Shuvinai Ashoona
Inuit Prints

Arctic Evening
Arctic Evening, 2003 (CD03-29)
Shuvinai Ashoona
lithograph, 22¼" × 30"
Stone Qulliq
Stone Qulliq, 2003 (CD03-31)
Shuvinai Ashoona
stonecut & stencil, 21" × 24½"
Summer Sealift, by Shuvinai Ashoona
Summer Sealift, 2003 (CD03-32)
Scary Dream
Egg, 2006 (CD06-33)
Shuvinai Ashoona
lithograph, 24" × 17"
Scary Dream
Scary Dream, 2006 (CD06-34)
Shuvinai Ashoona
lithograph, 27.5" × 22.5"
Tide Pool
Hatched, 2007 (CD07-30)
Shuvinai Ashoona
lithograph, 22.5" x 30"
Tide Pool
Tide Pool, 2007 (CD07-31)
Shuvinai Ashoona
lithograph, 14" × 16"
Pipe Dream
Pipe Dream, 2008 (CD08-33)
Shuvinai Ashoona
etching and aquatint, 30" × 22"
Summer Tent
Summer Tent, 2009 (CD09-33)
Shuvinai Ashoona
etching & aquatint, 31.5" × 37"
Quilt of Dreams
Quilt of Dreams, 2009 (CD09-34)
Shuvinai Ashoona
lithograph, 18" × 25"
World View
World View, 2011 (CD11-30)
Shuvinai Ashoona
lithograph, 22" × 25"
Sea Shell
Sea Shell, 2011 (CD11-31)
Shuvinai Ashoona
etching and aquatint, 15.5" × 20"
Quilt of Dreams
Story Boots, 2012 (CD12-27)
Shuvinai Ashoona
lithograph, 25.5" × 19.5"
Inner Worlds
Inner Worlds, 2014 (CD14-32)
Shuvinai Ashoona
lithograph, 30" x 22"
Head Pull
Head Pull, 2014 (CD14-33)
Shuvinai Ashoona
lithograph, 16.5" x 26"

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See also: Drawings by Shuvinai Ashoona

Shuvinai Ashoona – Artist Biography

Shuvinai Ashoona / Suvinai Ashoona (female; b: 1961, Cape Dorset); Inuit artist, Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada; prints and drawings.


Shuvinai was born in Cape Dorset in August, 1961. She is the daughter of Kiuga Ashoona and Sorosilutu, both well known for their contributions to the arts in Cape Dorset.

Shuvinai began drawing in 1995. She works with pen and ink, coloured pencils and markers and her sensibility for the landscape around the community of Cape Dorset is particularly impressive. Her recent work is very personal and often meticulously detailed. Shuvinai's work was first included in the Cape Dorset annual print collection in 1997, with two small dry-point etchings entitled Interior (1997-33) and Settlement (1997-34). Since then, she has become a committed and prolific graphic artist, working daily in the Kinngait Studios.

Shuvinai's work has attracted the attention of several notable private galleries, as well as public institutions. She was featured along with her aunt, Napachie Pootoogook, and her grandmother, the late Pitseolak Ashoona, in the McMichael Canadian Collection's 1999 exhibition entitled Three Women, Three Generations. More recently she was profiled, along with Kavavaow Mannomee of Cape Dorset and Nick Sikkuark of Gjoa Haven, in the Spring 2008 issue of Border Crossings, a Winnipeg-based arts magazine.

In an unusual contemporary collaboration, Shuvinai recently worked with Saskatchewan-based artist, John Noestheden, on a "sky-mural" that was exhibited at the 2008 Basel Art Fair and was shown again at Toronto's 2008 Nuit Blanche. Her most recent exhibition presented her work alongside Toronto-based artist Shari Boyle at the Justin Bernicke Gallery at Hart House. Shuvinai is also the subject of a documentary art film, Ghost Noise, produced and directed by Marcia Connolly.

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" 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 public commissions.

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)

Rita LetendreGallery Gevik 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.

This exhibition, 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.