Acme Studios — Rosika Desnoyers

Supporting Artists since 1972


Rosika Desnoyers

Canada Council Residency
2015

Since the 1990s, Rosika Desnoyers has developed an interdisciplinary art practice based on the study and collecting of needlepoint as a means to explore the social function of art. Her work has been shown in various institutions in Canada and the United Kingdom. She holds a doctoral degree from Concordia University and completed a post-doctorate at the Université du Québec à Montréal.

Rosika is the co-author, with David Tomas and Marc James Léger, of Millet Matrix: Contemporary Art, Collaboration, Curatorial Praxis, and author of the forthcoming volume A Genealogy of Berlin Work: The Industrialization of Needlepainting in Nineteenth-Century England.

Canada Council Residency

The Canada Council for the Arts partnered with Acme between 20012 – 2016 to provide residencies that were located at Bow Quarter in E3. Application and selection was undertaken directly by the Canada Council for the Arts.