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


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

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


2023   Future Focus, Parallel London, London

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

2023   ContextualiseDer Greif, Munich

2023   Accrochage Collectif for the conference "Jean-Marc Levy-Leblond : Art et sciences : quels rapports ?", Galerie provisoire de la Villa-Arson, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts à la Villa Arson, Nice

2022   ArtMarket, with Johansson Projects, San Francisco

2022   High Plains with Blaise Rosenthal and Andy Vogt. Johansson Projects, Oakland

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

2021   Untitled ArtFair, with Johansson Projects, Miami

2021   ArtMarket, with Johansson Projects, San Francisco

2021   On Colored Shadows (Three-Person exhibition). Rubber Factory, New York City

2021   Silver Art Group Exhibition. Silver Art Projects at 4 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

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


2023   Urban Glass Scholarship Award, Urban Glass

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


2022   UPEI, Charlottetown, PEI

2022   University of Central Florida, Orlando

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 

Penumbra Foundation

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Library and Archives

Facebook (Mural Commission, Sunnyvale)

Four Seasons Hotel 



Atelier Noua (Bodø) 

Instagram Inc.

Private collections


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


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

2023 DESLOGES, JOSIANNE. "Minimal Sublime", Arts Visuels in Le Soleil, 8 avril, 2023

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

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

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.      oid=18616436

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.       story.html

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.      institute-2015-mfa-exhibition/