Billie Rae Busby is an award-winning contemporary visual artist who creates abstract paintings of the Canadian landscape. She uses a precise hard-edge technique and colour theory to reinvent her surroundings. Her paintings evoke wonder and possibility by depicting mood, memory, movement, connection and time.
Billie Rae was born and raised in Yorkton, Saskatchewan and educated at the University of Saskatchewan (B.A. Studio Art ’98). Based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada since 1999, she is inspired by both the complexity of urban architecture and the vast rural landscape. She strives to interpret ordinary places in a fresh, new context.
Since 2007, her abstract works have been exhibited across Canada and have been acquired by several collections including the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
Her works are part of the prestigious art collection in Canada House in London, England. Two of her original works were designed into custom, hand-tufted carpets for the Laurier Room and Alberta Room in Canada House.
In 2021, she completed a public mural project with BUMP (Beltline Urban Mural Projects) in Calgary and an artist residency at the renowned Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
Bluerock Gallery Inc. acknowledges the land in which it is is situated on as the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.