Anouk Desloges, daughter of garment manufacturers, was born in Victoriaville QC, in 1980. She has recieved a BFA from Université Laval (Quebec City) and a Diploma in Sculpture from Maison des Métiers d'Art de Québec where her work was awarded first honors. Since then, she has been awarded a number of prizes and fellowships including a research grant for emerging artists (Quebec Art Council) and the Helen Frances Gregor Scholarship (Craft Ontario). She has exhibited in Canada, France and Guatemala and her work can be found in various public and private collections across Canada. She now lives in Toronto where she has been selected to participate in the Harbourfront Centre's artist-in-residence program.
Highly crafted and distinctly mysterious, Anouk Desloges' embroidery practice explores the representation of abstract concepts; she attempts to illustrate what doesn't exist in a physical form. The interpretations become intimate and filled with imagination, at once vulnerable, fragile and precious.
The embroidery is removed from its traditional support to adorn plastic and metal. Being trained as a sculptor, Anouk juxtaposes the materials and techniques to create an illusion of depth and to reconsider the definition of two and three-dimensional compositions. The pieces present symbolic allegories and literary allusions according to developed themes in collaboration with participants or from autobiographical inspirations.