She Will Devour the Wolfman But the Head She Will Save, 1971
by Mary Kiakshout
stencil, ed. 43, 32½" × 40½"
by Myra Kukiiyuat
stencil, ed. 50, 30" × 35"
Challenging Wrestle, 1976
by Jessie Oonark
lithograph, ed. 50, 22" × 30"
by Marion Tuu'luuq
stonecut, ed. 23/50, 11½" × 9"
A Kiviuq Adventure, 1987
by Victoria Mamnouqsualuk
stencil, ed. 19/40, 24" × 30"
Angakuq (Drum Dancer), 1993
by William Noah
silkscreen print, ed. 1/7, 20" × 18¼"
Dangerous Muskox, 1983
by Victoria Mamnouqsualuk
linocut and stonecut, ed. 5/50, 25" × 28.5"
The Boy and His Grandmother Trick the Mean People, 1983
by Veronica Mumnshulak
stencil and stonecut, ed. 45/40, 25" × 37.25"
Crossing the River, 1980
by Janet Kigusuiq
linocut and stonecut, ed. 21/41, 9.5" × 24.25"
lithograph, ed. 19/31, 25" × 19.25"
The Mysterious Land, 1971
stonecut, ed. 28/32, 24.75" x 39"
Outside and Inside the Tent, 1971
stonecut and stencil, 28.5" x 25"
Baker Lake (Qamani'tuaq "where the river widens") is a hamlet in the Kivalliq Region, in Nunavut on mainland Canada. Located 320 km (200 mi) inland from Hudson Bay, it is near the nation's geographical centre, and is notable for being the Canadian Arctic's sole inland community. The hamlet is located at the mouth of the Thelon River on the shore of Baker Lake. The community was given its English name in 1761 from Captain William Christopher who named it after Sir William Baker 11th Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company.
Baker Lake is known for its Inuit art, such as wallhangings, basalt stone sculptures and stonecut prints. The community has been home to internationally exhibited artists such as Jessie Oonark, Simon Tookoome, Irene Avaalaaqiaq Tiktaalaaq, Toona Iquliq, Barnabus Arnasungaaq, Marion Tuu'luq, Matthew Aqigaaq, David Ikutaq and Luke Anguhadluq.
Odjig, Canadian Indigenous Artist and Icon Dies at 97.
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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.
Janvier's major retrospective, "Alex Janvier: Modern Indigenous Master" was recently 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
This exhibition has now travelled to the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina, Saskatchewan until September 10th. The retrospective will end off at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Toronto. No official dates have been announced as of yet. (Photo credit: Kim Griffiths)
congratulates renowned Canadian and International abstract painter, Rita Letendre, on her first
major museum retrospective exhibition outside of Québec. Rita Letendre: Fire and
Light is now open until September 17, 2017 at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
which covers Letendre's career from the 1960's to 2000's, is co-curated by Wanda Nanibush and
Georgiana Uhlyarik. The retrospective features nearly forty large-scale paintings drawn from major
national public and private collections.
Letendre was widely exhibited with the artistic groups,
Les Automatistes and Les Plasticiens. She has received the Governor General's Award in
Visual Arts, the Prix Paul-Émile Borduas, and the Orders of Canada, Ontario and
Québec. Click here for more details.