Acme Studios — Rosika Desnoyers

Supporting Artists since 1972

Rosika Desnoyers

Canada Council Residency

Since the 1990s, Rosika Desnoyers has developed a form of research-creation based on the study and collecting of needlepoint as a means to explore the social function of art. She has focused on the history, practice and cultural status of Berlin Work, popularly called needlepoint in America, addressing issues regarding copying, the automation of image production and the viability of distinctions between intellectual and technical knowledge.

Rosika is co-author, with David Tomas and Marc James Léger, of Millet Matrix: Contemporary Art, Collaboration, Curatorial Praxis (On Curating, 2015), and author of Pictorial Embroidery in England: A Critical History of Needlepainting and Berlin Work (Bloomsbury, 2019). She holds a doctoral degree from Concordia University and completed a post-doctorate at the Université du Québec à Montréal.

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.