Born in Iqalugajuk, Siassie Kenneally lived and worked in Kinngait (Cape Dorset). Her 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.

Siassie started drawing in 2004, originally interested in portraying traditional Inuit iconography through her works of art. Her drawings then underwent a shift toward realism. Her later detailed graphic works revolved around storytelling, often capturing the people from her community and documenting memories of her own experiences.

Siassie’s 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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