Ooloosie Saila

    Born in Iqaluit (NU), Ooloosie Saila is an emerging artist working in the Kinngait Studios (Cape Dorset, NU) since 2015. Granddaughter of Pauta Saila (1916-2009)—a renowned sculptor and graphic artist—Ooloosie Saila began to draw at a young age, strongly inspired by her occasional visits to the home of her friend’s grandmother, celebrated artist Kenojuak Ashevak. Often depicting northern landscapes, her drawings and prints are characterized by their intricate details, a combination of vibrant colours, and textures. In addition to being in the collection of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (QC), her work has been exhibited across Canada and abroad.