Diana Thorneycroft

Diana Thorneycroft

Diana Thorneycroft b. 1956

 

Diana Thorneycroft is an artist based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She has exhibited internationally, and her work can be found in noteworthy public collections such as the National Gallery of Canada, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the Royal Bank of Canada, the Bank of Montreal, and TD Bank. Thorneycroft has won numerous awards, including an Assistance to Visual Arts Long-term Grant from the Canada Council, several Senior Arts Grants from the Manitoba Arts Council and a Fleck Fellowship from the Banff Centre for the Arts. Thorneycroft's photography was featured in the 2002 Phaidon Press publication, Blink, which presented the work of 100 rising stars in photography.

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Barnabus Arnasungaaq

Barnabus Arnasungaaq

1924 - 
Baker Lake, Nunavut Territory
Barnabus Arnasungaaq is the oldest living artist from the Baker Lake originals.  Since his first exhibition at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in 1964 he has been collected internationally.  His style has become iconic for the region and his influence is seen in the work of emerging artists.

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Leonard Butt

Leonard Butt

Victoria based artist Leonard Butt is a graduate of ACAD. Over the last few decades he has developed an iconic style or raku fired sculptures that playfully deal with the relationship of people or objects. Butt finds influence through both other ceramic artists and his students. Another influence in his work is historic and fictional characters found in literature.

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Judy Blake

Judy Blake

Judy Blake has been working with clay since the mid 1970's when she attended the New Brunswick Craft School (now the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design).

Although she has worked primarily as a functional potter since graduating, for the past ten years Judy has been pursuing her longtime passion for smoke-fired pottery. Her works include sawdust-firing, pit-firing, raku and saggar-firing.

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Samantha Dickie

Samantha Dickie

Samantha Dickie is a contemporary ceramic artist living and working in Victoria, BC.  Her work has been exhibited across Western Canada in public galleries in Alberta, Yukon and British Columbia, as well as being represented by the Jonathon Bancroft Snell Gallery in London, Ontario.

Samantha majored in ceramics at the Kootenay School of the Arts in Nelson B.C. While trained as a functional potter, she soon became absorbed in abstract sculptural work and public installation. After receiving her diploma in ceramics, she has attended residencies at the Banff Centre and the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture. She has been awarded project grants from Canada Council, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Yukon Arts Fund.

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Johnny Inukpuk

Johnny Inukpuk

B. 1911 - 2007
Inoucdjouac, Québec

Johnny Inukpuk began carving in the early 1950's and his sculptures reflected both the austere and loving realities of life. 

His work received recognition as part of an exhibition of Inuit art known as The Coronation Exhibition held at Gimpel Fils in London, England in 1953. 

In 1978, Inukpuk was made a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Fine Arts. A prolific artist, he was still carving well into his later years. 

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Toona Iqalik (Iquliq)

Toona Iqalik (Iquliq)

1935-2015
Baker Lake, Nunavut Territory

Toona Iqalik was born in 1935 near Baker Lake, where he lived and worked for most of his career.  With over 40 years of experience carving, he is most recognized for his rounded abstract carvings of people.  However, figures such as muskox, birds and bears were also characteristic. His children, Johnny, Louie and Camill are also well known carvers.  Since the 1960s, Toona has had numerous exhibitions across North America and the United States as well as in Europe and England.

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Kakee Ningeosiaq

Kakee Ningeosiaq

 

Originally from Iqaluit, Kakee moved to Cape Dorset in 1993. He began carving at the age of 16 and although he is self-taught, he also learned by watching other carvers, which included His father, Ningeosiak Peter, and his mother, Parnee Peter. Kakee’s grandfather, the late Jamasie Teevee was a well-known graphic artist.

He is also known as Ningeeochiak, Peter

Exhibitions
1991   Inuit Music in Art: Singing & Dancing & Playing, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
1995   Miniaturen, Inuit Galerie, Mannheim, Germany, (brochure)
1997   Stone & Bone, The Inuit Master Carvers of the Canadian Arctic, The North West Company, Sun Valley Center for the Arts &          Humanities Ketchum, ID
2010   Arctic Wind III: An Expression of Survival, Coastal Peoples Gallery, Vancouver, BC, (illustrated brochure)
2012   Small Treasures, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC

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Nuna Parr

Nuna Parr

Nuna was born near Cape Dorset and lived with his adoptive parents the graphic artists Parr and Eleeshushe. The family moved to Cape Dorset in 1960, after Parr was injured in an accident, and the young Nuna started carving while he was still in school. His interest in hunting and his regard for the animal life of the Arctic are directly reflected in his work. His rounded forms have great movement and a natural flow with the grain of the stone, as if both were made for each other. He has been carving for forty years, and his work continues to be shown nationally and internationally.

