Includes Saimaiyu Akesuk, Pee Ashevak, Ohito Ashoona, Olooreak Etungat, Killiktee Killiktee, Qavavau Manumie, Enoosik Ottokie, Quvianaqtuk Pudlat, Ooloosie Saila, Pitaloosie Saila, Sita Saila, Nicotye Samayualie, Padloo Samayualie, Ningiukulu Teevee
Saturday, October 19, 7 am
Showing Ohito Ashoona
Cape Dorset has earned a worldwide reputation for the quality and originality of limited edition prints made by its member artists. Every year since 1959 the print making studios (now known as Kinngait Studios) have released an annual catalogued collection of between 30 and 60 images as well as numerous commissions and special releases. Kinngait Studios is the longest continuous running print studio in Canada.
Collection available for purchase on Saturday, October 19, 2019
Ohito Ashoona grew up in an outpost camp not far from Cape Dorset. Here he learned to carve by watching his father, the well known carver Qaqaq Ashoona, and his uncle Kiawak Ashoona, also a renowned artist. Ohito moved to Cape Dorset in 1981.
"…Ohito began carving when he was about 12, and his love for the land is evident in his work, which features a wide range of wildlife. Ohito's competence on the land qualified him for accreditation as a Level 1 Outfitting Guide, a rare acheivement for an Inuit hunter. In 2002, he received the National Aboriginal Acheivement Award for Visual Arts."
- quoted from Cape Dorset Sculpture, published by Douglas and McIntyre, 2005
Also known as Okituk, Ohikto, Oquituk, Oqituk.
Born on December 11, 1952 in resides in Cape Dorset, NU. Nationality is Inuit
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, ON
University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
1989 Attended the opening of his solo exhibition at the Eskimo Art Gallery in Toronto, ON
1990 Demonstrated soapstone carving at the the Annual Winter Festival, Toronto, ON
1989 Division Award at the Scottsdale Fine Arts and Crafts Show, Scottsdale, AZ
2002 National Aboriginal Achievement Award; Arts and Culture
2005 Cape Dorset Sculpture FEATURED PAGE 86