Joe Jaw Ashoona

Born on Baffin Island (NU), Joe Jaw Ashoona was introduced to the art world at an early age by his parents, Goota Ashoona and Bob Kussy. As a member of one of the most successful Inuit art families, he takes influence and inspiration from them in his sculptures made of soapstone and whalebone. He has his own carving style and prefers the subjects of Inuit shamanic, stories, and polar bears. Working alongside his parents, as an urban Inuit, has strengthened and provided opportunities that have set Joe Jaw Ashoona apart from his counterparts in the communities. ​His work is part of many private and corporate collections across Canada