Kavavaow Mannomee (Qavavau Manumie)
Inuit Prints

Shaman's Drum, by Kavavaow Mannomee
Shaman's Drum, 1995 (CD95-12)
Kavavaow Mannomee
lithograph, 24¼" × 24"
The Great Escape
The Great Escape, 2004 (CD04-07)
Kavavaow Mannomee (Qavavau Manumie)
stonecut & stencil, 22" × 32"
Arctic Whales
Arctic Whales, 2004 (CD04-08)
Kavavaow Mannomee (Qavavau Manumie)
lithograph, 22¼" × 60¼"
Airlift, 2009 (CD09-07)
Kavavaow Mannomee (Qavavau Manumie)
etching & aquatint, 13½" × 14.8"
Shorebirds (CD11-29)
Kavavaow Mannomee (Qavavau Manumie)
etching & aquatint, 27" x 28"
Siupiru (Shells)
Siupiru (Shells) (CD12-26)
Kavavaow Mannomee (Qavavau Manumie)
stonecut & stencil, 11" x 28"
Lucky Man
Lucky Man (CD13-22)
Kavavaow Mannomee (Qavavau Manumie)
stonecut & stencil, 16" x 24"
Tingling Bird, by Kavavaow Mannomee
Tingling Bird, 2006 (CD14-28)
Kavavaow Mannomee (Qavavau Manumie)
stencil, 24" x 19"
White Raven, by Kavavaow Mannomee
White Raven, 2015 (CD15-18)
Kavavaow Mannomee (Qavavau Manumie)
stonecut & stencil, 18.5" x 24"


Kavavaow Mannomee (Qavavau Manumie) – Artist Biography

Kavavaow Mannomee (now Qavavau Manumie) (male; b:1958); Inuit artist, Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada.

Mannomee (Manumie) was born in Brandon, Manitoba in 1958 where his mother, Paunichea, was hospitalized for treatment of tuberculosis. He returned to Cape Dorset as a very young child and has lived there since.

Mannomee (Manumie) has demonstrated a range of stylistic abilities over the years – from the very literal to the more expressive. His thematic concerns include depictions of Inuit legends and mythology, Arctic wildlife and contemporary aspects of Inuit life. He has a penchant for placing his human characters in unusual situations, well illustrated in this year's Stiletto (2010-11). In this humourous small lithograph, one of the legendary “Little People” has stumbled across the perfect shaft for his harpoon – the heel of a brand new shoe.

Mannomee (Manumie) is the latest among the second generation to attract critical acclaim from the contemporary arts audience in the south. He and Suvinai Ashoona have been profiled, along with Nick Sikkuark of Gjoa Haven, in the Winnipeg-based arts magazine, Border Crossings. He traveled to Toronto in June of 2008 for his first solo exhibition of original drawings, and last year to Vancouver for another exhibition featuring his contemporary work.

For several years Mannomee (Manumie) has worked for the Kinngait Studios as a printmaker – first in the lithography studio and more recently in the stonecut studio. He is an accomplished and precise printmaker who enjoys the opportunity to demonstrate printmaking techniques to young artists and visitors to the studio.

Mannomee (Manumie) lives with his wife and son Peter in Cape Dorset.

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.