Born in Brandon, Manitoba, Qavavau Manumie is known for his intricate compositions in ink and colored pencil, as well as his printmaking. His work demonstrates a range of stylistic abilities – from the very literal to the more expressive. His thematic concerns include depictions of Inuit legends and mythology, Arctic wildlife and illustrations of some of the more contemporary aspects of Inuit life.

For several years Qavavau has been involved in the co-operative’s graphic arts program as a printmaker: first in the lithography studio and more recently in the stonecut shops. He is an accomplished and precise printmaker who enjoys the opportunity to demonstrate printmaking techniques to young artists and visitors to the studio. His representations have been featured in the annual graphics collection numerous times. The artist lives with his wife and son in Cape Dorset.

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2008 Kavavaow Mannomee: Original Drawings
Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, Ontario

2005 Birds and Spirits: Drawings by Qavavau
Albers Gallery
San Franciso, California

2003 Kavavaow Mannomee Drawings
Albers Gallery
San Francisco, California, U.S.A

1994 Kavavaow Mannomee-Original Drawings
Albers Gallery
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

2005 Unique Visions
Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto

2004 Sanaasimasiatok: Fine Works
Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto

2004 Four Seasons: Cyclical Events of the Inuit Year
Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto

2002 The Unexpected
Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto

1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 Small Sculptures by Great Artists
Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto

Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Ryan, Leslie Boyd, ed. Cape Dorset Prints: A Retrospective. San Francisco: Pomegranate, 2007.

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