Recent Drawings by Ningiukulu Teevee opened on March 17th, 2018 at Feheley Fine Arts—an exhibition showcasing twenty-seven of Teevee’s latest portraits on paper.
The exhibition includes a variety of works on paper. Several portraits are drawn in pastel on thick black paper, a combination Teevee uses to boldly carve out her subjects. Juxtaposing these works, Teevee also uses ink and coloured pencil on white paper to render her subjects more delicately.
Ningiukulu Teevee is one of the Kinngait (Cape Dorset) studio’s most celebrated artists. Her children’s book, Alego, was nominated for the 2009 Governor General’s Literary award in Children’s Literature – Illustration. Teevee also possesses a deep understanding of Inuit legends which reveals itself in her work.
From traditional mythology, to technology and contemporary life in the North, Teevee’s portraits capture the hybridity of both Inuit and Canadian identity.