born 1986, Québec, Canada, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
representation : Johansson Projects (California)
2015 MFA, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2011 BA, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
2010 Study abroad semester, Université Laval, Amsterdam, Holland
2021 sipping air. Melanie Flood Projects, Portland
2020 (un)objectively. Curator: Leandro Villaro, Penumbra Foundation, New York City
2020 In Light. Conditions of Time. Johansson Projects, Oakland
2018 Concrete Utopia. Two-person show with Courtney Sennish Johansson Projects, Oakland
2017 Rachelle Bussières. Curator: Aaron Harbour, Minnesota Street Projects Staging Gallery, San Francisco
2016 Strata. Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco
2015 L’Histoire en Corps l’Histoire. Institut Universitaire de Réadaptation, Québec
2015 Monument Mineral. Silver Projects, Brooklyn
2015 The Earth, the Sky, and Everything in Between. Still Lights Gallery, San Francisco
2015 Edge Effect. Fort Mason, San Francisco
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2022 Bussières, Rosenthal, Vogt. Johansson Projects, Oakland
2022 When Light Becomes Form: Processing Photography. Curator: Kevin Chen, SF State, SF
2021 Untitled. with Johansson Projects, Miami
2021 On Colored Shadows (Three-Person exhibition). Rubber Factory, New York City
2021 Open Studios. World Trade Center, New York City
2021 Community Garden, Johansson Projects, Oakland
2020 Beach Break Miami, with Johansson Projects, Virtual Miami Exhibition
2020 soothe. Curator: Kristin Texeira for Sugarlift, Virtual Exhibition
2020 Printed Publics. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
2020 Echoes of the Bauhaus Cast Long Shadows. Curator: Hanna Regev, Ruth's Table, SF
2020 At the Edge of Both. Curators: Serrah Russell and Zach Bent, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle
2019 Surface Area. Curator: Noah Doely, Marin Gallery, Waterloo
2019 Summer Selection. Johansson Projects, Oakland
2019 LA Art Book Fair. with Night Diver Press, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles
2019 Object, Space, Action. Soil Gallery, Seattle
2019 FOG Art+Design, with Park Life, San Francisco
2018 Waiting for the Sun. Sim Gallery, Reykjavik
2018 After Tomorrow. Curator: Candace Huey, Residence of the Consul General of France, San Francisco
2018 Landscapes. Curator: Allie Haeusslein, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins
2018 Bloomfield, Bussières, Webb (3-Person exhibition. Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2017 Beneath The Salt. Curator: Marianne Bjormyr, The Culture House, Stormen, Bodo, Norway
2017 The Photography Show. with Robert Koch Gallery Park Avenue Armory, New York City
2017 Micro-Salon. Galerie L’Inlassable, Paris
2017 Insights. Curators: Alexander Montagne-Sparey and Allie Haeusslein, Fort Mason, San Francisco
2016 Paris Photo, with Robert Koch Gallery. Grand Palais, Paris
2016 Corte Madera's Centennial Art Exhibition. Curator: Nolan Sheehan Jankowski, Corte Madera
2016 I Never Learned the Song I always Sing. Curator: Brion Nuda Rosch, MSP, San Francisco
2016 I’ll Tell You Later. Curator: Joanna Szupinska-Myers, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito
2016 Fine Words Butter No Parsnips However Fine Parsnips Can Butter Words. Present Company, Brooklyn
2015 Paris Photo, with Robert Koch Gallery. Grand Palais, Paris
2015 Annual Art Exhibition. San José Institute of Contemporary Art, San José
2014 Pretty Raw. Curator: Linda Connor, University of Applied Arts, Vienna
2014 MFA NOW. Juror: Donna Napper, Root Division, San Francisco
AWARDS / GRANTS
2021 Finalist, Aperture Portfolio Prize, Aperture Foundation
2021 Research-Creation Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2020 Silver Art Projects Fellowship, World Trade Center
