2018 CAPE DORSET PRINT COLLECTION

Includes Saimaiyu Akesuk, Shuvinai Ashoona, Qavavau Manumie, Cee Pootoogook, Quvianaqtuk Pudlat, Pauojoungie Saggiak, Pitaloosie Saila, Padloo Samayualie, Ningiukulu Teevee, Papiara Tukiki
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Showing Ningiukulu Teevee

2018 CAPE DORSET PRINT COLLECTION

For a place that had humble beginnings as a settlement founded in 1913 intended as a trading post for the Hudson’s Bay Company, Cape Dorset has since come a long way. Known as Kinngait in Inuktitut, it now boasts a population of 1400, and is home to many artists who have, over the years, brought much renown from the world to a small unassuming town in the Canadian arctic.

Since the very first print release in 1959, we have witnessed a community that is frequently in a state of transition. New imports from the South and rapid acculturation continue to bring about profound changes in the region as people grapple with navigating every day life in a community that is still
re-defining their collective post-colonial identity. Theirs is a world filled with stark polarities that require individuals to seek out balance between personal history, culture, language, their connection to the land and its resources to the modern, shifting realities of work, business, technology and social media. It is in the midst of this ongoing flux where the artists have established a contemporary visual culture that they can consider entirely true of themselves.

The 59th annual print collection presents an exciting mix of themes; the comforting and naturalistic are juxtaposed with familiar motifs presented in bold, new perspectives. Our established artists, Ningiukulu Teevee, Qavavau Manumie, Papiara Tukiki, Pitaloosie Saila, and Shuvinai Ashoona all return this year with their highly characteristic imagery. Cee Pootoogook and Padloo Samayualie, both in their mid-career, steadily continue to produce engaging work that delight the eye. Emerging talents, Pauojoungie Saggiak and Quvianaqtuk Pudlat, are confidently making waves in the art world and establishing a brand new stage of their own. Lastly, Axangayuk Shaa, a very established sculptor and the eldest artist featured in the collection, has just released his first print since 1961.

This year, the hamlet celebrated the inaugural opening of the Kenojuak Cultural Centre (KCC) in September. For a community that boasts one of the highest number of artists per capita in the country and previously had no public gallery or learning space for artists, there are high expectations for the KCC to further consolidate and strengthen local visual culture in the years to come. The KCC is also the new home of Kinngait Studios, the longest continuously running print studio in Canada. Large glass windows serve as partitions allowing the studio’s processes to be fully viewable by the public. It has already drawn some interest from youth who have come in to observe the printers at work – demystifying the process of art making and piquing the interest of promising young minds and hands. It may just be the start of fostering new talent for Kinngait Studios into the future.

Dorset Fine Arts is proud to release 34 prints in this year’s catalogue and would like to thank you all for partaking in our journey thus far. It is the culminated effort of all who were involved; the hard work of our artists and printers, as well as the WBEC staff. The sheer amount of support and cultivation required to realize each year’s collection is no small feat. We look forward to moving into into our sixtieth year of operation together and beyond as we continue to embrace fresh possibilities of printmaking in Cape Dorset.

– Naia Wang

SWIMMING WALRUS 42/50
SWIMMING WALRUS 42/50
CD18-08
stonecut, stencil
10.8 x 14.8 in.
$500 CAD


SWIMMING WALRUS 8/50
SWIMMING WALRUS 8/50
CD18-08
stonecut, stencil
10.8 x 14.8 in.
$500 CAD


SURUSIQ NATSIARUQTUQ (THE BOY TURNS INTO A SEAL) 42/50
SURUSIQ NATSIARUQTUQ (THE BOY TURNS INTO A SEAL) 42/50
CD18-06
stonecut
20.5 x 21.9 in.
$700 CAD


SURUSIQ NATSIARUQTUQ (THE BOY TURNS INTO A SEAL) 8/50
SURUSIQ NATSIARUQTUQ (THE BOY TURNS INTO A SEAL) 8/50
CD18-06
stonecut
20.5 x 21.9 in.
$700 CAD


Born May 27, 1963, Ningiukulu is the daughter of Joanasie Salomonie (deceased) and his wife
Kanajuk. Her father, Joanasie, was much loved in Cape Dorset for his sense of humour, mischief
and compassion. Ningiukulu works full-time for the department of Housing in Cape Dorset, and
devotes her spare time to her family and whatever time she can to her drawing, which she does
at home. Her husband, Simeonie Teevee is a musician and plays with his band at community
events in Cape Dorset and at music festivals around Nunavut.

Ningiukulu is one of the most versatile and intelligent graphic artists to emerge from the Kinngait
Studios. In the the fall of 2009, Ningiukulu’s first children’s book was published by Groundwood
Books (A division of House of Anasi Press). Entitled Alego, it is an autobiographical story of a
young girl named Alego who goes clam-digging with her grandmother for the first time and, along
with the way discovers all the wonders of the seashore. The book was short-listed for the
Governor General’s Literary Award for children’s illustration.

Since her first prints appeared in the collection in 2004, Ningiukulu has been one of Kinngait’s
studio’s most celebrated artists. She has a comprehensive knowledge of Inuit legends and a fine
sense of design and composition. These elements that have made many of her prints highly
sought after by collectors. Ningiukulu has had numerous solo shows of her bold and resplendent
drawing and some of her work has been featured on exhibitions in major public galleries and
museums.

