Dana Buzzee (b. 1986) is a visual artist currently based on Treaty 7 land in Southern Alberta. Rooted in queer hauntology and materialism, Buzzee’s interdisciplinary practice engages an exploration of consumer fetishism tied to extractive capitalist economies, serving as a narrative medium for deep-time storytelling and speculative futurity.


Buzzee’s recent exhibitions span solo and group shows at: Orchid Contemporary in Hamilton (2023), HOT*BED in Philadelphia (2022), Ditch Contemporary in Springfield (2022), and Eugene Contemporary (2021). Previous exhibitions encompass The Plumb in Toronto (2021), Xpace in Toronto (2020), Harcourt House in Edmonton (2019), and Stride Gallery in Calgary (2018). Buzzee’s artistic endeavours have been recognized and supported through grants from the Calgary Arts Development Authority, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Canada Council for the Arts. In addition to their exhibition history, Buzzee has participated in noteworthy residencies, including those at the Banff Centre (2021), the Icelandic Textile Center in Blonduos (2019), and Artscape Gibraltar Point (2016). Buzzee holds a BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design (now the Alberta University of the Arts) in Calgary (2012) and an MFA from the University of Oregon in Eugene (2022).