RACHELLE BUSSIÈRES
b.1986, Quebec City, Canada, works in San Francisco CA, USA
 
EDUCATION
2015          Master of Fine Arts – Concentration Photography, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2011          Bachelor of Arts (Honors), Major in Anthropology, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada
2010          study abroad semester – Amsterdam, Holland
 
DISTINCTIONS, GRANTS AND AWARDS
2018         (Currently) Nominee, SECA Award, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA   
    
2017         Residency Grant, Vermont Studio Center
                 Evelyn Wood Memorial Award, The Banff Centre

2016         Flash Forward Emerging Photographer 2016 : Selected Winner, Canada, The Magenta Foundation
                 Charter Resident Award, Minnesota Street Project

2015         Nominee, 2016 PDN's 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch, Photo District News
                 Fellowship Award, Headlands Center for the Arts
                 Honorable Mention, Snider Prize, Museum of Contemporary Photography

2014         Flora de Mayo Scholarship, 10,00 degrees Foundation

2010         Mention of Excellence, Social Studies Faculty, Laval University
                 Project Grant, Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation

2009         Scholarship for Excellence, Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation

2008         Scholarship for Excellence, Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation
 
SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2018         Concrete Utopia. Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA
                 Rachelle Bussières. Curated by Aaron Harbour of Et al. Gallery, Minnesota Street Projects Studios, San Francisco, CA

2016          Strata. Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015          Monument Mineral. Curated by James Reeder, Silver Projects Space Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
                  L’Histoire en Corps l’Histoire. Institut Universitaire de Réadaptation, Quebec City, QC,
                  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
2018          After Tomorrow. Curated by Candace Huey, re.riddle's founder and principal, Residence of the Consul General of France, San Francisco, CA 
                  Landscapes. Curated by Allie Haeusslein, Associate Director, Pier 24 Photography, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
                  Velvet Ropes. Curated by GIFC, R/SF Projects, San Francisco, CA

2017          Bloomfield, Bussières, Webb. Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                  Art Book Show. Bass and Reiner, San Francisco, CA
                  Young Collector’s Club. Inaugural Edition – R/SF Projects – San Francisco, CA
                  Beneath The Salt. Curated by Marianne Bjormyr, The Culture House, Stormen, Bodo, Norway
                  Beneath The Salt. Curated by Marianne Bjormyr, Kulturbaet galleri, Sandnessjoen, Norway
                  Micro-Salon. Galerie L’Inlassable, Paris, France
                  Insights. Curated by Alexander Montagne-Sparey, Artistic Director, PHOTOFAIRS, and Allie Haeusslein, Associate Director, Pier 24 Photography, Fort Mason, San Francisco

2016          Corte Madera's Centennial Art Exhibition. Corte Madera, CA
                  I Never Learned the Song I always Sing. Curated by Brion Nuda Rosh, Minnesota Street Project, Gallery 104, SF, CA
                  I’ll Tell You Later. Curated by Joanna Szupinska-Myers, Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin, CA
                  Fine Words Butter No Parsnips However Fine Parnips Can Butter Words. Curated by Alejandro Almanza-Pereda, Present Company, Brooklyn, NY

2015          Annual Art Exhibition. San José Institute of Contemporary Art, San José, CA
                  Women of Rock. Curated by Chris Hatherill (Super-Collider), Print House Gallery, London, UK
                  Edge Effect. Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

2014          Rock/Paper/Petroglyphs. ZSpace, San Francisco, CA
                  Pretty Raw. Curated by Linda Connor, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
                  Minumental. Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                  Generation. Something Spacious Gallery, Oakland, CA
                  MFA NOW. Root Division, Juror: Donna Napper; San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Francisco

2013          Paint It Black. Studio 110 Projects, Sausalito, CA
                  Republic. Curated by Tuan Mami, Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                  Marking Tracks. One Network for Conservation and the Arts (ONCA), Brighton, UK 
                  Isolated Land. Two-person show, curated by Laura Kudritzki, Little Raven Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012          Etre image. Curated by Hélène Pellissier, Tzara Gallery, Quebec City, Canada
                  Ellas. Espacio Joven, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
2018          SIM, Reykjavik, Iceland

2017          Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, USA
                  The Banff Centre, Banff, AB, Canada,

2015          Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin, CA, USA, July 2015 – July 2016
                  Silver Projects, Brooklyn, NY, USA
 

LECTURES
2018          (Upcoming) Penumbra Foundation, New York City, NY

2018          "Visual Translations" with professor John Priola, San Francisco Art Institute, San        Francisco

2017          Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
                  The Banff Centre, Banff, AL, Canada
                  “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
                  “Advanced Photography”, with Chris Fraser, Mills College, Oakland, CA

2015          "Visual Translations" with professor John Priola, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

PRESS
2018          The Center for Fine Art Photography, Exhibition Cover Catalog
                  Ryall Contemporary, Artist feature by Elly Collins

2017          Minnesota Street Projects, Artist feature by Brion Nuda Rosch
                  Beneath The Salt, Limited Photo Book, edited by Marianne Bjornmyr & Dan Mariner

2016          Artillery Mag, Review of Lauren Marsolier and Rachelle Bussières by Chen DeWitt
                  ArtForum, Critics Pick review of Lauren Marsolier and Rachelle Bussières by Kim Beil
                  Flash Forward 2016 Exhibition Catalog
                  Rabbit Rabbit, Big Bad Betty Press, Cover photo and artist feature

2015          Juxtapoz Magazine, “Edge Effect” San Francisco Art Institute, May
                  SF Art Enthusiast, Artist feature “Edge Effect” San Francisco Art Institute, May
                  News+Opnions, Artist feature for the Honorable Mention for the Snider Prize
                  MFA NOW 2015, Root Division
                  Artist’ Directory, Aesthetica Magazine

2014          Frankie Magazine, Artist feature
                  Unless You Will Magazine, Artist feature
                  The Daily Targum, Artist feature

2013          Seeance Magazin, Artist feature
                  Booooooom, Artist feature and interview
                  New Decade Gallery, Artist feature
                  Pas Un Autre Magazine, Artist feature

COLLECTIONS
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA 
Atelier Noua, Bodo, Norway
Many private collections in Canada, France and USA
 
 
 
 

 

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