Shuvinai Ashoona

 

 

Shuvinai Ashoona

Shuvinai Ashoona was born in Cape Dorset, NU, and began drawing in 1995. Ashoona's work was first included in the Cape Dorset annual print collection in 1997, with two small dry-point etchings entitled Interior (1997-33) and Settlement (1997-34). Since then, she has become a committed and prolific graphic artist, working daily in the Kinngait Studios. Her impressive sensibility for the landscape around the community of Cape Dorset has attracted the attention of several notable private galleries, as well as public institutions such as the McMichael Canadian Collection's 1999 exhibition entitled Three Women, Three Generations. Her most recent exhibition presented her work alongside Toronto-based artist Shari Boyle at the Justina Barnicke Gallery at Hart House in Toronto. Ashoona is also the subject of a documentary art film to be released next year.

WORK
Untitled (Rock Lines with Animal Forms), 2003
Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery; Acquired with funds from the Winnipeg Rh Foundation Inc., 2004-75

Untitled (Chapel), 2004
Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery; Acquired with funds from the Winnipeg Rh Foundation Inc., 2004-74

LOCATION
Winnipeg Art Gallery
 
Shuvinai Ashoona, Canadian, Cape Dorset, b. 1961, Untitled (Chapel), 2004, felt-tip pen; coloured pencil on paper, 66.3 x 50.8 cm Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery; Acquired with funds from the Winnipeg Rh Foundation Inc., 2004-74

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