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Pavinak Petalaussie

Pavinak Petalaussie

B. 1961

Pavinaq’s father, the late Aggeak Petaulassie (1983), was also a carver. His mother, Timangiak, and brothers Qatsiya and Etidlui are artists in Cape Dorset.

“My father used to tell me about carving…I like carving in stone because it is easier to work with.” Pavinaq began carving in the early 1970’s and prefers groupings of birds or walrus, “They are beautiful animals, that’s why.” From an interview with the Inuit Art Section, November, 1994.

Since 1984 the artist’s work has been shown in Vancouver, Toronto, Banff, and San Francisco.

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Napachie Pootoogook

Napachie Pootoogook

1938-2002

Baffin Island, Nunavut Territory

Napachie Pootoogook was known both for her prints and, later in her career, for her original drawings.  Napachie is known for documenting ancestral stories of camp life and legend.  Since the 1960s her work has been a highlight of the Cape Dorset Print Collection.  Her work was shaped by her experience as the last of a generation to live 'on the land' in a traditional way.

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Palaya Qiatsuq

Palaya Qiatsuq

B. 1965
Cape Dorset

Palaya learned how to carve the traditional way - by watching his father. He carved his first two pieces at the age of 12, a bird and a bear. For the past 20 years Palaya has been carving and keeping traditioal stories alive through his work. Stories of transformation and shmanism from his childhood are among Palaya's favourite themes. 

Although Palaya views himself as an artist above all else, he is also a "traditionalist with a mission." 

"I also see my mission as edicating and teaching others about my culture. Any opportunity I have to travel and give demonstrations and workshops helps contribute to others' apreciation of our art forms." - Palaya Qiatsuq

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Toonoo Sharky RCA

Toonoo Sharky RCA

Toonoo’s parents, Josephee Sharky and Ragee Killiktee, were both carvers, though he credits his grandfather Kuppapik Ragee and his uncle Shorty Killiktee as influences. Toonoo started carving at age ten, began to get serious at thirteen and first exhibited when he was just seventeen. He is regarded as one of the most exciting young carvers to emerge in the Arctic. His themes include dramatic treatments of wildlife, particularly birds, and transformational works that are both powerful and humorous. Recent sculptures feature inlays of different coloured stone and ivory for eyes and other details. 

 

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Kudluajuk Ashoona

Kudluajuk Ashoona

1958-

Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory

Kudluajuk Ashoona's biological parents were the well-known carvers, Kabubuwa and Tayara Tunnillie. She was adopted by the family of the notable graphic artist, Simeonie Quppapik. Kudluajuk did not seriously begin to make art until 2011. In a rare reversal of influence, she was inspired to draw by her daughter, Nicotye Samayualie.  Kudluajuk’s works are very narrative and literal. Her drawings often depict scenes of contemporary family life. Family outings, domestic gatherings and leisure activities are some of her favourite subjects.

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Shuvinai Ashoona

Shuvinai Ashoona

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.

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Qavavau Manumie

Qavavau Manumie

Qavavau Manumie
B. 1958
Cape Dorset

Qavavau Manumie is a well established artist based in Cape Dorset Nunavut. His work can be found in collections around the world including the National gallery of Canada, Museum of Civilization and The McMichael Collection of Canadian Art. His signature style of adding a sense of whimsy and humor to Inuit narratives has separated his work from many other Inuit artists. Qavavau is also a master print-maker.

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Annie Pootoogook

Annie Pootoogook

Annie Pootoogook was born in 1969 in Cape Dorset, Nunavut. She came from a long line of artists and began drawing in 1997. Annie’s drawings reflected her way of life as a contemporary female artist living and working in Canada’s far north. Ranging in expression from the apparently mundane and everyday to the personal and brutally intimate, Annie’s work is well known for her innovative and honest style. Her untimely passing in 2016 was a huge loss to the community of Cape Dorset and the new wave of contemporary Inuit art.
 
