Qavavau Manumie

Born in Brandon (MB) but now based in Kinngait (Cape Dorset, NU), Qavavau Manumie is a successful printmaking and drawing artist. He started drawing as a teenager and began working in printmaking in the 1980s at the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative. His contemporary prints are often humorous and whimsical, inspired by nature and the artist's vivid imagination. Since 1990, his work has been included in most Cape Dorset Annual Print Collections, besides being widely exhibited and part of numerous museums such as the Canadian Museum of History, the National Gallery of Canada and the Ackland Art Museum in North Carolina.