Joanasie Manning

Born and living in Kinngait (Cape Dorset, NU), Joanasie Manning is an established Inuk sculptor. Learning from his grandfather, the renowned carver Osuitok Ipeelee, from whom he still draws his inspiration, Joanasie Manning began carving at the age of twenty. Known for his depictions of owls characterized by angular forms, his style has evolved and is becoming stronger and stronger. The artist pays close attention to the striations of the serpentine stone, which he skillfully uses to create texture and plumage for his pieces. His work has been exhibited nationally and is held in various collections, including those of the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge (England) and the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Philadelphia, USA).