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Nuna Parr

Nuna Parr
Please join us for the Artist Reception on
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Canada House Gallery is the official host gallery for the 2017 Cape Dorset Annual Graphics Collection. As such, we will have editions 1 & 3 of each print.

We are accepting reservations today - call us at 1-800-419-1298 with your choices!

The official release is Saturday, October, 21, 2017.

"On a recent trip to Cape Dorset, I sat down with the artists and printmakers of Kinngait Studios in hopes of learning more about the inspirations and processes behind their work in the 58th Annual Print Collection.

I quickly learned that their artwork goes beyond aesthetics. Unlike many Southern artists, the artists from this picturesque hamlet in Nunavut seldom receive formal training in studio arts, so their artistic practices are largely informed by mentorship and collaborations with the community.

The resulting prints simultaneously embody tradition and contemporaneity, creating a captivating visual record of both history and present day culture of Kinngait."

  • Claire Foussard, excerpted from the 2017 Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection catalogue

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More work available from the artist
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etching, aquatint
19" x 22"
Artist Studio
$ 600

etching, aquatint
19" x 22"
Artist Studio
$ 600


Nuna Parr

Nuna Parr's parents, the late Parr and Eleeshushe, are renowned graphic artists from the older generation. His brother, Epirvik, is a carver. Nuna has been carving since the 1960's, preferring wildlife for his subjects. Nuna and his family have left Cape Dorset for a more traditional lifestyle, relying on hunting and carving for their livelihood.

Nuna Parr is presently on the Board of Directors of the Inuit Art Foundation in Ottawa, ON.

"His interest in hunting and his regard for the animal life of the Arctic are directly reflected in his work. Nuna's rounded forms have great movement and a natural flow with the grain of the stone, as if both were made for each other. He has been carving for forty years and his work continues to be shown nationally and internationally."

-quoted from Cape Dorset Sculpture, Douglas & McIntyre, 2005

Also known as Noona.

1999 Elected to the Board of Directors of the Inuit Art Foundation, Ottawa, ON

Amway Envirnomental Foundation Collections, Ada, MI
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, ON
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, QC
Dennos Museum Cantre, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, MI
GE Canada Inuit Art Collection, Mississauga, ON
Inuit Cultural Institute, Rankin Inlet, NU
McMaster University Art Gallery, Hamilton, ON
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, NT
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

1980 Invited by Public Works Canada to submit sketches for low relief carvings to decorate exterior of Parliament Buildings

