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

Shuvinai Ashoona: Woven Thoughts

Exhibition opened September 19, 2014 Shuvinai Ashoona, from Cape Dorset, Nunavut, is one of the few Inuit artists working today that has successfully managed to bridge the worlds of Inuit art with the imaginations of contemporary art lovers. Her drawings have been seen internationally in large group exhibitions, most recently in SITElines Santa Fe: Unsettled Landscapes. Shuvinai’s ability to capture … Read More

Shuvinai Ashoona and Ohotaq Mikkigak selected for SITElines 2014

Congratulations to Inuit artists Shuvinai Ashoona and Ohotaq Mikkigak who will be represented at SITElines 2014: Unsettled Landscapes. A combination of existing works and new commissions, SITE Santa Fe selected 45 promising contemporary artists to participate in the “reimagined biennial exhibition series“. SITElines will take place from July 20, 2014 – January 11, 2015.

Shuvinai Ashoona: Shuvinai’s World(s)

Exhibition opened September 15, 2012 From her earliest works, the art of Shuvinai Ashoona has been informed by the influences of community, history and personal experience, and the spiritual connections made through memory, story and fantasy. Over time, the emerging field against which these influences played out has been the rock strewn shore of Cape Dorset, which for millennia has … Read More

Breaking Ground: New Oil Stick Drawings from Cape Dorset

Exhibition opened October 22, 2008 This exhibition “breaks ground” in a number of ways. First, the medium of oil stick is still a very recent innovation for Inuit artists. It was introduced in Cape Dorset in the late 1990s by Montreal-based artist Ludmilla (Mewa) Armata, who coaxed some remarkable work from senior artists such as Mayureak Ashoona and Sheojuk Etidlooie. … Read More

Earth & Sky: Shuvinai Ashoona and John Noestheden

Exhibition opened June 3, 2008 In February 2008, Canadian artists Shuvinai Ashoona and John Noestheden were invited by Wayne Baerwaldt to Calgary’s Illingworth Kerr Gallery, at the Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD). Shuvinai and John were brought together in order to collaborate on a drawing measuring 28x488cm that would be reproduced to scale on a 6x43m horizontal outdoor … Read More

3 Cousins: Annie Pootoogook, Shuvinai Ashoona, Siassie Kenneally

Exhibition opened June 2, 2007 Three artists share their view of the world through original drawings of land, food, dwellings, family, friends and celebrations. They find inspiration in their own experiences and environments, be it the North and their home community of Cape Dorset on Baffin Island, or travelling abroad and documenting the adventure. Annie Pootoogook, Shuvinai Ashoona, and Siassie … Read More


Exhibition opened June 3, 2004 Cape Dorset is a centre of artistic excellence, internationally renowned for finely finished sculpture and confident graphics. It is not the sheer quantity of art produced in Dorset, but the quality which is legendary. Hold your breath while handling a fragile loon by Sheokjuk Oqutaq or a spirit composition by Tukiki Manomie. Admire the Audubon-like … Read More