Acme Studios — Enzo Lord Mariano

Supporting Artists since 1972

Enzo Lord Mariano

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) Residency

Born in Montreal, Enzo Lord Mariano is both a musician and an illustrator. Passionate about the mandolin since adolescence, he has demonstrated that it has a significant role in the realm of improvised music. Enzo has contributed to the recording of several albums and has performed live throughout Quebec. Beyond his musical endeavours, Enzo works as an illustrator for picture books and comics. He has published around fifteen books in collaboration with renowned publishers such as D'eux, Fonfon, La courte échelle, and Glénat. Enzo has received two nominations for the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award and was a finalist in the 2022 Governor General's Literary Awards in the Youth Literature - Illustrated Books category. Enzo will spend his time in London working on the research and writing of a new project.

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ)

In 2008-2009, in partnership with Québec's Ministry of Culture and Communications and the Ministry of International Relations and the Francophonie, and on the recommendation of Arts Council England, Conseil des arts et des lettres (CALQ) approached Acme to establish the Québec Studio in London, thereby expanding the network of residencies offered abroad to Québec artists and writers. The residency provides two six month long residencies per year in Bow, E3 for artists who have at least 10 years' experience of professional practice. Applications and selection are undertaken directly by CALQ.

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