Twelve by Twelve

Exhibition opened June 28, 2022 We are pleased to present the group exhibition Twelve by Twelve, featuring 12 stellar works by 12 great Inuit artists. Expertly selected by Pat Feheley herself, these works represent the breadth and diversity in style and subject presented by artists from the Canadian North. Artists in the show come primarily from Kinngait, Nunavut, with the … Read More

Shuvinai Ashoona at the 2022 Venice Biennale

Congratulations to Shuvinai Ashoona on her epic installation of drawings on view at the 2022 Venice Biennale. She was also awarded one of two special mentions for the Biennale’s Official Awards, alongside American artist Lynn Hershman Leeson. On Ashoona’s work, the jury commented: “Shuvinai Ashoona reveals in her drawings and paintings a profundity of indigenous Inuk cosmogonies. An existence in … Read More

Shuvinai Ashoona: Kinngait Visions

Exhibition opened October 23, 2021 After a nationwide touring solo exhibition, a feature in the Berlin Biennial, winning the Gershon Iskowitz Prize, and a subsequent retrospective at the Art Gallery of Ontario; Feheley Fine Arts is pleased to present an exhibition of stellar new drawings by Shuvinai Ashoona. Aptly titled Kinngait Visions, the exhibition brings together twenty-two recent works by … Read More

Shuvinai Ashoona at the AGO

Shuvinai Ashoona’s long-awaited solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario has opened in Toronto. Titled Shuvinai Ashoona – Beyond the Visible, a nod to the artist’s ability to translate the fantastical subjects otherwise invisible, the show presents a vibrant selection of primarily recent drawings. The exhibition is a result of the artist’s win of the 2018 Gershon Iskowitz Prize, … Read More

Patricia Feheley talks about “Curiosity” by Shuvinai Ashoona

Shuvinai Ashoona‘s extraordinary large-scale drawing Curiosity includes all of the elements for which the artist is best known. She depicts Kinngait from above where various creatures and absurdly placed animals walk and swim through the community. In signature fashion, Ashoona masterfully merges the real with the imagined: bowhead whales swim through the cemetery behind the Anglican church while tentacle monsters … Read More

Shuvinai Ashoona: Mapping Worlds travels to Prince Edward Island

Shuvinai Ashoona’s acclaimed solo exhibition Mapping Worlds is on the road! The show, which saw its first iteration at the Power Plant Contemporary Gallery in Toronto, is currently on view at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The best of Shuvinai’s oeuvre is on display: fantastical monsters, portraits of people from her community, imagery from … Read More

Inuit Art Renaissance

It’s not every day that you wake up to the front page of the Arts section of the Globe & Mail and come upon a three-page feature story on the resurgence of Inuit art. Clearly, we’re at a crossroads in the history of Inuit, with a new generation of artists, new approaches and subject matter that distinguishes it from the … Read More

Shuvinai Ashoona’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

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

Shuvinai Ashoona – Curiosities

On March 11th we opened Shuvinai Ashoona‘s latest show Curiosities. Continuing with Shuvinai’s constant exploration of imaginary scenes, this show taps into her familiar themes of globes, monsters, and traditional scenes along with the introduction of bones. Shuvinai was present for the exhibition along with Joemie Takpaungai, who assisted the artist translating some of her ideas in Inuktitut. After a … Read More

Shuvinai Ashoona’s Woven Thoughts at Feheley Fine Arts

Feheley Fine Arts is proud to present a new solo exhibition of recent drawings by Shuvinai Ashoona. Curated by Nancy Campbell, Woven Thoughts is drawn in the artist’s characteristic style, and features images that combine the real and the imaginative worlds of Shuvinai Ashoona.[singlepic=131]The artist’s work is continuously gaining momentum and exposure; her artwork has been exhibited alongside the work … Read More