 

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Frances Baskerville

Frances Baskerville

Frances Baskerville is a graduate of Victoria College of Art, of English Language and Literature at the University of Toronto and has a Masters degree from the University of Western Ontario. Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo and juried shows. In 2004 the City of Victoria commissioned her to paint a 10 foot square mural as part of a city beautification project. She is a recent recipient of the Herbert Siebner Practicing Artist Award.

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Ningiukulu Teevee

Ningiukulu Teevee

Ningeokuluk Teevee
B. 1963
Cape Dorset

Since her first prints appeared in the collection in 2004, Ningeokuluk has been one of Kinngait studio’s most celebrated artists. She has a comprehensive knowledge of Inuit legends and a fine sense of design and composition. These elements have made many of her prints highly sought after by collectors. Ningeokuluk has had numerous solo shows of her bold and resplendent drawings and some of her work has been featured in exhibitions in major public galleries and museums.

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Nicholas Bott

Nicholas Bott

Nicholas Bott studied art at the University of British Columbia and holds a diploma from the Chicago School of Art. Inspired by the loose style of Vincent Van Gogh and the Canadian Group of Seven, and blending his traditional European values with contemporary developments of the new world, his paintings have evolved continuously into the impressionistic style of his current work.

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Rick Bond

Rick Bond

Rick Bond is an established western Canadian artist. He currently lives and paints full time near Vernon, B.C. He was born in Victoria, B.C. and grew up in the Gulf Islands off the west coast near Vancouver. Rick started his painting career in 1980. Formally trained through the Emily Carr Outreach program, Okanagan University College, Pearson College Summer School, Victoria , Federation of Canadian Artists and other professional artists' workshops. 

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Tamara Bond

Tamara Bond

Tamara Bond graduated from Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design in 2001. Her contemporary figurative drawings and books have been exhibited across Canada. Her drawing process involves creating imaginary characters and narratives, which are often based on real events and experiences: “The myriad of characters I create in my drawings live within a fantasy world. Examining girlhood and sisterhood, rituals and celebrations, and our relationship with nature and each other are some of the ideas I thought about while creating Loveland.” Bond has received a Canada Council Grant, a Saskatchewan Arts Board Grant and is a collective member of Jackpine Press. She currently resides in Victoria, B.C. 

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Jeanne Campbell

Jeanne Campbell

Victoria artist Jeanne Campbell is a graduate of the Victoria College of Art. Her inspiration is rooted in the sense of mood and movement created in music. Her works have been exhibited in both public and private galleries throughout B.C. including the AGGV, Maltwood Gallery and Sidney Fine Arts Show. Campbell is also an accomplished musician and holds a fellowship from Trinity College (London, UK)

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Rick Cepella

Rick Cepella

Rick is a painter, art instructor and cartoonist/illustrator living in Powell River, British Columbia.  His paintings are expressive reactions to the wild landscape as well as the human form. Decades of outdoor activities, twelve years of work as a biological surveyor and countless hours of field drawing and painting in the rugged backcountry of western Canada continue to shape his work. He actively shows, teaches and lectures at public art institutions across British Columbia. 

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Megan Dietrich

Megan Dietrich

Megan Dietrich is a multimedia artist interested in popular culture, colours and textures, and their relationship to our visual experience. She uses acrylic paint, pencil, ink, charcoal and other media to produce emotional and introspective markmaking  that carries the eye. After a brief stint in studio art training, Megan finished her degree at the University of Victoria in 2012 and worked in a number of creative industries including film/television, art education and graphic design. 

 

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Graham Forsythe

Graham Forsythe

Graham Forsythe was born in Ireland and immigrated to Canada where he earned citizenship in 1970. After attaining a BA degree from the University of Guelph he began to write short stories and psychological thrillers. This self-taught artist credits his optical operation and his travels as his most valuable artistic influences. Forsythe does not categorize his paintings but instead finds that, "painting can be like meditation... without the prejudices of historical reference or anticipation of its outcome."

 

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Hashim Hannoon

Hashim Hannoon

Already a respected artist in the middle east, Hashim Hannoon immigrated to Canada in 2009. Born in Basrah, Iraq 1957, Hanoon graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts-Baghdad in 1979. He received his Bachelor of Sculpture at the College of Fine Arts-Baghdad in 1999 and is a Member of Iraqi Artistic Forming Assembly and the Babylon Assembly of French Arts.