2019 Penumbra Workspace Program Award, Penumbra Foundation
2018 Fellowship Award (finalist), Headlands Center for the Arts
2018 SECA Art Award (nominee), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
2018 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 2016 PDN's 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch (nominee), Photo District News
2015 Graduate Fellowship Award, Headlands Center for the Arts
2015 Snider Prize (honorable mention), Museum of Contemporary Photography
2014 Flora de Mayo Scholarship, 10,00 degrees Foundation
2010 Mention of Excellence, Social Studies Faculty, Université Laval
2010 Project Grant, Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation
2009 Scholarship for Excellence, Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation
2008 Scholarship for Excellence, Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation
2020 Silver Art Projects, World Trade Center, New York City, NY, August 2020 - May 2021
2019 Penumbra Foundation, New York City, NY, August
2018 Sim, Reykjavik, Iceland, July
2017 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, December
2017 The Banff Centre, Banff, AB, March
2016 Headlands Center for the Arts, Graduate Fellow, Marin, CA, July 2015 – July 2016
2015 Silver Projects, Brooklyn, NY, May
2021 UPEI, Charlottetown, PEI
2021 Brock University, St-Catharines, Ontario
2020 San Francisco State, San Francisco
2020 University of Washington, Seattle
2020 Seattle Pacific University, Seattle
2019 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco
2018 Penumbra Foundation, New York City
2018 Sim, Reykjavik
2018 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco
2017 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson
2017 CSU East Bay, Hayward
2017 Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta
2016 California College of the Arts, Oakland
2016 Mills College, Oakland
2015 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco
Museum of Contemporary Photography
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Library and Archives
Facebook (Mural Commission, Sunnyvale)
Four Seasons Hotel
Atelier Noua (Bodø)
2020 ArtMaze, Autumn Issue 19. Curated by the editorial team of ArtMaze Mag, Fall 2020.
2019 CALDERWOOD, Peter. “Shadows Are Formations”. Risograph, Night Diver Press, May 2019, 13 p.
2019 GUSTAFSON, Lena, and CALDERWOOD, Peter. "Practice", Night Diver Press, July 2019, p.2-7
2018 CROS, Lolita.” The Salon at The Wing”. Exhibition catalog, Fall 2018, p.6-7
2017 The Center for Fine Art Photography, Poster exhibition for Landscapes
2017 MARINER, Dan, and BJORNMYR, Marianne. “Beneath the Salt”, YONA Editions, 2017,p.14-18
2016 MAGENTA FOUNDATION. Exhibition Catalog for Flash Forward 2016, p.26
2016 HOOD-MORGAN, Katie. “Rabbit Rabbit”, Big Bad Betty Press, p.1, 8-12
2015 Root Division, Exhibition catalog for MFA NOW, p.6-7
PRESS / MEDIA
2020 CHENG, Dewitt. “Rachelle Bussières”. East Bay Express, March 6, 2020.
2019 HAMADA, Jeff. “Artist Spotlight: Rachelle Bussieres”. BOOOOOOOM, October 4, 2019.
2019 MCCAID, Cate. “Investing in Female Artists”. Elysian, Summer 2019.
2018 SORIANO, Amyra. “Staff Pick Review of ‘Concrete Utopia”, East Bay Express, 09/01/2018.
2018 COLLINS, Elly. “Rachelle Bussieres”, Ryall Contemporary, 05/27/2018.
2018 LIEN, Tracey. “Likes, comments and sometimes sales - how Instagram is shaping the art world”. LA Times, March 5, 2018.
2017 “To Do List: December”, Art Source Consulting, 11/30/201.
2017 “Rachelle Bussieres”, SF Art Dealers Association, November 2017.
2017 ROSCH, Brion. “Inside 1240 Minnesota Street”, 1240 Minnesota Street, 05/19/2017.
2016 DEWITT, Cheng. “Lauren Marsolier, Rachelle Bussières”, Artillery, 09/06/2016.
2016 BEIL, Kim. “Critics Pick Review of Lauren Marsolier and Rachelle Bussières”, 07/17/2016.
2015 “Edge Effect”, Juxtapoz, 05/13/2015.
2015 “Edge Effect”, SF Art Enthusiast, 05/23/2015.