Bianca Beetson is a Gubbi Gubbi/Kabi Kabi (Sunshine Coast) Waradjuri (NSW) woman, born in Roma, Queensland.
As a visual artist, Bianca works in a broad range of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography and public art. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts (Honours) from the Queensland University of Technology and is currently a Doctorate Candidate at Griffith University's Queensland College of Art.
As a member of the Campfire Group—an Aboriginal artists' collective—she has had the opportunity to be involved in many projects based on cultural collaboration, including All Stock Must Go, which was included in the 2nd Asia Pacific Triennial at the Queensland Art Gallery in 1996-97. She held her first solo exhibition in Melbourne in 2007 at the Australian Dreaming Art Gallery.
Bianca has won a number of accolades for her work, including the People's Choice Award in the 2008 Wilson HTM National Art Prize and the Moreton Bay Regional Council's 15 Artists award in 2011.
Bianca has work in public and private collections around Australia and overseas, including Art Bank, QPAT, Redcliffe Art Gallery and Queensland Art Gallery. She has undertaken public art commissions for Charlish Park in Redcliffe, the Nambour Coles redevelopment, Coolum boardwalk, Coolum Tavern, Sunshine Coast University and the Mt Coot-tha Botanical gardens.
In 2014, Bianca undertook a six-week artist in residency in Alberta, Canada and in 2015 she undertook a one-month artist in residency at the Kluge Ruhe Museum in Virginia, USA.
When Bianca is not creating artwork, she is a mother to her two boys, a native title applicant for the Kabi Kabi claim, and works as a lecturer in Contemporary Indigenous Australian Art at the Queensland College of Art.