Since 2014, Anne Billy has brought to her ongoing investigation of fibres and textiles an interest in the integration of varied materials, heritage artefacts and revisited handwork techniques. These explorations allow her to enrich her painting practice with needlework and gleaned objects, assembled in installations. The holder of a BFA from Concordia University (Montreal), she spent several years in Italy, where she worked in the print workshop Grafica Uno and learned fresco techniques.

Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in North America and Europe, and is held in numerous public and private collections in Canada and abroad, including those of the Canada Council Art Bank, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec Loan Collection, the Lavalin Collection of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery, Cirque du Soleil, and Air Canada.