Delisle was born in 1952 in Rimouski, Quebec, and attended the Institute of Applied Arts in Montreal, Quebec, in 1969. After graduating in 1973, Delisle worked as an apprentice under Enid LeGros until 1977. In 1978, she moved south and started her first solo studio in Venice, California. Delisle resided and maintained a studio practice in Santa Monica, California, with her husband, painter Bruce Cohen, and their daughter.
Delisle was known in the ceramics community for her large-scale vessel forms, wheel thrown in sections and banded with colored slips. Her older works were constructed from porcelain thrown sections fused together in the kiln, however her more contemporary works are created from earthenware, and threaded on a metal rod, secured to a weighted base for stability.
Smith, Penny, "Rosaline Delisle, Like A Dancer" Ceramics: Art and Perception, no. 22, 2001, pp 26–32