Cape Dorset Print Collection

Long Necked Goose by Kenokuak Ashevak
Long Necked Goose (CD13-01)
Kenojuak Ashevak
etching and aquatint, 78 x 95.5 cm
Fine Feathers by Kenokuak Ashevak
Fine Feathers (CD13-02)
Kenojuak Ashevak
etching and aquatint, 60 x 58.3 cm
Alerted Birds by Kenokuak Ashevak
Alerted Birds (CD13-05)
Kenojuak Ashevak
etching and aquatint, 80 x 77 cm
Winsome Owl by Malaija Pootoogook
Winsome Owl (CD13-08)
Malaija Pootoogook
etching and aquatint, 91.5 x 66.5 cm
Cotton Grass by Nicotye Samayualie
Cotton Grass (CD13-09)
Nicotye Samayualie
lithograph, 48.5 x 63.7 cm
Many Buttons by Nicotye Samayualie
Many Buttons (CD13-10)
Nicotye Samayualie
lithograph, 51 x 66.2 cm
Polished Buttons by Nicotye Samayualie
Polished Buttons (CD13-11)
Nicotye Samayualie
stonecut, 53.5 x 76.3 cm
Tulugak's View by Ningeokuluk Teevee
Tulugak's View (CD13-12)
Ningeokuluk Teevee
etching and aquatint, 81.5 x 63.5 cm
Elusive Sedna by Ningeokuluk Teevee
Elusive Sedna (CD13-14)
Ningeokuluk Teevee
stonecut and stencil, 76 x 62 cm
Ravens in Amautik by Ningeokuluk Teevee
Ravens in Amautik (CD13-17)
Ningeokuluk Teevee
stonecut and stencil, 50 x 62 cm
Sprightly Bird by Ohotaq Mikkigak
Sprightly Bird (CD13-18)
Ohotaq Mikkigak
stonecut and stencil, 33.5 x 42 cm
Startled Hare by Papiara Tukiki
Startled Hare (CD13-19)
Papiara Tukiki
lithograph, 57 x 76.5 cm
Kanajurupallajuq (Turning into Sculpin) by Papiara Tukiki
Kanajurupallajuq (Turning into Sculpin) (CD13-20)
Papiara Tukiki
stonecut and stencil, 43.3 x 62 cm
Proud Young Woman by Pitaloosie Saila
Proud Young Woman (CD13-21)
Pitaloosie Saila
stonecut and stencil, 43.3 x 62 cm
Lucky Man by Qavavau Manumie
Lucky Man (CD13-22)
Qavavau Manumie
stonecut and stencil, 41 x 62 cm
Latchaolassie's Birds by Saimaiyu Akesuk
Latchaolassie's Birds (CD13-24)
Saimaiyu Akesuk
lithograph, 57 x 38.3 cm
Reflection by Saimaiyu Akesuk
Reflection (CD13-25)
Saimaiyu Akesuk
stonecut and stensil, 55.8 x 51 cm
Looking Up by Saimaiyu Akesuk
Looking Up (CD13-26)
Saimaiyu Akesuk
stonecut, 29.5 x 22.5 cm
Luminous Bear by Saimaiyu Akesuk
Luminous Bear (CD13-27)
Saimaiyu Akesuk
lithograph, 57.5 x 76.5 cm
Tuniqtaviniit (Artifacts) by Siassie Kenneally
Tuniqtaviniit (Artifacts) (CD13-28)
Siassie Kenneally
lithograph, 51 x 66.5 cm
Satirittuq by Siassie Kenneally
Satirittuq (CD13-29)
Siassie Kenneally
lithograph, 2007, 56.5 x 57.2 cm
Narwhal Spirit by Tim Pitsiulak
Narwhal Spirit (CD13-32)
Tim Pitsiulak
stonecut and stencil, 62 x 78.3 cm

This year’s Cape Dorset collection from Kinngait Studio consists of 32 prints by 11 talented Cape Dorset artists. Our artists this year are: Kenojuak Ashevak, Malaija Pootoogook, Nicotye Samayualie, Ningeokuluk Teevee, Ohotaq Mikkigak, Papiara Tukiki, Pitaloosie Saila, Qavavau Manumie, Saimaiyu Akesuk, Siassie Kenneally, and Tim Pitsiulak. This year’s collection of prints offers once again the region’s talented artists transferring everyday life into colourful and even magical moments.

The 2013 Cape Dorset print collection contains 7 prints by Kenojuak Ashevak one of the most prominent Inuit artists of our time who unfortunately passed away earlier this year. Of these 7 prints Kenojuak has signed two of them: “Serpentine Wolf” and “Above and Below” and the remaining were signed posthumously by her daughter Silaqqi Ashevak.

The long respected Ningeokuluk Teevee is offering five delightfully fresh and light images of her favourite subjects, birds and Inuit Legends. This year she charms us with a motherly theme in “Ravens in Amautik”. The veteran artist Tim Pitsiulak offers strong depictions of Arctic animals and folklore. He has said of his work: “I enjoy drawing wildlife because I am a hunter” as evidenced by his detailed “Dominant Caribou”. Qavavau Manumie once again entertains us with one of his antiheroes in the humorous print “Lucky Man”. This time the hero is making off with new found money, although it is most likely counterfeit due to a spelling error on the bill. The collection also welcomes three newcomers: Saimaiyu Akesuk, inspired to draw by Ningeokuluk Teevee and her late grandfather -- L. Akesuk; Siassie Kenneally, who seems to capture the history of both her personal life and artifacts of the land itself; and finally Nicotye Samayualie, with her colourful and uplifting images of local flora and two prints containing a multitude of colourful buttons.

Best Regards,
Phillip Gevik


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.