Rachelle Bussieres was born and raised in Québec City, Canada. She received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2015. She approaches the darkroom as a sculptor, layering and manipulating photographic materials to investigate our broader human experience through light, perception, and time. Bussieres’ recent solo exhibitions include Galerie Alexandre Motulsky-Falardeau (Québec, Canada), Melanie Flood Projects (Portland, Oregon), Penumbra Foundation (New York, New York, USA), Johansson Projects (Oakland, California) and Robert Koch Gallery (San Francisco, California). She is the recipient of a Canada Council for the Arts Grant in the Research and Creation category, received an honorable mention for the Snider Prize from the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, and was a finalist for the Aperture Foundation Portfolio Prize. Some recent group shows include the International Center for Photography, the World Trade Center, and Rubber Factory (all New York, New York), Seattle Pacific University (Seattle, Washington), Tiger Strikes Asteroid (Brooklyn, New York), Soil Gallery (Seattle, Washington), the General French Consulate (San Francisco, California), the Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins, Colorado), Galerie l’Inlassable (Paris, France), Headlands Center for the Arts (Sausalito, California) and Present Company (Brooklyn, New York). She was an artist-in-residence at Brooklyn Darkroom, Silver Art Projects, Penumbra Foundation, Banff Center, Sim, Vermont Studio Center, and Headlands Center for the Arts. Her work is part of various public, corporate, and private collections, including the Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago, Illinois), the Four Seasons Hotel, the Wing, SFMOMA’s Library and Archives, Facebook (Sunnyvale, California), Instagram Inc. (San Francisco, California), and Penumbra Foundation (New York, New York). Bussieres lives and works in New York City where she extends her practice as the founder of LUMIÈRE NYC, an educational organization that supports a long-term and comprehensive resource by bringing together the arts, science, and theories of early photography in the context of contemporary practices using lumen printing. 


Rachelle Bussieres is represented by Johansson Projects in Oakland, California, and Robertson Arès, in Montreal, Quebec.