2017 Cape Dorset Graphics Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2000 Nuna Parr: The Artist's Hand, Inuit Sculpture Portfolio, Vancouver, BC
2000 Small Sculptures by Great Artists 2000, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
1999 The R.D. Bell Collection of Inuit Art, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON
1999 Horizons, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
1997 Stone and Bone, The Inuit Master Carvers of the Canadian Arctic, The Northwest Company, The Sun Valley Center for Arts & Humanities, Ketchum, ID
1997 Singing & Dancing & Playing, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
1996 Tundra & Ice IV, Orca Aart Gallery, Chicago, IL
1996 Images of Our Past, Art of Man Gallery, Victoria, BC
1996 New Visions, Spirit Wrestler Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1995 Tundra and Ice: Exceptional Sculpture from Canada, Orca Aart Gallery, Chicago, IL
1995 Keeping Our Stories Alive: An Exhibition of the Art and Craft of the Dene and Inuit of Canada, Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, Santa Fe, NM
1995 Sedna: Spirit of the Sea, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
1995 Canadian Inuit Sculpture, The Next Generation, Orca Aart Gallery, Chicago, IL
1994 Wildlife and Nature in Art, Arctic Experience, Hamilton, ON
1994 Arctic Spirit, 35 Years of Canadian Inuit Art, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
1994 Sculpture of the Inuit: Major Works by the Masters of Stone, Maslak McLeod Canadian Art, Santa Fe, NM
1993 Small Sculptures by Great Artists II, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
1992 Inuit Sculpture - New Acquisitions, Pucker Gallery, Boston, MA
1992 Small Sculptures by Great Artists I, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
1991 Animals of the Arctic, Arctic Inuit Art, Richmond, VA
1991 Cape Dorset Sculpture, McMaster Art Gallery, Hamilton, ON
1991 Granville Island Canadian Inuit Sculpture Exhibition, Vancouver Inuit Art Society, Vancouver, BC
1991 Cape Dorset Stone and Sculpture: Masters and the Next Generation, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
1991 Inuit Sculpture: In conjunction with the Annual Cape Dorset Graphics Collection, Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, VA
1990 - 91 Espaces Inuit, Maison Hamel-Bruneau, Ste-Foy, QC
1990 Traditions and Innovations in Inuit Art Sculpture in Stone, Images of the North, San Francisco, CA
1990 Inuit Masterworks, Inuit Gallery of Vanvouver, Vancouver, BC
1989 Masters of the Arctic: An Exhibiton of Contemporary Inuit Masterworks, Amway Corporation, United Nations General Assembly, New York, NY
1988 Nuna Parr, Eskimo Art Gallery, Toronto, ON
1987 The Swinton Collection of Inuit Art, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
1986 Art Inuit, Canadian Guild of Crafts, Montreal, QC
1985 Nuna Parr - Sculpture, Canadiana Galleries, Edmonton, AB
1984 - 85 The Last and First Eskimos, Museum of Science and History, Ft. Worth, TX
1984 On the Land, The Arctic Circle, Los Angeles, CA
1983 Nuna Parr, Inuit Galerie, Mannheim, Germany
1982 Sculpture Inuit: Stone/ Bone, circa 1960-1979, Canadiana Galleries, Edmonton, AB
1981 Cape Dorset Sculptors and Their Sculpture, The Inuit Art Collection, Mr & Mrs James F. Bacon, Manchester, CT
1981 The Inuit Sea Goddess, Surrey Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1980 Eskimo Sculpture from the Eastern Arctic, Ufundi Gallery, Ottawa, ON
1980 Cape Dorset, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
1980 Art of Baffin, The Arctic Circle, Los Angeles, CA
1980 La deesse inuite de la mer/ The Inuit Sea Goddess, Musee des beaux-arts de montreal, Montreal, QC
1980 Nuna Parr - An Exhibition of Recent Carvings, Gallery One, Toronto, ON
1979 Sculpture of the Inuit: Collections of Lorne Balshine, Lou Osipov, and Dr. Harry Winrob, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC
1979 In Celebration, Canadian Guild of Crafts, Montreal, QC
1978 Nuna Parr, Gallery One, Toronto, ON
1967 Cape Dorset - A Decade of Eskimo Prints and Recent Sculpture, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
Native Canadian and Inuit Art, The Great Canadian Trading Post Company, Windsor, ON

MASTERS OF THE ARCTIC:  An Exhibition of Contemporary Inuit Masterworks.  Ada, Michigan: Amway Corporation, 1989. Adamson, Arthur                                  

THE SWINTON COLLECTION OF INUIT ART.  Inuit Art Quarterly, vol.3, no.1, Winter, 1988. pp.19-20. Canadian Arctic Producers                        

NUNA PARR:  Sculpture.  Ottawa:  Canadian Arctic Producers, 1985. Institute of American Indian Arts Museum        

KEEPING OUR STORIES ALIVE:  An Exhibition of Art and Crafts from Dene and Inuit of Canada.  Santa Fe, N.M.: Institute of American Native Arts Museum, 1995. Inuit Art Collection                            

CAPE DORSET:  Sculptors and their Sculpture.  Manchester, Conn.:The Inuit Art Collection, 1981.

Inuit Gallery of Vancouver CAPE DORSET STONE SCULPTURE: MASTERS AND THE NEXT GENERATION: August 17-September 6, 1991.  Vancouver, BC: Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, 1991.

Inuit Gallery of Vancouver INUIT MASTERWORKS:  November 3-November 24, 1990.  Vancouver, BC Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, 1990.

National Gallery of Canada CAPE DORSET:  A Decade of Eskimo Prints and Recent Sculpture = Dix ans d'estampes esquimaudes et sculptures recentes.  Ottawa: The National Gallery of Canada, 1967.

Settler, Faye  FROM THE DEALER'S VIEWPOINT.  About Arts and Crafts, vol. 2, no. 3, Winter, 1978. pp.24-25.

Swinton, Nelda LA DEESSE INUITE DE LA MER. = THE INUIT SEA GODDESS.  Montreal: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1980.

Winnipeg Art Gallery CAPE DORSET.  Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1979.

Winnipeg Art Gallery SWINTON COLLECTION OF INUIT ART.  Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1987.
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