Mayoreak Ashoona RCA

B. 1946

Born in Baffin Island to the acclaimed graphic artist Sheouak Parr, Mayoreak was one of the only women to participate in the early drawing projects of 1950s, and started drawing and carving in 1963.

Mayoreak Ashoona is known for her highly imaginative and brightly coloured graphics and is recognized as a master carver. She has contributed to exhibitions in Canada, Germany and Japan.

She is the partner of noted artist Qaqaq Ashoona and was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy in 2003.