born in Québec, Canada, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


EDUCATION

2015 MFA, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2011 BA, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

2010 Study abroad semester, Université Laval, Amsterdam, Holland


AWARDS & HONORS

2024 Brooklyn Darkroom Residency, Brooklyn, NY

2023 AIM Fellowship, The Bronx Museum, Finalist

2023 Tiger Strike Asteroid, Solo Exhibition Award Finalist

2021 Aperture Portfolio Prize, Finalist

2021 Canada Council for the Arts, Research-Creation Grant

2020 Silver Art Projects Studio Residency, New York, NY

2019 Penumbra Workspace Residency, New York, NY

2018 Sim Residency, Reykjavik

2018 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, SECA Art Award Nominee

2018 The Banff Centre Residency, Banff, AL

2017 Vermont Studio Center Residency, Johnson, VT

2016 The Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward Emerging Photographer 2016 : Selected Winner, Canada

2016 Minnesota Street Project, Charter Resident Award

2015 Headlands Center for the Arts, Graduate Fellowship Residency, Sausalito, CA

2015 Museum of Contemporary Photography, Snider Prize (honorable mention)


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2024 Air Index (forthcoming). In conversation with artists Alyssa Minahan, Svetlana Bailey, Armelle Tulunda, Melanie King, Yann Pocreau, et al, Equivalentbehaviour, London, UK

2024 Signals ("spotlight" alongside Sophie Victoria). Robertson Arès, Montréal, QC, CANADA

2023 Les rythmes circadiens. Galerie Alexandre Motulsky-Falardeau, Quebec City, QC, CANADA

2021 sipping air. Melanie Flood Projects, Portland, OR, USA

2020 (un)objectively. Curator: Leandro Villaro, Penumbra Foundation, New York City, NY, USA

2020 In Light. Conditions of Time. Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA, USA

2018 Concrete Utopia. Two-person show with Courtney Sennish. Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA, USA

2017 Rachelle Bussières. Curator: Aaron Harbour, Minnesota Street Projects Staging Gallery, San Francisco

2016 Strata. Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

2015 L’Histoire en Corps l’Histoire. Institut Universitaire de Réadaptation, Québec, QC, CANADA

2015 Monument Mineral. Silver Projects, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2015 The Earth, the Sky, and Everything in Between. Still Lights Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

2015 Edge Effect. Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA, USA


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024 Tall Shadows in Short Order. Curated by Will Hitnick, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY, USA

2023 The Collective. Curator: Visionary Projects, High Line Nine Gallery, New York City, NY, USA

2023 ICP Faculty Show. International Center of Photography, New York City, NY, USA

2023 Accrochage collectif for “Art et Science : Quel Rapports + Science-fiction”. Curated by Lucas Bourlot. École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts à la Villa Arson, Nice, FRANCE

2023  Benefit Art Auction. Headlands Center for the Art, Sausalito, CA, USA

2023  Exposition Collective. Galerie Alexandre Motulsky-Falardeau, Quebec City, QC, CANADA

2022 High Plains (with Blaise Rosenthal and Andy Vogt). Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA, USA

2022 ArtMrkt. with Johansson Projects, San Francisco, CA, USA

2022 When Light Becomes Form: Processing Photography. Curator: Kevin Chen, San Francisco University

2021 On Colored Shadows (with Myeongsoo Kim and Suzanna Zak). Rubber Factory, New York City, NY, USA

2021 Untitled ArtFair. with Johansson Projects, Miami, FL, USA

2021 Silver Art Group Exhibition. Silver Art Projects at 4 World Trade Center, New York City, NY, USA

2021 Community Garden. Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA, USA

2020 Beach Break Miami. With Johansson Projects, Virtual Miami Exhibition, FL, USA

2020 soothe. Curator: Kristin Texeira for Sugarlift, Virtual Exhibition, WORLDWIDE

2020 Printed Publics. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, USA

2020 Echoes of the Bauhaus Cast Long Shadows. Curator: Hanna Regev, Ruth's Table, San Francisco

2020 At the Edge of Both. Curators: Serrah Russell and Zach Bent, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA

2019 Surface Area. Curator: Noah Doely, Marin Gallery, Waterloo, IA, USA

2019 Summer Selection. Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA, USA

2019 LA Art Book Fair. with Night Diver Press, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles

2019 Art Book Show, Bass & Reiner, San Francisco, USA

2019 Object, Space, Action. Soil Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA

2018 Bloomfield, Bussières, Webb (with Rebecca Norris Webb and Debra Bloomfield). Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

2019 FOG Art+Design with Park Life, San Francisco, CA, USA

2018 Waiting for the Sun. Sim Gallery, Reykjavik, ICELAND

2018 After Tomorrow. Curator: Candace Huey, Residence of the Consul General of France, San Francisco, CA

2018 Landscapes. Curator: Allie Haeusslein, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins

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, NY

2017 Micro-Salon. Galerie L’Inlassable, Paris, FRANCE

2017 Insights. Curators: Alexander Montagne-Sparey and Allie Haeusslein, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

