Ningeokuluk Teevee
Inuit Drawings

Untitled, 2005/06
coloured pencil/ink on paper, 20 × 26"
Untitled, 2007/08
coloured pencil/ink on paper, 30 × 22"
Untitled, 2007/08
coloured pencil/ink on paper, 26 × 20"


Ningeokuluk Teevee – Artist Biography

Ningeokuluk Teevee (b: May 27, 1963 in Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada) is a Canadian Inuk writer and artist.

Ningeokuluk Teevee is one of the most versatile and intelligent graphic artists to emerge from the Kinngait Studios. Her unique approach to interpreting traditional legends and stories into her drawings and prints has captivated both the traditional and contemporary Inuit art collector. She is represented in the 2010 print collection with nine images.

Inuit oral tradition is the foundation of much of Ningeokuluk's work. Inspired by stories and legends told by Mialia Jaw to schoolchildren in Cape Dorset, Ningeokuluk is one of a new generation of Inuit artists who are bringing the tales back to life in graphic form. She has represented Kiviuq before, the legendary Arctic wanderer, and returns to his odyssey again this year with the strikingly bold stonecut, Kiviuq Nanuqlu (2010-17) and the contrastingly sensuous lithograph, Kiviup Nulianga (2010-18). In the former, Kiviuq's encounter with a bear explains the origin of fog in Inuit folklore, and in the latter a goose is transformed into a beautiful woman so she can become Kiviuq's wife.

Born May 27, 1963, Ningeokuluk 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, Ningeokuluk'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 2009 Governor General's Literary Award for children's literature illustration.

Dorset Fine Arts (reproduced with permission)

Daphne OdjigDaphne Odjig, Canadian Indigenous Artist and Icon Dies at 97. Click here for more details.

Odjig is frequently referred to as the "Grandmother of Indigenous Art." She has been the recipient of many awards, honours and recognitions for her works, to name a few: The Order of Canada, the Governor General's Award, and eight Honorary Doctorates. Her works have been shown in the National Gallery of Canada, The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

She established the first native-run fine art print house in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1971. Known as 'Odjig Indian Prints,' this print house was so successful that it evolved into an Indigenous gallery space in 1974, called the New Warehouse Gallery, run by Odjig and her husband, Chester Beavon. She was also a founding member of the Indian Group of Seven. This artistic group's purpose was to promote Contemporary Indigenous art and artists.

Alex JanvierAlex Janvier's major retrospective, "Alex Janvier: Modern Indigenous Master" is now on display at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.

Alex Janvier is one of Canada's most acclaimed contemporary Indigenous artists. His career of sixty-five years has yielded thousands of paintings, and more than twenty-five murals and public commissions. This retrospective of his artwork is on display from 25 November 2016 to 17 April 2017.

(Photo credit: Kim Griffiths) Click here for more details.