Shuvinai Ashoona’s dynamic compositions depict human figures, transformations and imaginary beings with cleverly hidden imagery using a wide colour spectrum.

Shuvinai Ashoona began to draw in the early 1990s. Although she was never formally trained, Ashoona’s family and the Kinngait Studios in Cape Dorset have provided her with a creative atmosphere. Her drawings are often a combination of reality and imagination in which she creates her own abstract outlook of Northern life. Through continuous experimentation with subject matter, Ashoona’s inventive drawings are consistently at the forefront of contemporary Inuit art.

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2015 Universal Cobra: Shuvinai Ashoona & Shary Boyle
Feheley Fine Arts and Pierre-Francois Ouellette art contemporain
Toronto and Montreal

2014 Shuvinai Ashoona: Woven Thoughts
Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, ON

2013 Takujaksait / Something to See
Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum
Iqaluit, NU

2012 Shuvinai’s World(s)
Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, ON

2012 Shuvinai Ashoona: Ground
MacKenzie Art Gallery
Regina, SK

2009 Shuvinai Ashoona Drawings
Carleton University Art Gallery
Ottawa, ON

2006 – 2007 Shuvinai Ashoona: Time Interrupted
Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, ON

2006 – 2007 Ashoona: Third Wave
Art Gallery of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

2014 – 2015 Shine a Light: Canadian Biennale 2014
National Gallery of Canada
Ottawa, ON

2014 Unsettled Landscapes
SITElines: New Perspectives on Art of the Americas
Santa Fe, NM

2013 Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art
National Gallery of Canada
Ottawa, ON

2013 Exploring Cape Dorset Art: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? Identity in Contemporary Cape Dorset Art
McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Kleinburg, ON

2012 Earth and Sky: Shuvinai Ashoona & John Noestheden
18th Biennale of Sydney
Sydney, Australia

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

2012 Sleep of Reason
Yukon Arts Centre
Whitehorse, Yukon

2012 Sky Ecchymosis: Women of the Arctic
La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse
Montréal, QC

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

2009 – 2010 Nunnanguaq: In the Likeness of the Earth
McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Kleinburg, ON

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

2009 Noise Ghost: Shary Boyle and Shuvinai Ashoona
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto
Toronto, ON

2008 Citysky: The Basel Project, Shuvinai Ashoona and John Noestheden
Basel, Switzerland and Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, ON

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

2005 Unique Visions
Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, ON

2001 Art by Women: An Investigation of Inuit Sculpture and Graphics
Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, ON

Art Gallery of Ontario
BMO Financial Group, Corporate Art Collection
Canada Council Art Bank
Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Fidelity Investments Corporate Art Collection, Boston, MA
George Brown College
Hart House Collection, University of Toronto
Macdonald Stewart Art Centre
MacKenzie Art Gallery
National Gallery of Canada
TD Bank Group Corporate Collection
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Campbell, Nancy. Noise Ghost. Toronto: Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, 2015.

McMaster, Gerald, Editor. Inuit Modern. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 2010.

Dyck, Sandra. Shuvinai Ashoona Drawings. Ottawa: Carleton University Art Gallery,
2009.

Boyd Ryan, Leslie, Editor. Cape Dorset Prints, A Retrospective.
Petaluma, CA: Pomegranate Communications, 2007.

Boyd Ryan, Leslie. “Their lives, Their Times.” In Three Women, Three Generations: Drawings by Pitseolak Ashoona, Napatchie Pootooook and Shuvinai Ashoona. Kleinburg: McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1999.


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