2016 Paris Photo, with Robert Koch Gallery. Grand Palais, Paris, FRANCE

2016 Corte Madera's Centennial Art Exhibition. Curator: Nolan Sheehan Jankowski, Corte Madera, CA, USA

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, CA, USA

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, FRANCE

2015 Annual Art Exhibition. San José Institute of Contemporary Art, San José, CA, USA

2014 Pretty Raw. Curator: Linda Connor, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, AUSTRIA

2014 MFA NOW. Juror: Donna Napper, Root Division, San Francisco, CA, USA


VISITING LECTURER AND CRITIC

2024 Parson's The New School, New York, NY, USA

2023 NARS, New York City, NY, USA 

2022 UPEI, Charlottetown, PEI, CANADA

2022 University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA

2021 UPEI, Charlottetown, PEI, CANADA

2021 Brock University, St-Catharines, ON, CANADA

2020 San Francisco State, San Francisco, CA, USA

2020 University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

2020 Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA, USA

2019 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, USA

2018 Penumbra Foundation, New York City, NY, USA

2018 Sim, Reykjavik, ICELAND

2018 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, USA

2017 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, USA

2017 CSU East Bay, Hayward, CA, USA

2017 Banff Centre, Banff, AL, CANADA

2016 California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA, USA

2016 Mills College, Oakland, CA, USA

2015 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, USA


CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2021- PRESENT Founder and Director. LUMIERE NYC, an educational organization and curatorial online platform on historical photography and lumen printing practices, Brooklyn, NY

2018-2019 Co-Director. The Painting Salon, monthly curated talks, San Francisco, CA, USA


COLLECTIONS

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Penumbra Foundation

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Library and Archives

Facebook (Mural Commission, Sunnyvale)

Four Seasons Hotel

The Wing

Brookfield

Microsoft

Atelier Noua (Bodø)

Instagram Inc.

Private collections


PUBLICATIONS

2022 Broadside, in conversation with John Opera, edited and published by Melanie Flood Projects

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


BIBLIOGRAPHY

2023 KURLAT, Galina. "Luminous Visions: Rachelle Bussières". Lens Scratch, April 24, 2023

http://lenscratch.com/2023/04/luminous-visions-rachelle-bussieres/

2023 DESLOGES, Josianne. “Rachelle Bussières: minimal sublime”, Journal Le Soleil, April 8, 2023

https://www.lesoleil.com/2023/04/08/rachelle-bussieres-minimal-sublime-654414cb641cb8bf1e39ebbfd41339ed

2022 BARON, Jaimie.”Writing with Light”. Square Cylinder, March 27, 2022

https://www.squarecylinder.com/2022/03/writing-with-light-sf-state/

2021 UMANA, Kevin. “ Rachelle Bussieres visited by Kevin Umana”. The Coastal Post, April 20, 2023

https://thecoastalpost.com/studio-visits-posts/2021/4/20/rachelle-bussieres-visited-by-kevin-umaa

2021 ALBRO, Jonas. “On Colored Shadows at The Rubber Factory, NYC (Review)”. Arte Fuse, June 30, 2021

https://artefuse.com/2021/06/30/on-colored-shadows-at-the-rubber-factory-nyc-review/

2020 CHENG, Dewitt. “Rachelle Bussières”. East Bay Express, March 6, 2020.

https://m.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/rachelle-bussieres/Event?oid=29078012

2019 HAMADA, Jeff. “Artist Spotlight: Rachelle Bussieres”. BOOOOOOOM, October 4, 2019.

https://www.booooooom.com/2019/10/04/artist-spotlight-rachelle-bussieres/

2019 MCCAID, Cate. “Investing in Female Artists”. Elysian, Summer 2019.

https://readelysian.com/2019/07/01/investing-in-female-artists/

2018 SORIANO, Amyra. “Staff Pick Review of ‘Concrete Utopia”, East Bay Express, 09/01/2018.

https://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/first-friday-guide-august-edition/Content? oid=18616436

2018 COLLINS, Elly. “Rachelle Bussieres”, Ryall Contemporary, 05/27/2018.

https://www.ryallcontemporary.com/artist-focus/2018/5/27/rachelle-bussires

2018 LIEN, Tracey. “Likes, comments and sometimes sales - how Instagram is shaping the art world”. LA Times, March 5, 2018.

https://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-instagram-artists-20180305- story.html

2017 “To Do List: December”, Art Source Consulting, 11/30/201.

http://www.artsourceinc.com/tag/rachelle-bussieres/

2017 “Rachelle Bussieres”, SF Art Dealers Association, November 2017.

https://sfada.com/events/rachelle-bussieres/

2017 ROSCH, Brion. “Inside 1240 Minnesota Street”, 1240 Minnesota Street, 05/19/2017.

https://1240minnesotastreet.com/inside-1240-minnesota-street-f30834f5010b

2016 DEWITT, Cheng. “Lauren Marsolier, Rachelle Bussières”, Artillery, 09/06/2016.

https://artillerymag.com/lauren-marsolier-rachelle-bussieres/

2016 BEIL, Kim. “Critics Pick Review of Lauren Marsolier and Rachelle Bussières”, 07/17/2016.

https://www.artforum.com/picks/lauren-marsolier-and-rachelle-bussieres-62272

2015 “Edge Effect”, Juxtapoz, 05/13/2015.

https://www.juxtapoz.com/news/edge-effects-sfai-s-mfa-exhibition/

2015 “Edge Effect”, SF Art Enthusiast, 05/23/2015.

https://sfartenthusiast.com/2015/05/photo-feature-edge-effect-san-francisco-art- institute-2015-mfa-exhibition/