Shuvinai Ashoona was born in 1961 in Cape Dorset, NU. Her imaginative and evocative drawings take a personal look at complex realities of contemporary Inuit life , histories of traditional spirituality versus organized religion and the influence of North American culture on a population that has experienced a dramatic change of lifestyle and culture in a single generation.
Ernestine Tahedl R.C.A. O.S.A
Ernestine Tahedl was born and educated in Austria and received a Master's Degree in graphic art from the Vienna Academy of Applied Arts. Following graduation in 1961, she collaborated with her father, Professor Heinrich Tahedl, in the design and execution of stained glass commissions until she immigrated to Canada in 1963. Her work is represented in public, corporate and private collections and galleries in Canada, United States, France, Switzerland, Austria, and Japan.
Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas was born in 1954 in Masset, Haida Gwaii. A descendant of iconic artists Isabella Edenshaw, Charles Edenshaw and Delores Churchill, Yahgulanaas' early training was under the exceptional creators and master carvers of Haida Gwaii. His work is collected internationally, including The British Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Seattle Art Museum and Vancouver Art Gallery. Large sculptural works by Yahgulanaas are part of the public art collection of the Vancouver International Airport, City of Vancouver, City of Kamloops and University of British Columbia. His publications include national bestsellers Flight of the Hummingbird, RED: a Haida Manga and the upcoming War of the Blink.