Kavavaow Mannomee was born in Brandon, MB and now lives with his wife and son Peter in Cape Dorset, NU. Kavavaow has demonstrated a range of stylistic abilities over the years - from the very literal to the more expressive. His thematic concerns include depictions of Inuit legends and mythology, Arctic wildlife and an interest in some of the more contemporary aspects of Inuit life. Mannomee is the latest among the second generation to attract critical acclaim from the contemporary arts audience in the south. He and Shuvinai Ashoona have been profiled, along with Nick Sikkuark of Gjoa Haven, in the arts magazine Border Crossings. He travelled to Toronto in June of last year for his first solo exhibition of original drawings, and this year to Vancouver for another exhibition featuring his contemporary work. For several years Mannomee has worked for the Kinngait Studios as a printmaker, first in the lithography studio and more recently in the stone cut studio. He is an accomplished and precise printmaker who enjoys the opportunity to demonstrate printmaking techniques to young artists and visitors to the studio.
Dark Fantasy, 2008
Main Exhibition Site