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.Read More
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.Read More
Cape Dorset, Nunavut
Tim Pitsiulak comes from a family of artists including his aunt, Kenojuak Ashevak, who inspired him to become an artist. The primary influence for many of his realistic drawings is the land of Nunavut and its wildlife.Read More
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.
1951 - 2014
A resident of Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Itee Pootoogook belongs to a new generation of Inuit artists who are transforming and reshaping the creative traditions that were successfully pioneered by their parents and grandparents in the second half of the 20th century.Read More
Nicotye Samayulie is an emerging artist from Cape Dorset who has garnered attention for her playful presentation of common objects including fishing shelves and cooking pots. Her landscapes allow the viewer to glimpse the rugged hills and snowy valleys of the north.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More