RACHELLE BUSSIÈRES
born 1986, Quebec City, Canada, lives and works in San Francisco and Oakland, CA, USA
gallery representation: Robert Koch Gallery
 
EDUCATION
2015 Master of Fine Arts – Concentration Photography, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2011 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honors), Major in Anthropology, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada
study abroad semester – Amsterdam, Holland, Winter 2010
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 Strata. Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2015 Monument Mineral. Curated by James Reeder, Silver Projects, Brooklyn, NY
2015 L’Histoire en Corps l’Histoire. Institut Universitaire de Réadaptation, Quebec City, QC, Canada
2015 The Earth, the Sky, and Everything in Between. Still Lights Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2014 Disagreements. Paul Sack Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013 Verge. Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013 The Village in The Sky. Desjardins Pavilion, Laval University, Quebec City, QC, Canada
 
COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS – SELECTION
2017 BLOOMFIELD | BUSSIÈRES | WEBB. Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2017 Art Book Show. Bass and Reiner, San Francisco, CA
2017 Young Collector's Club, Inaugural Edition. R/SF Projects - San Francisco, CA
2017 
Beneath The Salt. Curated by Marianne Bjormr, Stormen, Bodo, Norway
2017 Beneath The Salt. Curated by Marianne Bjormyr, Kulturbaet galleri, Sandnessjoen,  Norway
2017 The Photography Show, presented by AIPAD. Robert Koch Gallery, Park Avenue Armory, New York
2017 Micro Salon. Galerie L’Inlassable, Paris, France
2017 Insights. Curated by Alexander Montagne-Sparey, Artistic Director, PHOTOFAIRS, and Allie Haeusslein, Associate Director, Pie 24 Photography, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
2017 Photofairs. Robert Koch Gallery, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
2016 Paris Photo. Robert Koch Gallery, Grand Palais, Paris, France
2016 Expo Chicago. Robert Koch Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
2016 Corte Madera's Centennial Art Exhibition. Corte Madera, CA
2016 I Never Learned the Song I always Sing. Curated by Brion Nuda Rosh, Minnesota Street Project, Gallery 104, SF, CA
2016 I’ll Tell You Later. Curated by Joanna Szupinska-Myers, Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin, CA
2016 The Photography Show, presented by AIPAD.  Robert Koch Gallery, Park Avenue Armory, New York
2016 Fine Words Butter No Parsnips However Fine Parnips Can Butter Words. Curated by Alejandro Almanza-    Pereda, Present Company, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Paris Photo. Robert Koch Gallery, Grand Palais, Paris, France
2015 Annual Art Exhibition. San José Institute of Contemporary Art, San José, CA
2015 Women of Rock. Curated by Chris Hatherill (Super-Collider), Print House Gallery, London, UK
2015 Edge Effect. Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
2014 Rock/Paper/Petroglyphs. ZSpace, San Francisco, CA
2014 Pretty Raw. Curated by Linda Connor, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
2014 Minumental. Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2014 Generation. Something Spacious Gallery, Oakland, CA
2014 MFA NOW. Root Division, Juror: Donna Napper; San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Francisco
2013 Paint It Black. Studio 110 Projects, Sausalito, CA
2013 Republic. Curated by Tuan Mami, Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013 Marking Tracks. One Network for Conservation and the Arts (ONCA), Brighton, UK 
2013 Isolated Land. Two-person show, curated by Laura Kudritski, Little Raven Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012 Etre image. Curated by Hélène Pellissier, Tzara Gallery, Quebec City, Canada
2012 Ellas. Espacio Joven, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
(Upcoming) SIM, Seljavegur, Reykjavík, Iceland, March 2018
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, December 2017
The Banff Centre, Banff, AB, March 2017
Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin, CA, July 2015 – July 2016
Silver Projects, Brooklyn, NY, May 2015
Lost Coast Culture Machine, Fort Bragg, CA, March – May 2011

DISTINCTIONS, GRANTS AND AWARDS
2017 Evelyn Wood Memorial Award, The Banff Centre
2016 Flash Forward Emerging Photographer 2016 : Selected Winner, Canada, The Magenta Foundation
2016 Charter Resident Award, Minnesota Street Project
2015 Nominee, 2016 PDN's 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch, Photo District News
2015 Fellowship Award, Headlands Center for the Arts
2015 Honorable Mention, Snider Prize, Museum of Contemporary Photography
2014 Flora de Mayo Scholarship, 10,00 degrees Foundation
2013 Flora de Mayo Scholarship, 10,00 degrees Foundation
2010 Mention of Excellence, Social Studies Faculty, Laval University
2010 Project Grant, Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation
2009 Scholarship for Excellence, Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation
2008 Scholarship for Excellence, Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation
 
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY
2017- present, Adjunct-Educator, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
2015 Teaching Assistant for the class "American and Landscape Photography" with professor Sarah Miller, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2014 Docent, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA
2009 Photojournalist, Tibetan Women Association, Dharamsala, India

LECTURES
2017 The Banff Centre, Banff, AL, Canada
2017  “Career in Photography”, with Paula Pereira, CSU East Bay, Hayward, CA
2016 “Tools I” with Trent Davis Bailey, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
2016 “Advanced Photography”, with Chris Fraser, Mills College, Oakland, CA
2015 "Visual Translations" with professor John Priola, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

 
BIBLIOGRAPHY
DeWitt, Cheng, Lauren Marsolier, Rachelle Bussières, in Artillery Mag Online, at http://artillerymag.com/lauren-marsolier-rachelle-bussieres/, San Francisco, CA, USA, September 2016
Beil, Kim. Critics’ Picks San Francisco: Lauren Marsolier and Rachelle Bussières, in ArtForum Online, at http://artforum.com/index.php?pn=picks&id=62272&view=print, New York, NY, USA, July 2016

PUBLISHED WORKS
Beneath The Salt. Marianne Bjornmyr & Dan Mariner, YONA Editions, Norway, 228 pp.
Flash Forward 2016 Book, Edition Toronto, Toronto, Canada, October 2016
Transition, Big Bad Betty Press, Denver, CO, June 2016
Edge Effect MFA Exhibition, Juxtapoz Magazine, May 2015
MFA NOW 2015, Root Division, San Francisco, CA, February 2015
Artist’ Directory, Aesthetica Magazine, London, UK, 2015
Phase Magazine, Paris, France, 2014
SF vs Chicago, exposition virtuelle, Artist Portfolio Magazine, Issue 17, USA
2014 MFA NOW 2015, Root Division, San Francisco, CA, 2014
Frankie Magazine, Australia, 2014
Unless You Will Magazine, Victoria, Australia, 2013
Seeance Magazin, Berlin, Germany, 2013
Booooooom, 2013
New Decade Gallery, Presov, Slovakia, 2013
Pas Un Autre Magazine, Los Angeles, CA, 2013

COLLECTIONS
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA 
Many private collections in Canada, France and USA
 
 

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