Since her first prints appeared in the collection in 2004, Ningiukulu 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. Ningiukulu 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.
Born May 27, 1963, Ningiukulu is the daughter of Joanasie Salomonie (deceased) and his wife Kanajuk. Her father, Joanasie, was a community leader and much loved in Cape Dorset for his sense of humour, mischief and compassion.
In the fall of 2009, Ningiukulu’s first children’s book was published by Groundwood Books (A Division of House of Anansi Press). Entitled Alego, it is an autobiographical story of a young girl named Alego who goes clamdigging with her grandmother for the first time and, along the way, discovers all of the wonders of the seashore. The book was short-listed for the Governor General’s Literary Award for children’s illustration.
Cape Dorset 2011 Print Collection features stars, rising stars," Sarah Rogers, Nunatsiaq Online, October 2011.
Ningeokuluk Teevee, 'Alego', Groundwood Books, 2009.
The End is Near When Kiviuq turns completely to stone the wold will end
30 x 33
Graphite, Colour Pencil and Chalk Pastel
Catching three fish in the pipes at WBEC Litho shop in my dream
30 x 23
Graphite, Colour Pencil and Ink