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Kenojuak Ashevak (1927-2013)

Professions: Sculptor

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  • KENOJUAK ASHEVAK (1927-), E7-1035, Cape Dorset

  • KENOJUAK ASHEVAK (1927-), RABBIT EATING SEAWEED, skin stencil (unframed), 9" x 24" - 22.9 x 61 cm.

  • Inuit Art: KENOJUAK ASHEVAK (1927-), E7-1035, Cape

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Kenojuak Ashevak Biography

KENOJUAK ASHEVAK
(KENOYUAK; KINOAJUAK; KENOAJUAK)

Born: October, 1927 Female E7-1035
Place of Birth: Ikerrasak
Resides: Cape Dorset
Drawings, Prints, Sculpture, Crafts

" I just take these things out of my thoghts, and out of my
imagination, and I don't really give any weight to the idea of its
being an image of something. In other words I am not trying to
show what anything looks like in the material world. I am just
concentrating on placing it down on paper in a way that is
pleasing to my own eye, whether it has anything to do with
subjective reality or not. And that is how I have always tried to make my images and that
is still how I do it and I haven't really thought about it any other way than that.
That is just my style, and that is the way I started and that is the way I am today."

Kenojuak, from an interview with Jean Blodgett 1980


" Drawing out of your imagination is a lot better to me anyway. What you see
in your head, is what you try to put on drawing...I try to make my drawings
look attractive enough."
Kenojuak, from an interview with
Odette Leroux 1991

EXHIBITIONS:

1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, Cape Dorset Graphics
1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, (annual collection)
1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, (illustrated catalogue)
1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980,
1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985,
1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991,
1992, 1993, 1994, 1995

January - February 1963 ART ESKIMO
Galerie de France
Paris, France
(illustrated catalogue)

September 1965 Contemporary Inuit Art at the National Gallery of Canada
National Gallery of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario



1967 The Eskimo Art Collection of the
Toronto-Dominion Bank
Toronto-Dominion Bank
Toronto, Ontario
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)

1967 Inoonoot Eskima: Grafik och Skulptur fran
Cape Dorset och Povungnituk
Konstframjandet
Stockholm, Sweden
(catalogue)

January - February 1967 Cape Dorset - A Decade of Eskimo
Prints & Recent Sculpture
National Gallery of Canada,
in cooperation with the Canadian
Eskimo Art Committee
Ottawa, Ontario
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)

June - July 1967 4th National Burnaby Print Show
Burnaby Art Society
Burnaby, British Columbia

December 1967 Eskimo Prints
Agnes Etherington Art Centre,
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario

August - Sep 1968 Eskimo Sculpture, Eskimo Prints and
Paintings of Norval Morrisseau
Art Association of Newport
Newport, Rhode Island, U.S.A.
(illustrated catalogue)

May - June 1969 Eskimo Sculpture '69
Robertson Galleries
Ottawa, Ontario
(illustrated catalogue)


November - Dec1969 Eskimo Drawings Cape Dorset
Isaacs Gallery
Toronto, Ontario

1970 Graphic Art by Eskimos of Canada:
Second Collection
Cultural Affairs Division, Department
of External Affairs, Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)

1970 Graphic Art by Eskimos of Canada:
First Collection
Cultural Affairs Division, Department
of External Affairs, Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)

September - Oct 1970 The Woodget Collection of Eskimo Art
and Artifacts
Nova Scotia Museum of Fine Art
Halifax, Nova Scotia
(catalogue)

Sep- October 1970 Canadian Eskimo Arts Festival
Alaska Methodist University Galleries
Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A.
(illustrated catalogue)

1971 - 1973 Sculpture/Inuit: Masterworks of the
Canadian Arctic
Canadian Eskimo Arts Council
Ottawa, Ontario
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)

January - February 1971 The Art of the Eskimo
Simon Fraser Gallery,
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, British Columbia
(catalogue)

April 1971 Canadian Eskimo Sculpture
Canadian Embassy
Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

