Renee Billingslea is a visual artist whose art practice is a “call for action”. Her artwork addresses deep issues of race, racial violence, trauma, and white privilege. Billingslea’s process most often begins with historic photographs or hidden stories that direct her toward research, which she uses to inform the construction of objects and non-traditional photographs. Billingslea earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Southern Oregon State University and a Masters of Fine Art from San Jose State University. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Art and Art History at Santa Clara University, where she teaches photography.