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Ningeosiak Ashoona

Ningeosiak Ashoona

What do you think of first when you hear the word "arctic"? Polar Bears. Walrus. Narwhals. Caribou. All of the BIG names in the frozen north, right?

Allow us introduce you to Arctic birds. Migratory by nature, only 3 over-winter in the harsh environment on the tundra: Snowy owls, ravens & ptarmigans. Buntings. Loons. Sandpipers. Geese. And terns: these are just a few of the 100+ species of avian beings that live part- time in the Arctic. Typically considered a vast wasteland of ice, snow & permafrost, birds are vital to the ecology of the tundra. Pollinators, waders, hunters, & seed-carriers, birds also provide for the Inuit with eggs, meat and feathers and bones that are fashioned into tools.

Represented here in stone, textiles and on paper, we pay homage to these vital instruments of Arctic ecology.

"It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds." - Aesop

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LOON SHOWPIECE
7248K
Serpentinite
9" x 12" x 4"
CAPE DORSET
$ 1250

LOON SHOWPIECE
7220K
Serpentinite
8" x 12" x 3"
CAPE DORSET
$ 1500

LOON SHOWPIECE
6522K
Serpentinite
6.5" x 10" x 3"
CAPE DORSET
$ 750

LOON SHOWPIECE
6368I
Serpentinite
5" x 8" x 3"
CAPE DORSET
$ 760

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Ningeosiak Ashoona

Influenced by her father Kaka Ashoona, Ningeosiak started to carve around 1988. Her mother is Mayoreak Ashoona.

Exhibitions
2002 Polar Bears: An Exhibition of Inuit Sculpture (online), Galerie Inuit Plus, Timmins, ON
2005 Arctic Miniatures 2005, Albers Gallery of Inuit Art, San Francisco, CA
2006 July 1 – September 2006, Out of the Ordinary, Cape Dorset Sculpture, Gallery Indigena, Stratford, ON
2006 Rhythms in Motion, Galerie d’art Vincent, Ottawa, ON (illustrated catalogue)
December 2006 – January 2007, Small Sculpture by Great Artists, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
January – February, 2009 Small Treasures, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
March – April, 2009 Arctic Wildlife, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
December, 2009, Small Sculptures by Great Artists, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON, (illustrated brochure)
October, 2010, Arctic Wind III: An Expression of Survival, Coastal Peoples Gallery, Vancouver, BC,(illustrated brochure)
January – February, 2011, Small Treasures 2011, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
April, 2011, Flight Across the Tundra, Balzac Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
April 2011, Continuum, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
June – July, 2011, New Beginnings in the Arctic, Balzac Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
September, 2011, Fall Migration: A Selection of Birds in Sculpture, Prints and Drawings, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
October, 2011, Stone and Paper, Cape Dorset 2011, Native Art Gallery, Oakville, ON, (illustrated catalogue)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
June 2007, Ningeosiak Ashoona, Transformations, Gallery Philip, Toronto, ON, (illustrated catalogue)
2005 Arctic Miniatures 2005, Albers Gallery of Inuit Art, San Francisco, CA
2002 Polar Bears: An Exhibition of Inuit Sculpture (online), Galerie Inuit Plus, Timmins, ON
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