Shuvinai Ashoona

Based in Kinngait (Cape Dorset, NU), Shuvinai Ashoona is a third-generation Inuit artist. Working with pencil and ink on paper, Shuvinai Ashoona creates fantastical scenes and imaginary creatures addressing themes such as contemporary life in the North, the contact with the southern industrial society, and her experiences as a woman and artist. Her work has caught the attention of major museums and collectors worldwide and has been exhibited extensively in Canada and internationally. Shuvinai Ashoona has received multiple awards acknowledging her outstanding contribution to Canadian visual arts and contemporary Inuit art.