Rolande (Wassay) Souliere was born in Toronto, Ontario and is Anishinaabe and member of Michipicoten First Nation. Souliere became a contemporary artist when she migrated to Australia in the late nineties. Prior to this her artistic knowledge was grounded in her First Nation heritage.  She pursued her artistic endeavours and engaged in the arts community by becoming art school trained at Sydney College of the Arts (SCA), University of Sydney. Souliere was the director of the student run gallery Newspace from 2001-2003 and a committee member of ARTPORT (a joint initiative of Sydney's artist-run spaces and the Museums and Galleries Foundation of NSW) in 2003-04 . 

Souliere lives and works between her home country Canada and Sydney, Australia.