Shuvinai Ashoona

Born in Kinngait (NU), Shuvinai Ashoona is a third-generation Inuit artist. Working with pencil and ink on paper, Ashoona creates fantastical scenes and imaginary creatures addressing themes such as contemporary life in the North and the contact with the southern industrial society, or 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. Ashoona has received multiple awards acknowledging her major contribution to Canadian visual arts and contemporary Inuit art.