“Kenojuak Ashevak – To Make Something Beautiful” Collector’s talk

Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashevak, over her lifetime, became a national and international art star; Companion of the Order of Canada, and the holder of two honorary degrees, as well as the subject of several books and films. She was born in a camp near Kinngait in 1927. The exhibition, Kenojuak Ashevak: To Make Something Beautiful features incredibly rare and coveted … Read More

Kenojuak Ashevak – To Make Something Beautiful

Exhibition opened October 17, 2023 “For my subject matter I don’t start off and pick a subject as such; that’s not my way of addressing a drawing. My way of doing it is to start without a preconceived plan of exactly what I am going to execute in full, and so I come up with a small part of it … Read More

Kenojuak Ashevak: Queen of Canadian Art

This blog comes from a two-part series from guest writer, Edd Guarino. Edd is an established contemporary art collector, specializing in Native American and Inuit Art. For art lovers and collectors worldwide, Kenojuak Ashevak’s prints are the face of both Inuit and contemporary Canadian art.  Though famous for her prints, Kenojuak produced art in a variety of other media such … Read More

Kenojuak Ashevak: A Collector’s View

Even when she was well into her eighties, Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashevak (usually simply referred to as Kenojuak) continued to produce powerful images that were always fresh and surprising.  Her unique vision made her one of Canada’s most important contemporary artists whose work is sought after by museums and collectors worldwide.  Her body of work ranges from highly stylized representational … Read More

Glowing in the Winter Light

Exhibition opened April 7, 2022 Feheley Fine Arts is pleased to present a selection of stained glass works, recently re-released from the Kinngait Studio archives. Made between 2005-2009, these fine works of colourful glass take the bold graphic images of Kinngait’s foremost artists, and translate them into a beautifully delicate art form. Glowing in the Winter Light features works by … Read More

My personal cultural moment of the year – OPINION

December 2019 By Joel Sears, Feheley Writer I grew up with a Kenojuak Ashevak lithograph hanging on the wall. It’s still there in my mother’s dining room. But I never fully appreciated the subtle power of Inuit art until I started working with Pat Feheley. It has been a real joy to be able to see this art through Pat’s … Read More

Kenojuak Ashevak

Exhibition opened October 16, 2018 A cultural ambassador for the art of Canada, Kenojuak Ashevak was an award-winning artist exhibited worldwide. Born in 1927, she was an early participant at the graphics studio in Kinngait and quickly established herself as the most successful artist from the Arctic; her works are instantly recognizable. Among her many honours and achievements, she received … Read More

Kenojuak Ashevak’s upcoming exhibition

Feheley Fine Arts is happy to present the long-awaited retrospective exhibition of Kenojuak Ashevak‘s works, including sculpture, prints, and drawings spanning her fifty-year artistic career. Since she began her practice in the 1950s, Ashevak experimented with a diverse range of mediums, including etching and engraving, lithography, etching and aquatint, and even glass. She is best known for her graphic and … Read More

Pat Feheley at the AGO discussing the art of Kenojuak Ashevak

As a part of the Close Encounters Series, Pat Feheley was invited to the Art Gallery of Ontario on January 29 to discuss the art and career of the late Kenojuak Ashevak. If you missed the talk, you can watch her on the AGO’s live stream below.

Kenojuak Ashevak memorial

The internationally renowned Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashevak passed away on January 8th, 2013. Pat Feheley, a good friend of the artist, hosted a memorial service to commemorate the anniversary of her passing. Kenojuak Ashevak’s signature style and bold, colourful artwork was well-awarded; she was appointed to the Order of Canada in 1967, elected a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of … 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

Kenojuak and Onward

Exhibition opened November 6, 2004 Generations Series The very existence of our recurring ‘Generations’ series suggests a profound trend toward the artistic within Inuit families. Questions are tantalizing: Does artistic talent run in the blood, or is it culturally or socially determined? Why are there so many artists in a relatively small community such as Cape Dorset? Are there connecting … Read More