Mialia Jaw
Inuit Prints

Owl and Hare, by Mialia Jaw
Owl and Hare, 2004 (CD04-22)
Mialia Jaw
stonecut & stencil, 25" x 20"
Stung, by Mialia Jaw
Stung, 2005 (CD05-21)
Mialia Jaw
Lithograph, 15" × 18 1/8"
Titalittaq Returns, by Mialia Jaw
Titalittaq Returns, 2006 (CD06-18)
Mialia Jaw
etching & aquatint, 26" × 36¾"
Stolen Bannock, by Mialia Jaw
Stolen Bannock, 2006 (CD06-20)
Mialia Jaw
stonecut & stencil, 18" × 24½"


Mialia Jaw – Artist Biography

Mialia Jaw (female;1934-2006); Inuit artist, Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada.

It has been a sad year for the Kinngait Studios with the passing of both Meelia Kelly and Mialia Jaw. Mialia passed away in April, 2006, within days of Meelia. Born August 10, 1934, Mialia too came late to the stable of the Kinngait Studios.

Mialia was a well-known storyteller and repository of Inuit legends and folklore. Her print, "Titalittaq Returns" depicts the celebrated arrival of Titalittaq, who after being stranded on an island for many days and given up for lost was able to fashion a raft using inflated walrus bladders and driftwood and make his way back to his community at Kinngait.

Mialia's husband Joe Jaw is also deceased. Her sons Mathew, Pootoogook and Kingwatsiak are all carvers of some note. Mathew (known as Mathew Saviakjuk) is especially well-known for his powerful, stylized sculpture.

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 open at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario until January 21st, 2018. Afterwards, it will travel to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton and the Glenbow Museum in Calgary.

This exhibition was recently on display at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa and the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina. Alex Janvier is one of Canada's most acclaimed contemporary artists. His career of sixty-five years has yielded thousands of paintings, and more than twenty-five murals and public commissions. (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.