October - Nov 1971 Cape Dorset Sculpture
Saint Mary's University Art Gallery
Halifax, Nova Scotia
(catalogue)

October - Nov 1971 Canadian Eskimo Graphic Art and Sculpture
St. Mary's University Art Gallery
Halifax, Nova Scotia

January - March 1972 Eskimo Fantastic Art
Gallery 111, School of Art,
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)

February 1972 Beauty in Stone
The Arctic Circle
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

1973 The Tactile Eskimo Art Collection/
Collection de sculptures esquimaudes
appreciables par le toucher
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern
Development, in cooperation with the Canadian
National Institute for the Blind
Ottawa, Ontario
(tour)
(catalogue)

1973 Canadian Eskimo Lithographs: Third Collection
Presented under the auspices of the
Cultural Affairs Division of the
Department of External Affairs Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)


December 1973 - January 1974

Les Eskimos/De Eskimo's
Studio 44 - Passage 44
Brussels, Belgium
(illustrated catalogue)

February 1974 Prints, Drawings and Sculptures by
Kenojuak and Johnniebo
Nova Scotia Technical College
Halifax, Nova Scotia
(catalogue)

March - April 1974 Eskimo Wallhangings
McIntosh Gallery,
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario
(brochure)

April 1974 Eskimo Stone Sculpture, featuring Axangayuk,
Johnniebo, Kenojuak
The Arctic Circle
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

June - September 1974 Ulu/Inua: Form and Fantasy in Eskimo Art
Casino Gallery, Ravinia Park
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
(catalogue)

August 1974 Ten Masterworks Exhibition Artists
Gallery of the Arctic
Victoria, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)

October 1974 Arts of the Eskimo: Prints
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal
Montreal, Quebec
(illustrated catalogue)

October - Nov 1974 Eskimo Art
Queens Museum
Flushing, New York, U.S.A.
(illustrated catalogue)

1975 - 1979 We Lived by Animals/Nous Vivions
des Animaux
Department of Indian Affairs
and Northern Development in
cooperation with the Department
of External Affairs
Ottawa, Ontario
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)

March - July 1975 Art/Inuit/Art: The Rothmans Permanent
Collection of Eskimo Sculpture
Rothmans of Pall Mall Canada Ltd.
Toronto, Ontario
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)

December 1975 The Art of Eskimo Women: in
Sculpture, Prints, Wall-hangings
The Arctic Circle
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

December 1975 - February 1976

Cape Dorset Prints
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba

May - August 1976 Art Collection D'Art
Canadian Catholic Conference of Bishops
Ottawa, Ontario
(illustrated catalogue)

July - December 1976 Les Esquimaux hier...aujourd'hui
Musee d'ethnographie
Neufchatel, Switzerland
(catalogue)

Jan1977 - June 1982 The Inuit Print/L'estampe inuit
Department of Indian Affairs and
Northern Development and the
National Museum of Man
Ottawa, Ontario
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)


May 1977 Kenojuak/Oonark: Prints -
Wallhangings - Sculpture
Inukshuk Galleries
Waterloo, Ontario

September - Oct1977 The Eskimo Woman: her life and dreams
in prints and sculpture
The Arctic Circle
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

October - Nov 1978 Eskimo Art
Embankment Gallery
London, England
(illustrated catalogue)

November - Dec 1978 Polar Vision: Canadian Eskimo Graphics
Jerusalem Artists' House Museum
Jerusalem, Israel
(illustrated catalogue)

1979 - 1981 Cape Dorset Engravings
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern
Development
Ottawa, Ontario
(tour)
(brochure)

March - April 1979 Canadian Eskimo Art: a representative
exhibition from the collection of Professor
and Mrs. Philip Gray
Fine Arts Gallery, Montana State
University
Bozeman, Montana, U.S.A.
(catalogue)

July 1979 - May 1980 Inuit Art in the 1970s
Department of Indian Affairs
and Northern Development, and the
Agnes Etherington Art Centre
Kingston, Ontario
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)

