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AWARDS
2016 Assistance League Juried Show, 2nd Place
2003 Cultural Arts Council of Houston & Harris County Artist Grant Recipient
1999 Honorable Mention in TFAA’s “Transcending Limits” Exhibition
1999 American Photography Institute Graduate Seminar Fellowship, New York University
1999 Houston Center for Photography Fellowship
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California
TBD Anzenberger Gallery, Vienna, Austria
TBD Uno Art Space, Stuttgart, Germany
2016 Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas
2014 The Tank Project Space, Houston, Texas
2007 Gensler Architecture Firm, Houston, Texas
2001 The Spring Collection Galveston Arts Center
2000 I2 K- Imelda 2000. “Women and Their Work,” Austin, Texas
2000 “Heels and Hangers,” Houston Center for Photography
1998 Lawndale Art Center, Houston
1998 Houston Center for Photography Fellowship Show
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 Festival de la Luz 2016, Argentina, August
Assistance League Juried Show by Brady Roberts
2015 The Silos on Sawyer curated by Bill Arning
Joyce Elaine Grant Juried Exhibition by April Watson, Curator of Photography at Nelson-Atkins Museum; Texas Womans University
Reincarnation, Art Car Museum, Houston
2014 Bring Your Own Beamer, Aurora Picture Show & The Menil Collection
Diverseworks, Luck of The Draw
The Tank Installation Space, Spring Street Studios
2013 Men of Honor Exhibit, 3100 Main Gallery
Faculty Show, Houston Community College Central
San Jacinto College, GCIC Mentor Show
2012 HCC Central Faculty Show
2011 Arizona State University SPE Group Exhibition
Savannah College of Art and Design Trois Gallery SPE Group Exhibition
2010 24th International Juried Show Curated by Susan Kismaric of MOMA
Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
Fotofest “Central” 3100 Main Gallery
Neiman Marcus Installation in Conjunction with Manolo Blahnik Signing
HCC Central Faculty Art Exhibition
2009 “way, WAY out West,” In celebration of Asian Heritage Month, JP Morgan Chase Heritage Hall
HCC Central Faculty Art Exhibition, University of Houston Clear Lake Gallery
2008 Houston Community College Faculty Exhibition, Central College Gallery
2007 Intersections: Asia/America, Galveston Arts Center, Kingwood College
2006 Rice Design Alliance at Kirksey Architecture Firm
Berkshire Museum, Massachusetts, Group Show, “Out of the Box”
“Silver” Houston Center for Photography Retrospective Exhibition
“Crossroads” Galveston Arts Center
2005 Texas Women’s University
Anya Tish Gallery
2004 “Through the Lens” at Cultural Arts Council of Houston
San Antonio College of Visual Art and Technology Gallery
“Only Skin Deep,” Curated by Coco Fusco and Brian Wallis:
International Center of Photography, New York, December – February
San Diego Museum of Art, February – October
Seattle Museum of Art, November – June
2003 Round 18, Project Row Houses, Houston, Texas
“Inside/Outside: Texas Women Photographers,” curated by Anne Wilkes Tucker & Clint Wilour,
shown through 2004 at these venues: Houston Center for Photography, The Grace
Museum Abilene, Galveston Art Center and Women & Their Work, Austin, TX
2002 “Through the Looking Glass,” Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
Houston Center for Photography Fotofest Retrospective
“New American Talent,” TFAA, Juror Catherine Canjo, Director of Art Pace
2001 “Sultry,” Houston Community College
2000 “Serious Play,” Adambomb Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
“Taxonomies,” Chenevert Green, Houston, Texas
“Juried Members Show,” by Terrie Sultan, Women and their Work
“The Reductive Eye,” Flatbed Press, Austin, Texas
“Click Chicks,” Arlington Museum of Art & Texas Women’s University
Houston Area Exhibition,” juried by Joe Havel, Jessica Cussack & Mary Bebe, Blaffer Gallery, Houston, Texas
“2000 API Photography Fellowship Show,” NYU, New York, New York
“Perennial,” ¼ Hora Project Space, Elgin, Texas
Fotofest Downtown Public Art at Foley’s
“The Really Big Shoe Show,” City Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
1999 Transcending Limits TFAA, Austin Texas, Beaumont Museum of Art, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio
Photo Austin, Flatbed Press Galleries, Austin, Texas
“1999 API Photography Fellowship Show,” NYU, New York
“1999 New Texas Talent,” Craighead-Green Gallery, Dallas, Texas
“Half and Half,” Purse Building Gallery, Houston, Texas
“MFA Thesis Show,” Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas
1998 “Blurred Boundaries,” Winter Street Gallery, Houston, Texas
“How’s My Driving?” Mobile art space, Fotofest, Houston, Texas
1997 “The Big Show,” juried by Don Bacigalupi, Lawndale Art Center
“ABC show,” Diverseworks, Houston, Texas
1996 “Picturing Asia America,” Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas
“Opening Moves,” John Cleary Gallery, Houston, Texas
“Houston Area Exhibition,” juried by Dana Friss Hansen, Mary Miss & Luis Jimenez, Blaffer Gallery, Houston, Texas
PUBLIC ART PROJECTS
2015 Houston Arts Alliance Wayfinding Signs Project, Downtown Houston, Texas
2007 Finalist for The Southwest Police Station, Houston, Texas
2006 Finalist for The Herman Park Conservancy Zoo/Lakefront, Houston, Texas
2003 The CACHH Selected Artist for The Water Department in Humble, Texas
2002 Police Station at The University of Houston
LECTURES
2011 Society of Photographic Education, Imagemaker Presentation, Philadelphia
2005 The Menil Collection—Artist Eye Series
2004 Truman State University Visiting Artist, Guest Lecturer
2001 Philosophy of Aesthetics, Warwick Hotel, Houston, Texas
2000 Women and Their Work—Solo Exhibition Lecture
1999 NYU National Graduate Seminar Fellow, American Photography Institute
CAMH—At Home and Abroad: 20 Filipino Artists
1998 Women Studies Conference, UH Clear Lake
BIBLIOGRAPHY
Wozny, Nancy— “Performania: Performance Without a Theater,” Arts + Culture: November 20, 2015, Print
Glentzer, Molly— “Site Houston Turns Silos Into Art,” Chron: November 5, 2015
Shey, Brittanie— “Going with the Grain,” Houstonia Magazine: 2015
KUHF Radio News, “Art Exhibit Makes a Statement About Preserving Houston’s Buildings,” 2015
Sewing, Joy— “Bennie Flores Ansell: Artist, Teacher Likes Unexpected Style,” Houston Chronicle, November, 2014, Print
Anspon, Catherine— Paper City: Spring 2011
Houston Chronicle, November 13, 2008
Spot Magazine, Fall 2006
Filipinas Magazine, July 2006
Yellow Magazine, 2005
McBride, Elizabeth— review of “New American Talent Show,” Artlies, Fall 2002
Wilour, Clint— “An Obsession With Compulsion,” Artlies, Summer 2002
“The Incredible Lightness of Bennie Flores Ansell,” Shuz, Winter 2000
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Anspon, Catherine— “The Medium of Photography: What to Collect Now,” Paper City, November 1999
Johnson, Patricia— “A Wider Aperture,” Houston Chronicle, February 22, 1998
Austin, John— “Picture This,” Fort Worth Star Telegram, June 21, 1996
EDUCATION
1999 M.F.A. University of Houston, Texas
1989 B.A. University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida