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