Brent Reaney

March 2022
Contact
me@brentreaney.com | 215-715-0480

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2021 - You look tired, maybe you should sit down: artist books in environments, Elgin Street Gallery, University of Houston
  • 2019 - Philly Style, TILT Institute for the Contemporary Image (formerly Philadelphia Photo Arts Center), Philadelphia
  • 2018 - I like, you like, Raw Portrait Studio, Philadelphia
  • 2011 - Airborne Abstracts, Smokehouse Cafe, Yellowknife, NWT Canada
  • 2010 - Castle Construction, Snowking Winter Festival, Yellowknife
  • 2009 - Made in Ghana: Images inspired by possibility, Javaroma, Yellowknife
  • 2008 - Made in Ghana: Images inspired by possibility, Pictorialist Studios, Accra, Ghana
  • 2006 - A few of China’s Many Faces, Northern Frontier Visitors Centre, Yellowknife

Juried and Group Exhibitions

  • 2022 - University of Houston 44th MFA Thesis Exhibition, Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, TX
  • 2022 - On Clothing. The Visible Self, Millepiani Exhibition Space, Rome, Italy
  • 2021 - Season of the Self, Hardy and Nance Studios, Houston
  • 2021  - Elgin Street Studios Grand Opening MFA exhibition, Elgin Street Studios, University of Houston
  • 2021 - Spring University of Houston School of Art Exhibition, Blaffer Art Museum, Houston
  • 2020 - Director's Cut Exhibition, Atlanta Photography Group Gallery, Atlanta
  • 2020 - The self(ie) and the other: PortraiturePH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2020 - Portfolio 2020 - DIGITALexhibition, Atlanta Photography Group Gallery, Atlanta
  • 2020 - Midwest Photo Emerge - 20 - 2020, Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, KS
  • 2020 - Assuming the Pose: Contemporary Takes on Portraiture,  Third Space, University of Houston
  • 2020 - South Central SPE Caucus Exhibition, West Loop Art Gallery, Houston
  • 2020 - Juried Exhibition, Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, KS
  • 2020 - Blaffer Art Museum Student Association Biannual Show, Mitchell Center for the Arts, UH
  • 2019 - Director's Cut Exhibition, Atlanta Photography Group Gallery, Atlanta
  • 2019 - Contemporary Portrait Photography, LH Horton Jr. Gallery, Stockton, CA
  • 2019 - Portraits exhibition, South x Southeast Photo Gallery, Molena, GA
  • 2019 - Portraits without faces, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2019 - Photo Competition, Stonehenge Gallery, Montgomery, AL
  • 2019 - Open Lens V, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia
  • 2019 - Philadelphia Photo Arts Center Members Exhibit, TILT (formerly PPAC)
  • 2018 - Papermill Open House and Art Show, Papermill Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2018 - Philadelphia Photo Arts Center Members Exhibit, TILT (formerly PPAC)
  • 2015 - NWT Arts Council 30th Anniversary Exhibit, Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife
  • 2010 - Spectacular Northwest Territories, Canada’s Northern House, Vancouver Olympics
  • 2010 - Frozen Eyes, Open Minds, Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife
  • 2008 - Annual Exhibition, Ghana Association of Visual Artists, Accra, Ghana
  • 2007 - A few pictures, Old Dinosaur Museum, Yellowknife

Awards

  • 2019 - LH Horton Jr. Gallery Contemporary Portrait Exhibition, Second Place
  • 2019 - George R. Bunker Grad Fellowship in Fine Art, University of Houston
  • 2019-22 - Graduate Tuition Fellowship, University of Houston
  • 2019 - Stonehenge Gallery Exhibition, Honorable Mention
  • 2019 - Photo Chronicles, Portrait Awards
  • 2019 - Fine Art Photography Awards, Amateur Portrait Nominee

Selection of Photographic Publications

USA Today
Gagosian Quarterly
LensCulture Portrait Awards Competition Gallery
Texas Photographic Society - Instagram takeover
The Canadian Press
EnRoute Magazine
The Globe and Mail
JPG magazine
Up Here magazine
Inuit Art Quarterly

Talks/Workshops

2019 - San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA - Studio lighting and portraiture workshop
2019 - TILT (formerly Philadelphia Photo Arts Center) - Developing my portrait-making process

Residencies/Internships

2021 - G5 Summer Intensive, Houston, TX
2020 - Station Museum curatorial internship, Houston, TX
2020 - DUST (Desert Unit for Speculative Territories) residency, Marfa, TX (postponed to 2021 due to Covid-19)

Education

  • MFA Candidate Photography and Digital Media, University of Houston, Expected Spring 2022
  • Contemporary Practices Photography Certificate, TILT Institute for the Contemporary Image (formerly PPAC)
  • Certificate in Business Communication and Professional Writing, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
  • Diploma Journalism-print, Algonquin College, Ottawa, Canada
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada

Courses

  • Essential Components of the Portrait, International Center of Photography, NY

Roles/Affiliations

Founder, Philadelphia Portrait Analysis Club
Co-founder Broken Chair Studio
Member, TILT Institute for the Contemporary Image (PPAC)
Member, Atlanta Photography Group
Member, American Society of Media Photographers
Founder, EDGE YK magazine
Past President, Frozen Eyes Photographic Society
Chairman and Founder, Verge Communications Ltd.

Curatorial Experience

  • 2020 - Furnitree: domesticated wilderness, Broken Chair Studio, Houston, TX
  • 2019 - Preliminary Results: the economics of art, Espace 8, Montreal, Canada

Work Collected

  • Canadian High Commission, Accra, Ghana
  • Carana Corporation, Accra, Ghana
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