2020 Cape Dorset Graphics Collection

Includes Saimaiyu Akesuk, Pee Ashevak, Shuvinai Ashoona, Qavavau Manumie, Johnny Pootoogook, Malaija Pootoogook, Quvianaqtuk Pudlat, Nujalia Quvianaqtuliaq, Pauojoungie Saggiak, Kakulu Saggiaktok, Ooloosie Saila, Pitaloosie Saila, Sita Saila, Nicotye Samayualie, Padloo Samayualie, Ningiukulu Teevee
Saturday, October 17, 2020

Showing Malaija Pootoogook

2020 Cape Dorset Graphics Collection

The West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative in Kinngait/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. --Dorset Fine Arts

RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED - Canada House Gallery will have 2 editions of each print

NUNAVUT VAMPIRE
NUNAVUT VAMPIRE
CD20-06
stonecut, rice paper
15.1 x 18.5 in.
$500 CAD
Artist Studio

MOSAIC BIRD
MOSAIC BIRD
CD20-05
etching, aquatint
22.4 x 24.8 in.
$600 CAD
Artist Studio

“I enjoy drawing the different kinds of birds. I like to watch them fly; the look so peaceful and free.”

Born in 1971 in Iqaluit, Malaija has been surrounded by the many artists in her family. Her father Paulassie, was highly regarded as a sculptor and her brother, Mosesee, is a stone carver and another brother Itee Pootoogook (deceased) is well known for his contemporary drawings. Inspired by the work of her great-grandmother, the late Pitseolak Ashoona, Malaija completed her first drawing in 1994 and continues to function primarily as a graphic artist.

Malaija Pootoogook is primarily a graphic artist. She did her first drawing in 1994, inspired by the work of her great-grandmother, the late Pitseolak Ashoona. She was represented in the annual print collection for the first time in 2011 with two affecting images of the Arctic Owl. Expressive and monumental depictions of birds and Arctic wildlife are a continuing theme in her work.

Born on 1971 in Iqaluit, NU. Nationality is Inuit

Exhibitions

2017 Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON (illustrated catalogue)
2014 Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON (illustrated catalogue)
2013 Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON (illustrated catalogue)
2012 Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON (illustrated catalogue)
2011 Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON (illustrated catalogue)