Bruce Bennett

Bruce Bennett 

Email: Lilbruce1@gmail.com

Website: Brucebennett.org

Cell: (773)-272-5967


Education

  • Chicago High School for the Arts (2010 - 2014)
  • Art Academy of Cincinnati ( 2014 -2018)


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
  • Janai Nelson x Vanity Fair September issue, 2020 
  • Jordan Kristine Seamon x Muse magazine 57 issue, 2021
  • JustSmile Magazine 2nd issue x Bruce Bennett “Love ll” display 


Experiences 

 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

2020

  • “Beacon” FotoFocus exhibition, Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati OH


2021

  • “Self Love” Solo Exhibition, Sidewinder Coffee shop, Cincinnati OH
  • "Love II” Solo Exhibition , Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati OH


2022

  • “Love ll” solo exhibition, Baxter St Art Gallery, New York, NY




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 

2022

  • Baxter St x YoungArts residency program, New York, NY



Skill

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




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