Bruce Bennett
Email: Lilbruce1@gmail.com
Website: Bruce-Bennett.format.com
Cell: (773)-272-5967

Education
● Chicago High School for the Arts (2010 - 2014)
● Art Academy of Cincinnati ( 2014 - present)

Publications
● Youngarts Award winning novel, (2014)
● All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party (Book), 2017
● Black Seed project and interview (Vice.com), 2017


Experiences
2010
● Visual Art Curtain Call, Chicago High school for the Arts, Chicago IL (Annual)
● Freshman Debut Exhibition , Chicago High school for the Arts, Chicago IL (Annual)
● All City award winning exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
2011
● Visual Art summer exhibition, Chicago High school for the Arts, Chicago IL (Annual)
● Mid- Year art exhibition, Chicago High school for the Arts, Chicago IL (Annual)
● Visual Art Curtain Call, Chicago High school for the Arts, Chicago IL (Annual)
● Eat to Beat visual art show, Harris Theater, Chicago IL
● Annual Scholastic Art exhibition, University of Illinois of Chicago, Chicago IL
2012
● All City award winning exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
● Annual Scholastic Art exhibition, University of Illinois of Chicago, Chicago IL
2013
● Annual Junior Visual Art Exhibition, Chicago High school for the Arts, Chicago IL (Annual)
● Filter Photo Festival showcase and portfolio review by Jane Fulton and Mike Zajakowski,
Chicago IL
● Annual Fall Juried Art Exhibition, Chicago High school for the Arts, Chicago IL
2014
● Chicago Westside NAACP Black Creativity Exhibition and Workshop, Malcolm X College,
Chicago IL
● Smithsonian National Portrait Teen Competition and Exhibition, Washington D.C

● YoungArts Photography Exhibition and Finalist Ceremony, National YoungArts Foundation,
Miami FL
● All City award winning exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
2016
● 2Deep End: Art Academy of Cincinnati Students Respond to the Cincinnati 5, Wave Pool
Gallery, Cincinnati OH
● Over the Influence:Art Academy of Cincinnati student group show, Exposure/13, Cincinnati OH
● Dual Complex: Art Academy of Cincinnati student group show, Pique Gallery, Cincinnati OH
● Undergrounded: Art Academy of Cincinnati student group show, Contemporary Arts Center of
Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH
2017
● YoungArts Alumni Photography Exhibition: Enlightened the Contemporary Photography by
YoungArts Alumni, National YoungArts Foundation, Miami FL
● Show and Tell: Pilot, Buddy’s Place, Exposure/13, Cincinnati OH
● Show and Tell: Party for Two, Buddy’s Place Cincinnati OH
2018
● All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party Group Exhibition: Photographic Center
Northwest gallery, Seattle WA
● All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party Group Exhibition: AIPAD Art Fair, New
York
● St Clouds bar and restaurant, Madrona Seattle WA
● All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party Group Exhibition: Sarah Spurgeon
Gallery, Seattle WA
● Open Source Exhibition, The Carnegie, Cincinnati OH

Award and Honors
2010
● All City National Winner, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
2011
● All City award winning Competition, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
2012
● Annual Scholastic Art Competition, 2 Silver Medals and 2 Honorable Mentions, University of
Illinois of Chicago, Chicago IL
● Chicago Westside NAACP Black Creativity Competition: 2 Honorable Mention
2013
● Annual Scholastic Art Competition, 1 Gold and 2 Silver Medals, University of Illinois of
Chicago, Chicago

● YoungArts Photography Exhibition and Competition: Gold Medal, National YoungArts
Foundation, Miami FL
2014
● Annual Scholastic Art Competition, 8 Silvers Medals and 1 Honorable Mention , University of
Illinois of Chicago, Chicago IL
● All City National Portfolio Winner, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
● Smithsonian National Portrait Teen Competition and Exhibition: Grand Prize Winner,
Washington D.C


Skill
● Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Lightroom
● Drawing I, II, III
● Photography and lighting technician

Using Format