Itee Pootoogook’s Photographic Memories

Exhibition opened July 19, 2019 Artist Itee Pootoogook (1951–2014) was known as Kinngait Studios’ most meticulous draftsman. Born in Lake Harbour (Kimmirut), Pootoogook moved with his family to Cape Dorset (Kinngait) as a young child in the late-1950s. Like many, he was born into an artistic family: established carver Paulassie Pootoogook was his father and artists Kananginak, Eegevudluk, and photographer … Read More

Passing of Itee Pootoogook

It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Inuit artist and our dear friend, Itee Pootoogook. He died in Iqaluit on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 at the age of 63 after a long struggle with cancer. He will be dearly missed. Pootoogook was born in Kimmirut (formerly Lake Harbour) on southern Baffin Island in 1951, and … Read More

Itee Pootoogook’s “Itee’s Kinngait” has left the building

Itee Pootoogook‘s most recent exhibition “Itee’s Kinngait“ at Feheley Fine Arts, was a great success! Despite the opening being on a wet and gloomy Saturday afternoon, there was a large turnout to view Itee’s most recent contemporary landscapes. The opening remarks, given by writer Sarah Milroy, captivated the group and were followed by an question-and-answer period with the artist. Watch … Read More

Itee Pootoogook: Itee’s Kinngait

Exhibition opened September 21, 2013 In 1972 the National Film Board of Canada established an animation workshop in the unlikeliest of places: Cape Dorset. Just over eight minutes into the workshop’s lauded first release, Animation from Cape Dorset (1973), a hand-written title card announces a segment entitled, “New photos by Itee Pootoogook and directed by same person.”[1] Pootoogook was then … Read More

Opening soon: Itee Pootogook’s “Itee’s Kinngait”

Feheley Fine Arts is proud to host Toronto’s return of artist Itee Pootoogook with his most recent solo exhibition, Itee’s Kinngait. The exhibition directly relates to the Cape Dorset region where Itee resides, and it is evident that the northern landscape and his local community significantly influenced his bright and colourful drawings. Itee Pootoogook has a long history with Feheley … Read More

Sarah Milroy talks about Itee Pootoogook’s “Itee’s Kinngait”

Feheley Fine Arts held the exhibition Itee’s Kinngait from September 21 – October 10, 2013. The show featured new drawings by Kinngait artist Itee Pootoogook (1951–2014), based on photographs taken by his colleagues Bill Ritchie and Tim Pitsiulak. Pootoogook’s coloured pencil and ink drawings were completed in a photorealist style, emulating the medium of his original source material. As part … Read More

Dorset Large: Large-scale Drawings from the Kinngait Studios

Exhibition opened June 10, 2011 The phenomenon of large scale drawings coming out of the community of Cape Dorset has attracted much interest by collectors and museums in the past few years. The initial offering of large format paper to the arctic community of Cape Dorset has been relatively recent. William (Bill) Ritchie, Studio Manager of the Kinngait Studios in … Read More

Itee Pootoogook: An Arctic Lens

Exhibition opened October 15, 2010 Although Itee Pootoogook is an emerging graphic artist, his career began many years ago. He was a carver in the 1970s and in the 1980s sold his first drawing to Terry Ryan, then manager of the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative. It has not been until the last five years that Itee has focused his work … Read More