Dana Buzzee’s installations function as sites of resistance and pleasure. Buzzee’s sculpture-centered practice is an overt autobiographical exploration of queer-femme identity, married with a deep longing to create contemporary visions of post-minimalist sculpture-as-meditation around deviance and desire. Buzzee’s installations function as rituals, transforming spaces for empowered moments of dominance and submission, active and informed consent culture, and a profound understanding of power and control.
Since graduating in 2012 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Alberta College of Art and Design, Buzzee has maintained a dedicated studio-based practice and sibling-practice of feminist community organizing through arts administration and curatorial work. Buzzee’s work has been exhibited extensively within Calgary and Canada, as well as been included in several international exhibitions (Finland, Germany, Iceland, and the USA). Buzzee recent solo exhibitions include such venues as LEFT Contemporary (Windsor), The Lily Project Space, and Stride Gallery (Calgary). They have also participated in residency programs at the Icelandic Textile Center and NES Artist Residency (Iceland), Arteles Creative Center (Finland), Artscape Gibraltar Point, and the Roundtable Residency (Toronto), as well as Contemporary Calgary, and the Calgary Allied Arts Foundation. This Fall Buzzee will begin studies towards a Master of Fine Arts at The University of Oregon.