Brent Reaney

January 2021
Contact | 215-715-0480

I’m a Houston-based Canadian portrait photographer currently exploring relationships between people and places.

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019 - Philly Style, 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 Group Exhibitions


  • 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

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019 - Philadelphia Photo Arts Center Members Exhibit, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
  • 2018 - Papermill Open House and Art Show, Papermill Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2018 - Philadelphia Photo Arts Center Members Exhibit, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
  • 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

Selection of Photographic Publications

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
EDGE YK magazine
Northern News Services Ltd.


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


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


  • MFA Candidate Photography and Digital Media, University of Houston, Expected Spring 2022
  • Contemporary Practices Photography Certificate, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
  • 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


  • Essential Components of the Portrait, International Center of Photography


Founder, Philadelphia Portrait Analysis Club
Co-founder Broken Chair Studio
Member, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
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
Using Format