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Roseline Delisle

Biography to Display: 

1952Born Rimouski, Quebec, Canada

2003Died Santa Monica, California

EDUCATION

1969-1973Diplome D’etude Professionnelle, Institute of the Applied Arts (College du Vieux Montreal), Montreal, Canada

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1978Studio, Venice, California

1985Commission, J. Paul Getty Center for the Arts and Humanities, Santa Monica, California

 

Roseline Delisle’s work is characterized by symmetrical, vertical porcelain shapes with an emphasis on their profiles. These are typically decorated with one color ground, either black or International Kline Blue (developed by artist, Yves Kline) slip applied by hand, with contrasting black or white horizontal glazed stripes. The surface patterning complements the form creating a highly geometrical finished work.

In 1987 Delisle was awarded the Purchase Prize at the 27th Ceramic National; an annual exhibition at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY. The winning vessel, Triptyque 6 was described as “…Porcelain jar in three sections, including top. Triangular shapes are stacked upon each other‒the conical bottom is topped by a tapering cylinder with a flat shoulder, which is then topped by a triangular lid with a tiny triangular finial.” (Perry, American Ceramics the Collection of Everson Museum of Art,1989, p. 232-33)

Her later works concentrated less on profile and more on the essence of volumetric forms. In 1985, she received a commission to decorate the entrance at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. After this commission, she began to stack multiple pieces, thus, creating larger works. A metal rod stabilizes these assemblages. Later in her career she began to use earthenware to make these large composed pieces.

In her undergraduate studies, Delisle focused on ceramic industrial production. After immigrating to the United States in 1978, she established her first studio in Venice, California before moving it to Santa Monica, California where she worked until her death in 2003.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Aichi Prefectural Ceramic  Museum, Seto, Japan

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona

Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Québec, Canada

Cincinnati Museum of Arts, Cincinnati, Ohio

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York

Getty Center for the History of Art and Humanities, Brentwood, California

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, California

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Montréal, Canada

Musée des Beaux Arts, Montréal, Canada

Musée du Québec, Québec, Canada

Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California

Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, New York

Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Clark, Garth. American Ceramics, 1876 to the Present. New York, NY: Abbeville Press, 1987.

Clothier, Peter. "Roseline Delisle at the Wheel." Angeles, August 1990.

Del Vecchio, Mark. Postmodern Ceramics. New York, NY: Thames & Hudson Inc., 2001.

Hida, Toyojiro. "Roseline's Pots-- Just Like Dignified Living Creatures." The Urbest 6 (Spring 1991).

Hopper, Robin. The Ceramic Spectrum: A Simplified Approach to Glaze & Color Development. Radnor, PA: Chilton Book Co, 1984.

Hugo, Joan. "Attractive Opposites: Roseline Delisle Finds Strength in Fragility." Elle Decor, September 1990.

Kazuno, Koike. "Roseline Delisle" Creation International 6 (1990).

Levin, Elaine. The History of American Ceramics, 1607 to the Present: From Pipkins and Bean Pots to Contemporary Forms. New York: H.N. Abrams, 1988.

Lynn, Martha Drexler. Clay Today Contemporary Ceramists and Their Work A Catalogue of the Howard and Gwen Laurie Smits Collection at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 1990.

Margetts, Martina. International Crafts. New York, N.Y: Thames and Hudson, 1991.

Marks, Ben. "Roseline Delisle: Precise Porcelain." American Craft, June/July 1991.

Mathieu, Paul. "Profile: Roseline Delisle." Contact Magazine 88 (Spring 1992).

McKenna, Kristine. "Feats of Clay." Los Angeles Times, December 17, 1985.

Miller, R. Craig. Modern Design in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1890-1990. New York: The Museum, 1990.

"Ms. Roseline Delisle is a Contemporary Ceramist." Nikkei Art, July 1991.

Perry, Barbara, ed. American Ceramics The Collection of the Everson Museum of Art. New York, NY: Rizzoli, 1989.

"Roseline Delisle." Axis 41 (Autumn 1991). 

Smith, Paul J., and Edward Lucie-Smith. Craft Today: Poetry of the Physical. New York, NY: American Craft Museum in association with Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1986.

Smith, Penny. “Rosaline Delisle, Like a Dancer.” Ceramics: Art and Perception 22 (2001).

 

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Frank Lloyd Gallery

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Frank Lloyd Gallery, Elaine Levin Archive, University of Southern California

 

Typical Marks
Bowl
Form: Bowl
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Courtesy Frank Lloyd Gallery
Photo: Gabrielle Seri
Courtesy Frank Lloyd Gallery
Photo: Gabrielle Seri
Série Pneumatique 38
Date: 1987
Form: Covered Jar
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio, 1988, 1988.375ab
Photo: TMP
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio, 1988, 1988.375ab
Photo: TMP
Untitled Vessel
Date: 2002
Form: Vase
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Courtesy Frank Lloyd Gallery
Photo: Gabrielle Seri
Courtesy Frank Lloyd Gallery
Group of Vessel Forms
Form: Bottle
Method: Thrown
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archives, University of Southern California
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archives, University of Southern California
Vessel
Form: Vessel
Method: Thrown
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archives, University of Southern California
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archives, University of Southern California
Blue Vessel
Form: Vessel
Method: Thrown
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archives, University of Southern California
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archives, University of Southern California

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