Bennie Flores Ansell is a photo-based installation artist living in Houston, Texas. Ansell received a BA in Photography from the University of South Florida and a MFA in Photography from the University of Houston. She was a fellow at New York University in the American Photography Institute National Graduate Seminar.
Her work has been exhibited at the International Center of Photography, NYC; Seattle Art Museum; and San Diego Museum of Art as part of the Only Skin Deep exhibition curated by Coco Fusco and Brian Wallis. Her work was also included in the group show Inside Outside: Texas Women Photographers curated by Anne Tucker and Clint Wilour. Other select exhibitions include Bug Out of the Box: A New Look at the Contemporary Art, History, and Science of Bugs at the Berkshire Museum of Art, Crossroads at Galveston Arts Center, the International Juried Exhibition in New Jersey juried by Susan Kismaric of MOMA, and Silver, Houston Center for Photography’s 25-year retrospective exhibition.
In 2016, she created site-specific installations at the Daegu Photography Biennale in Korea and at Uno Art Gallery in Stuttgart, Germany. In 2017, she was commissioned by the Boston ICA to design a piece in collaboration with museum visitors in the ART LAB, using hand-colored flying fish cut from acetate.
In 2018, she will have exhibitions at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art and at the Anzeberger Gallery in Vienna, Austria. Ansell currently teaches photography at Houston Community College Central Campus.