Born on May 27, 1963 in Cape Dorset, NU. Nationality is Inuit

Exhibitions

2018 Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2017 CANADA 150, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2017 Cape Dorset Graphics, (annual collection) (illustrated catalogue)
2015 Beyond the Surface, Drawings by Ningeokuluk Teevee, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
2015 Over the Top, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2015 Stonecut to Sugar-lift, Inuit Prints From the 1960’s to the Present, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2015 15 Years: Kinngait 2000 – 2015, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2015 Contemporary North II, Madrona Gallery, Victoria, BC
2015 Cape Dorset Graphics, (annual collection) (illustrated catalogue)
2014 Recent Drawings by Ningeokukluk Teevee, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2014 New Voices from the New North, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
2014 Cape Dorset: New Generation, Willocks and Sax Gallery, Banff, AB
2014 Views from the North: Original Drawings from Cape Dorset, Alaska on Madison, New York, NY
2014 Skin Deep, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON
2014 Cape Dorset and Points South, Theo Gantz Studio, Beacon, NY
2014 Cape Dorset Graphics, (annual collection) (illustrated catalogue)
2013 Of Stories Past: An exhibition of Original Drawings by Ningeokuluk Teevee, The Guild Shop, Toronto, ON
2013 Venture North: Drawings from Cape Dorset, Willocks and Sax Gallery, Banff, AB
2013 Where Do We Come From? What are We? Where are We Going? Identity in Contemporary Cape Dorset Art, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, ON
2013 Animal Power: Images in Contemporary Inuit Art, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2013 Dorset Seen, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON
2013 The Hand of the Artist, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2013 Sanaunguabik: Traditions and Transformations in Inuit Art, Enterprise Square Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2013 Cape Dorset Prints, Gallery 210, St. Louis, MO
2013 Toronto International Art Fair, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON
2013 Cape Dorset Graphics, (annual collection) (illustrated catalogue)
2012-2013 Telling Stories: Inuit Art from Cape Dorset, Toronto Pearson International Airport (Terminal 1), Toronto, ON
2012 Sky Ecchymosis: Part of the Series - Women of the Arctic, La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Montreal, PQ
2012 Colour, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2012 The Unexpected, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2012 Summer Show, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2012 Octopus Dreams: 200 Works on Paper by Contemporary Native American Artists, Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, Ekaterinburg, Russia
2012 Ice and Sand, Coombe Farm Gallery, Dartmouth, Devon, UK (illustrated catalogue)
2012 New Art from Cape Dorset, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
2012 Cape Dorset Graphics, (annual collection) (illustrated catalogue)
2011-2012 Women in Charge, Inuit Contemporary Women Artists, Museo Nazionale Preistorica Etnografica, “Luigi Pigorini”, Rome, Italy (illustrated catalogue)
2011-2012 New Art from Cape Dorset, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
2011 Dorset Large: Large Scale drawings from the Kinngait Studios, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON (illustrated catalogue)
2011 Fall Migration: A Selection of Birds in Sculpture, Prints and Drawings, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2011 Contemporary North: Drawings from Cape Dorset, Madrona Gallery, Victoria, BC
2011 Contemporary Reflections, The Canadian Guild of Craft, Montreal, PQ
2011 Cape Dorset Graphics, (annual collection) (illustrated catalogue)
2010-2011 Ningeokuluk Teevee – Recent Drawings, Elca London Gallery, Montreal, PQ
2010 Ningeokuluk Teevee Drawings, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
2010 Ningeokuluk Teevee, Nunavut Gallery, Winnipeg, MB (illustrated brochure)
2010 Patterns from Nature – Drawings by Ningeokuluk Teevee, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2010 Ningeokuluk Teevee Drawings, Albers Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010 Facing Forward – New Works from Kinngait Studios, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2010 Nipirasait: Many Voices, Inuit Prints from Cape Dorset, The Canadian Embassy Art Gallery, Washington, DC
2010 Inuit Sculptures and Drawings, The Canadian Guild of Crafts, Montreal, PQ
2010 Cape Dorset Graphics, (annual collection) (illustrated catalogue)
2009-2010 Arctic Spirit: 50th Anniversary of Cape Dorset’s Kinngait Studios, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
2009-2010 Uuturautiit: Cape Dorset Celebrates 50 Years of Printmaking, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON (illustrated catalogue)
2009-2010 Nunannguaq: In the Likeness of the Earth, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, ON
2009 Summer Celebration, Images of the North, San Francisco, CA
2009 Cape Dorset Graphics, (annual collection) (illustrated catalogue)
2008 Arctic Wind – An Expression of Naturalism, Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2008 Cape Dorset Graphics, (annual collection) (illustrated catalogue)
2007 Cape Dorset Graphics, (annual collection) (illustrated catalogue)
2006 Ningeokuluk Teevee: Drawings, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2006 Landscape: Contemporary Inuit Drawings, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2006 Cape Dorset Graphics, (annual collection) (illustrated catalogue)
2005 Cape Dorset Graphics, (annual collection) (illustrated catalogue)
2004 Cape Dorset Graphics, (annual collection) (illustrated catalogue)

Collections

Art Gallery of Ontario
National Gallery of Canada
Canadian Museum of Civilization

Publications

Radio Canada International
RCI VISION,, THE UP AND COMER,,NINGEOKULUK
From the series, Eye on the Arctic, 2010

2009 Alego published by Groundwood Books

Ryan, Leslie Boyd
CAPE DORSET PRINTS: A Retrospective, Pomegranate, San Francisco, California,
U.S.A., 2007.

Credits

In 2009, Ningeokuluk’s first children’s book, Alego was short listed for the Governor General’s Literary Award for children’s illustration