Ning Ashoona

Born and raised on the land in Saturituk, Ning Ashoona is one of the only few full-time female carvers based in Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU. She learned carving using hand tools by watching her grandparents, who were both established carvers. Inspired by Arctic wildlife and her childhood on the land, much of Ashoona’s work depicts animals at play. Ashoona’s favourite subject was the loon, observing them on the water and on land. Her work has been exhibited in Canada and abroad at institutions such as the Albers Gallery of Inuit Art, San Francisco (USA) and the Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, BC.