Kudluajuk Ashoona : Oeuvres inédites

Kudluajuk Ashoona: Unseen Works

February 7 to 19, 2023

Enter the world of Inuk graphic artist Kudluajuk Ashoona (1958-2019) in our window exhibition. Kudluajuk Ashoona, originally from Kinngait (Cape Dorset, Nunavut), made her mark on the contemporary art world through her drawings documenting modern day life in the North. Her realistic works are inspired by her personal experiences and photographic scenes taken in the 1970s and 1980s. Her works illustrate leisure activities, community gatherings, painful memories, as well as the cultural influences of the South.

About the artist

Kudluajuk Ashoona is the mother of renowned artists Nicotye Samayualie and Padloo Samayualie. The artist's work has been included in the Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection since 2014 and has been included in solo and group exhibitions. Her work is in the collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery (MB) as well as numerous private collections.

Work: Kudluajuk Ashoona, Ex Wildlife Officer Married to Napache Ottotaq, 2015.