University of Texas at Arlington student has received The University of Texas
System Board of Regents’ Outstanding Student Award in Arts and Humanities for his
exceptional work in the visual arts.
Bennett was recognized for outstanding two-dimensional work for his
photographic series, Beneath and Inside
Out. Bennett is a senior photography major who works as a photo lab
technician in a work-study position at UT Arlington. He also teaches several
photo workshops on behalf of the University.
time at UT Arlington has been marked by much growth not only as an artist, but
also as an individual,” Bennett said. “I have found the art department at UT
Arlington to cultivate an open-minded and diverse environment for a young
artist, which has allowed my creativity and conceptual processes to progress in
ways I had not thought possible.”
Beneath gives the viewer a unique perspective of the highway
overpass underworld that is rarely experienced by driver or pedestrian, Bennett
Austin’s Zoe Berg also was recognized for outstanding three-dimensional work
for an array of her Nordic-inspired performance, video and installation art.
student was awarded $1,500 to be deposited in the students’ respective academic
“The arts and humanities continue to be a profoundly
important aspect of higher education, and the Board of Regents is thrilled to
recognize the extraordinary talent at UT System,” said Regents chairman Gene
Powell. “The Board congratulates this year’s winners for their tremendous
contribution to the visual arts, and we wish them continued success as they
promote the importance of innovative art at UT institutions.”
Established in February 2012, the Regents’ Outstanding
Student Awards in Arts and Humanities will vary each year and commend students
at UT System institutions excelling in one of four disciplines: musical arts,
visual arts, poetry writing and short essays.
Visit www.utsystem.edu/offices/academic-affairs/regents-outstanding-student-awards-arts-and-humanities to learn more about the nomination, evaluation
process and for details on future awards.
University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive research institution of
more than 33,800 students and more than 2,200 faculty members in the heart of
North Texas. Visit www.uta.edu to learn more.