Roseline Delisle

1952 - 2003 Born Rimouski, Quebec, Canada

“My work operates on the vertical because I think of the pieces as people. When I throw I often feel that I’m allowing a form to materialise, rather than forcing one into existence. Even though every piece begins with a highly precise drawing, I find it easy to let go of preconceived ideas and just throw.”

Delisle’s elegant, slender forms in porcelain and earthenware reference the body, but her influences include the Suprematist drawings of Malevich, Constructivist theatre and ballet designs of Oskar Schlemmer and the line drawings of Picasso.

Working in a restricted palette of black, white and cobalt, the finely turned and stacked totemic forms are simultaneously mechanical yet surprisingly fluid.

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1969-1973       Institute of Applied Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Roseline Delisle  has work in the following selected public collections:

Arizona State University Museum, Tempe, Arizona, USA
Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Cincinnati Museum of Arts, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York, USA
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York, USA
Paul Getty Center for the History of Art and Humanities, Los Angeles, USA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey, USA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec, Canada
Musée des Beaux Arts, Montreal, Canada
Musée du Québec, Québec, Canada
Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum, Seto, Aichi, Japan
Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan

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