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Kapil Harnal

Kapil Harnal

Kapil Harnal started his career in Montreal and now calls Toronto home. His current work is focused on the idea of winter as part of the Canadian identity. Through his series of figurative charcoal and oil paintings, Harnal captures the subtle elements that bring joy in a harsh environment. Over the last decade Harnal has exhibted throughout eastern Canada.

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Linda Jones

Linda Jones

Linda is a professional artist, art teacher, business woman, and community volunteer. With over 20 years of teaching art, she has inspired children and adult artists to express themselves with various media. In addition to sharing her love of art with her students, Linda contributes to community projects within the schools, the arts, and festivals with her artistic abilities and her sincere desire to understand and connect with her community.

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Toni Onley

Toni Onley

Onley is one of British Colombia's most iconic painters. His paintings are part of many institutions' permenant collections, such as the Tate (UK), Victoria and Albert Museum (UK), Museum of Modern Art (NYC), National Gallery Of Canada, Vancouver Art Gallery, and many others. He was an elected member of the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts, and in 1999 was elected to be a member of the Order of Canada.

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Luke Ramsey

Luke Ramsey

Luke Ramsey is recognized internationally for his art and design work. This Pender Island artist has been featured in exhibitions from L.A. to Berlin. Luke describes his work as, "Organized chaos- a play with paradoxical themes. The content is influenced by a beautifully strange cosmos of organisms and comedy. The approach needs to feel fluid and not forced." Luke's ink on paper works inspire awe from anyone that sees them. They are finely rendered and visually engaging. The amount of detail and work in each piece will draw the viewer in to find an entire imaginary world in each of his creations.

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Nancy Ruhl

Nancy Ruhl

Pender Island Artist Nancy Ruhl explores the little details of life that many people overlook, and through the process of painting these scenes, she makes the viewer aware of all the intimate places that make our city and region unique. Her vibrant pallet, in combination with a playful sense of composition, create inviting spaces that are unmistakably Victorian. She has been painting for over two decades, with works exhibited internationally.

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Harry Stanbridge R.C.A.

Harry Stanbridge R.C.A.

B. 1943 Quesnel B.C.

Harry Stanbridge studied painting with Don Jarvis and Takao Tanabe at the Vancouver School of Art (now the Emily Carr College of Art + Design) from 1963 to 1968. After moving to Victoria, he taught art at Spectrum High School from 1978 to 2003 while maintaining a regular studio practice and exhibiting regularly throughout British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario.

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Ernestine Tahedl

Ernestine Tahedl

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.

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Wendy Wacko

Wendy Wacko

Wendy Wacko was born in Toronto in 1951, and after graduating from high school, she studied art at the Central Technical Art School and the New School of Art (1969 to 1972).

In 1972 Wendy traveled to Western Canada on a painting expedition and settled in Jasper, B.C. She has had seven one-person shows of her paintings since 1977. Wendy's painting has taken her around the world, and her most recent work has focused on Haida Gwaii and the Canadian West Coast.

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Morgana Wallace

Morgana Wallace

Morgana Wallace is a Victoria based artist. Her mixed media compositions are created through a fine treatment of collage working the paper to create multiple layers and various textures. Additionally the she will apply gauche to many of her works to add detail. Each piece bring together refrences of various mythologies with fantastical and dream like elements, creating engaging and complex works of art.

Morgana Wallace's work was the subject of book 'Ambrus' published by Anteism Publishing in 2012.

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Corrinne Wolcoski

Corrinne Wolcoski

"Inspired by the West Coast and its many incredible cloud formations, my paintings are a direct response to the silent beauty of light penetrating the darkness which brings a sense of calmness to all it envelops. Traveling along the coast has provided an endless source of material from which I am creating a new West Coast Landscape series for future shows."

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Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas

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.

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Sean Yelland

Sean Yelland

Sean Yelland is a Toronto based painter whose work plays with a sense of mystery in everyday urban settings. His work has a power to it that plays with a sense of voyeurism and intrigue. By confronting the viewer with scenes that should be full of action but are shown in a state of stillness, he is removing the comfort of the expected, and questioning our relationship to our environment.

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