Napachie Ashoona

B. 1974

Cape Dorset

Napachie Ashoona is a member of one of the most eminent families of Inuit artists in Canada. His mother was Pitseolak Ashoona, a well known printmaker, and his father Kiawak and his uncle Kaka are two prominent Inuit artists.

Like his father, Napachie enjoys carving bodies - animals and humans - in action, and is inspired by traditional Inuit activities and mythological imagery. Like many of his contemporaries, he uses serpentine as a medium, which is a metamorphic rock indigenous to Baffin Island.