of 48-Hour Film Project: Portland (“Exodus”) Portland, OR- (Winner best sound design)

2012 48-Hour Film Project: Portland (“Exodus”) Portland, OR

2012 Experimental Film Festival Portland, Portland Oregon (“Motel”-official selection)

2011 From the Collection of Hannah Piper Burns” St. Mary's College of Maryland St Mary's City, MD

2011 Personal Pornographies: Works by Andrew Klaus-Vineyard (Place Gallery) Portland, OR

2011 Diversidade em Animação, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (“Motel”-official selection)

2010-11 Spread Ego (Place Gallery) Portland Oregon

2010 Anti-Static: Saturday Morning Videos, (MK Gallery) Portland, Oregon

2010 Ransom “The Erotic Art of Andrew Klaus”, (Rotture) Portland, Oregon

2010 Odds and Ends present: From Portland With Love, (ATA Gallery) San Francisco California

2010 Odds and Ends present: From Portland With Love (Northwest Film Forum) Seattle, Washington

2010 THINK/FEEL: The Experimental Cinema of Andrew Klaus, (Grand Detour Gallery) Portland Oregon

2009 OB-ART Madrid, Spain

2009 BANG! Festival de Videoarte, Barcelona, Spain

2008 BANG! Festival de Videoarte, Barcelona, Spain (“Lazarus”)

2007 Visuals Film Festival, Portland, Oregon (Winner Audience Choice Award- THIS HOUSE IS NOT A HOME)

2007 Scratching The Surface Art Fair, Portland, Oregon

2006 LIFEBOAT: HAMPTONS, Hamptons Art Fair, East Hampton, New York

2006 Visual Film Festival, Portland, Oregon

Selected Bibliography:

Bennett Campbell Fergusson, Defunkt’s Dark Dance of Connection and Rejection

ArtsWatch October 17, 2018

Christopher Gonzalez, A gay teen wrestles with love and loss in poignant ‘Slipping’

The Oregonian October 15, 2018

Jess Drake, In the Rubble of the American Dream, Hir Looks Toward the Future Willamette Week , November 8, 2016
James Dixon “Hir at Defunkt”Stage and Studio, KBOO Radio 90.7 fm October 25, 2016
Christa MorlettiMcIntyre, Hir: Everything Is Everything OregonArtsWatch , October 11, 2016
Christa MorlettiMcIntyre, A Hunger For A New Mythology OregonArtsWatch , May 17, 2016
Christa MorlettiMcIntyre, Blasted: Casualties of the never-ending warOregonArtsWatch , February 16, 2016
Richard Wattenberg “Defunkt's 'Blasted' athoughtful examination of humanity's darkest depthsThe Oregonian, February 14, 2016
Christa Morletti McIntyre,“Defunkt's tense Cockfight” OregonArtsWatch , November 06, 2015
Diep Tran “Wolves, Fairy Tales and Bullies in “In the Forest, She Grew Fangs” American Theatre Magazine, October 2014 
Bob Hicks, “Into the woods, fangs flashing”OregonArtsWatch , October 13, 2014
Nathank Tucker “Defunkt’s'In the Forest, She Grew Fangs' Offers a Surreal Treatise Against TeenBullying”PortlandMonthly Magazine, October 2014
Nick Mattos “Defunkt tackles Race, Homophobia, andTheatre itself in ’The Submission”PQMonthly October 2013
Alley Hector “Mind the Gap” Just OutJune 2012
Ryan J Prado “Beats, Beads and More” Just Out Vol. 28, No. 7 March 4, 2011
Nick Mattos  “Fuck With Your Head” Just Out Vol. 27,No.13    June 18, 2010
Jon Miller “26 Interviews: (A)ndrew Klaus” Gaycondo.comSeptember 01, 2009
Eleanor Whitney “A is for Accident- Selfish” The Feminist Review  June 18, 2009
Julie Mae Madsen “THIS HOUSE IS NOT A HOME” Oregon Literary Review Vol.3, No.
Charles Zan Christensen “Stumptown Ho!” SuperFag .netOctober 28, 2007

Other Notable Works:

2014 works as sound designer and composer under the moniker Boarding School
2014 host of Light Underground on Wild Planet Radio KWPR 99.1FM, Portland
2013-present co-artistic director Defunkt Theatre
2010-2014 founding member of acclaimed electrorock band Mattachine Social
2008-2010 contributing writer, The Feminist Review
2009-2013 Frequent collaborator with photographer Holly Andres
2007 Nora (dir. Grace Carter) Set Director
2006 Dream Boy (Dir. James Bolton) Set Dresser/Picture Car Coordinator
2005-2006 writer, graphic novel “Godless”
1997 Sculptural assistant to Patrick Dougherty (Savannah College of Art and Design)
1997 Sculptural assistant to sculptor Andy Goldsworthy
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