Born in Iqalugajuk, Siassie Kenneally now lives and works in Cape Dorset. Kenneally’s talents undoubtedly stem from a family lineage of legendary artists; she is the daughter of Qaqaq Ashoona and Mayureak Ashoona, the granddaughter of Pitseolak Ashoona, and the cousin of Shuvinai Ashoona and Annie Pootoogook.

Kenneally started drawing in 2004, and was originally interested in portraying traditional Inuit iconography through her works of art. Recently, her drawings have undergone a shift and have become more realistic. Today, her detailed graphic works revolve around storytelling, often capturing the people from her community and documenting memories of her own experiences.

Her drawings were featured in Ashoona: The Third Wave at the Art Gallery of Alberta in 2006 and in Three Cousins at Feheley Fine Arts in 2007.

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2014 A New Perspective
Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, ON

2009 Artist Works
Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, ON

2008 Breaking Ground: New Oil Stick From Cape Dorset
Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, ON

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

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

Fisher, Kyra Vladykov. Guide to Cape Dorset Artists. Cape Dorset: Municipality of Cape Dorset, 2008.

Lewin, Michelle. “Breaking Ground: Oil Stick Drawings from Cape Dorset,” in Inuit Art Quarterly. 24:1 (Spring 2009): 24 – 32.


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