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 Pauojoungie Saggiak
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
Born in 1959 in Iqaluit, Pauojoungie is the daughter of Inooki and Qimirpikuluk Oqutaq. She has a sister Napatchie and two brothers Lasaloosie and Niviaqsi. Growing up she lived in various camps, the last one being just southeast of Cape Dorset. It is here that Pauojoungie had an opportunity to see all manner of birds and animals which she enjoyed so much that she began drawing wildlife.
Pauojoungie and her family moved to the Cape Dorset community in the 1970s. At Kinngait Studios she became inspired by the work of other graphic artists, and this is where her work became adapted for the print medium. Pauojoungie’s highly accomplished work is characterized by bold lines and blocks of open heightened colours. Her compositions are distilled to their essence, which showcases an intuitive understanding of the subject matter.
Born on 1959 in Iqaluit, NU. Nationality is Inuit
2019 Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2018 Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2016 Cape Dorset Graphics Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON