Brent Reaney

September 2022
Contact
brokenchairstudio@pm.me | 905-519-3541

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 - Photo Annual Exhibition, Gwinnett County Public Library, Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival, Atlanta, GA
  • 2022 - Portraits without Faces, PH21 Gallery, Hungarian Month of Photography, Budapest, Hungary
  • 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

The Wall Street Journal
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

2022 - Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, TX - What can we learn from the portrait? MFA candidate thesis talk
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 due to Covid-19)

Education

  • Master of Fine Arts, Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts, University of Houston, TX
  • 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
Founder, EDGE YK magazine
Past President, Frozen Eyes Photographic Society
Chairman and Co-Founder, Verge Communications Ltd.

Curatorial Work

  • 2022 - Curatorial text for Jacinta Majithia, Grounded, Orange Show, Houston, TX
  • 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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