Annie Pootoogook, who comes from a long line of artists in Cape Dorset, began drawing in 1997. Within a decade Pootoogook became the catalyst for an explosion of creativity found in the drawings from Kinngait Studios in Cape Dorset.

Pootoogook’s drawings immediately challenged conventional expectations of ‘Inuit’ graphic art. An instinctive chronicler of her generation, Pootoogook creates drawings that are peppered with images of daily life: ATM cash machines and current events on television, Playboy-style eroticism, alcoholism and spousal abuse. Her immediate success drew the attention of art collectors at the same time as it signaled to her graphic artist colleagues in the North that there were no limits on subject matter and scale.

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2011 Annie Pootoogook: Kinngait Compositions
Agnes Etherington Art Centre
Kingston, ON

2007 – 2010 Annie Pootoogook
Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art and Design – Calgary, AB (International travelling exhibition)

2006 Annie Pootoogook
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery
Toronto, ON

2006 Annie Pootoogook: Reflections
Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, ON

2003 Annie Pootoogook – Moving Forward: Works on Paper
Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, ON

2012 Past Sobey Award Winners
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
Toronto, ON

2012 – 2013 Oh, Canada
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art
North Adams, MA

2012 Polar Shift
Museum London
London, ON

2011 Inuit Modern: The Samuel and Esther Sarick Collection
Art Gallery of Ontario
Toronto, ON

2009 – 2010 Uuturautiit: Cape Dorset Celebrates 50 Years of Printmaking
National Gallery of Canada
Ottawa, ON

2009 Shuvinai Ashoona & Annie Pootoogook
Pierre-Francois Ouellette Art Contemporain
Montreal, QC

2009 Shuvinai Ashoona & Annie Pootoogook: Recent Drawings
Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, ON

2007 Documenta 12
Kassel, Germany

2007 Annie Pootoogook, Shuvinai Ashoona, Siassie Kenneally: 3 Cousins
Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, ON

2005 Napachie Pootoogook & Annie Pootoogook – Windows on Kinngait
Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, ON

2001 The Unexpected
Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, ON

Acadia University
Art Gallery of Hamilton
Art Gallery of Ontario
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Canada Council Art Bank
Canadian Museum of History
Confederation Centre Art Gallery
Fidelity Investments Corporate Art Collection, Boston, MA
Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art and Design
MacDonald Stewart Art Centre
Mendel Art Gallery
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
National Gallery of Canada
2007 Invited to exhibit at Documenta 12 in Kassel, Germany
2007 Selected as a feature artist for the 2007 Montreal Biennale
2006 Winner of the 2006 Sobey Art Award, Canada
2006 Artist in Residence for Artists at Glenfiddich 2006, Scotland
2006 Documentary film entitled Annie Pootoogook premiered at Reel Artists Film Festival in Toronto. Directed by Marcia Connolly and produced by Site Media Inc.
Tiberini, Elvira Stefania. Annie e le alter, Artiste contemporanee di Cape Dorset. Rome: Centro d’Informazione e Stampa Universitaria, 2013

Banerjee, Subhankar (ed). Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point. New York:
Seven Stories Press, 2012.

Budak, Jasmine. “Where have you gone, Annie Pootoogook?” Up Here Magazine, June 2012.

Baerwaldt, Wayne, Nancy Campbell, Deborah Root. Annie Pootoogook. Calgary: Alberta College of Art and Design, 2007.

Cotter, Holland. “Postcards From Canada’s ‘New North’.” The New York Times, 23 July 2009, Art Review.

Lalonde, Christine, et. al. Uuturautiit: Cape Dorset Celebrates 50 Years of Printmaking. Ottawa,National Gallery of Canada, 2009.

Documenta Kassel 16/06 – 23/09 2007, Exhibition Catalogue, Kassel, 2007.

Campbell, Nancy. Annie Pootoogook. Toronto: The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, 2006

Milroy, Sarah. “Inuit Art Loses the Ookpik.” The Globe and Mail, 5 July 2006.

Whyte, Murray. “Northern Art Without Artifice: Artist depicts the pain and tedium of everyday life.” The Toronto Star, 25 June 2006.

Patricia Feheley, “The Art of Annie Pootoogook,” Inuit Art Quarterly, Summer 2004: 11.


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