Shuvinai’s Star Continues to Rise

How does an internationally recognized star remain so humble? There’s no question – Shuvinai Ashoona has broken through the ranks of contemporary art to emerge as a genuine star, not just among Inuit or Canadian artists, but on the international stage. We couldn’t be more delighted for her. To watch Shuvinai at the opening of her “We End Up Dreaming” … Read More

First Arts Announcement

A new company with the objective of expanding public awareness and engagement with Inuit and First Nations Art. Feheley Fine Arts is pleased to announce the creation of First Arts, the culmination of a shared effort by four of Canada’s most knowledgeable and internationally respected specialists in the fields of Inuit & First Nations art. Patricia Feheley is joined in this … Read More

Kiviuq Returns: With Shuvinai Ashoona in Attendance

In front of a packed house that included Shuvinai Ashoona, the Qaggiq Collective performed its riveting performance, Kiviuq Returns: An Inuit Epic. Directed by Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, the play itself is a magical and powerful combination of music, drumming, dance and storytelling. Despite the fact that the performance is entirely in Inuktitut without surtitles, the audience was enraptured and breathlessly … Read More

Artist Talk: Anna Gaby-Trotz

October was a very busy month for us here at Feheley Fine Arts, with the release of the 2018 Cape Dorset Print Collection, our very successful Quvianaqtuk Pudlat: Drawings show and Art Toronto. The evening of October 18th, though, was something special – a memorable night for all who attended. We were so pleased to host Anna Gaby-Trotz, artist and … Read More

Art Toronto – New Art. New Collectors. New Vibe.

The art community comes together.   This year’s installment of Art Toronto had a very different vibe. If you attend the show year after year, as we all do, it’s such a whirl that the years tend to blur together. That’s partly because of the sheer work involved in installing and reinstalling the booth every day. One look at the … Read More

Quvianaqtuq Pudlat – An Emerging Talent

His story is almost as compelling as his art. Quvianaqtuq Pudlat – Quvi to his friends – has broken through with his drawings and prints. And Inuit art lovers have certainly taken notice. Quvi’s talent and craft are on display in his striking compositions and impeccable drawing skills. What’s equally remarkable for a new graphic artist is that he’s only … Read More

Art Toronto – October 26-29, 2018

Contemporary art or Inuit art? As Canada’s premier international contemporary and modern art fair, Art Toronto has become appointment viewing for art enthusiasts since its inception in the year 2000. With more than 100 exhibitors, the show offers up a diverse range of styles from galleries, cultural institutions and individual artists around the world. Most notably, this is the art … Read More

2018 Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection

The 59th iteration of this landmark release arrives this month. Take a trip back in time to the late 1950s and you’ll find a very different perspective. Prior to the 1950s, the primary avenue for artistic expression among the Inuit was found in its decorative carvings and appliquéd designs on clothing and bags. Experimentation with printmaking began in the late … Read More

Liverpool Biennial

Annie Pootoogook’s legacy: her truth. Feheley’s own Elyse Jacobson had a homecoming of sorts while visiting the Liverpool Biennial. Elyse was retracing her own journey into Inuit art, originally inspired by Annie’s work. It is stunning to watch the rest of the world marvel at the raw expression of reality that’s at the root of all of Annie’s drawings – … Read More

Convergence North/South

An inspirational cross-cultural collaboration. Feheley Inuit Art was the host of its own North/South convergence on September 6th as the four artistic collaborators arrived from Ivujivik, Nunavik (Arctic Quebec) for the opening of this landmark exhibition. “This is the most unique collaboration I’ve ever seen.” – Pat Feheley The power of the exhibition comes not just from the bold, graphical … Read More