July 1979 - Oct 1981 Images of the Inuit: from the Simon
Fraser Collection
Simon Fraser Gallery,
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, British Columbia
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)

October 1979 Sculpture of the Inuit: Masterwork
Exhibitors of the Canadian Arctic
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)

February - March 1980 Collectors' Choice - An Exhibition of
Important Inuit Sculpture
Waddington Galleries
Toronto, Ontario

March - April 1980 The Dorset Group of Four -
Drawings and Prints by Kenojuak,
Lucy, Parr and Pitseolak
Canadiana Galleries
Edmonton, Alberta

April - May 1980 The Klamer Family Collection of Inuit
Art from the Art Gallery of Ontario
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario
(illustrated catalogue)

February - March 1981 Return to Origins
The Arctic Circle
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

April - May 1981 Festival of Birds
The Arctic Circle
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

April 1981 - March 1982 Inuit Art: A Selection of Inuit Art from
the Collection of the National Museum of
Man, Ottawa, and the Rothmans Permanent
Collection of Inuit Sculpture, Canada
National Museum of Man, Ottawa and
Rothmans of Pall Mall Canada Ltd.
Toronto, Ontario
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)

June 1981 Prints and Drawings
National Gallery of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario

September 1981 The Year of the Bear
The Arctic Circle
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

October - Nov 1981 The Inuit Sea Goddess
Surrey Art Gallery,
(organized to complement the Musee
des beaux-arts de Montreal exhibit
of the same name)
Vancouver, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)

October 1981 - January 1983Cape Dorset Engravings
Department of Indian Affairs and
Northern Development, circulated
by the Art Gallery of Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
(tour)
(illustrated brochure)

October 1981 - February 1983

The Murray and Marguerite Vaughan Inuit
Print Collection
Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Fredericton, New Brunswick
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)

June 1982 Return to Origins II
The Arctic Circle
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

June - October 1982 Inuit Art from the Art Centre Collection
Macdonald Stewart Art Centre
Guelph, Ontario

December 1982 - January 1983

Noel au Chateau - Art inuit de la
collection Macdonald Stewart Art Centre
Macdonald Stewart Art Centre
Guelph, Ontario
presented at Chateau Dufresne
Montreal, Quebec

February - March 1983 Return of the Birds
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)

May 1983 - April 1985 Grasp Tight the Old Ways: Selections from
the Klamer Family Collection of Inuit Art
Art Gallery of Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)

June 1983 Return to Origins III
The Arctic Circle
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

October - Nov 1983 The Arctic/L'Artique
UNESCO
Paris, France
(illustrated catalogue)

October - Dec 1983 Inuit Masterworks: Selections from
the Collection of Indian and Northern
Affairs Canada
McMichael Canadian Collection
Kleinburg, Ontario

Nov 1983 - March 1985 Contemporary Indian and Inuit Art of Canada
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern
Development, Ottawa, presented at the
General Assembly Building, United Nations
New York, New York, U.S.A.
(tour)
(illustrated brochure)

Feb 1984 - June 1986 Arctic Vision: Art of the Canadian Inuit
Department of Indian Affairs and
Northern Development and Canadian
Arctic Producers
Ottawa, Ontario
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)

April 1984 Portfolio '83
Opening of an exhibition of printed works
by twelve Ottawa area artists and "Idea
of the North" prints by six members of
the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts
Ottawa, Ontario

June 1984 Demons and Spirits and those who
wrestled with them
The Arctic Circle
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

June - August 1984 Cape Dorset Prints: Twenty-Five Years
National Gallery of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario

October 1984 Images of the Far North
Studio Art Gallery,
State University of New York
Binghamton, New York, U.S.A.

November 1984 - February 1985

Stones, Bones, Cloth, and Paper:
Inuit Art in Edmonton Collections
Edmonton Art Gallery
Edmonton, Alberta

March - May 1985 Uumajut: Animal Imagery in Inuit Art
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(illustrated catalogue)

April - May 1985 Recent Acquisitions
(The Permanent Collection of Eskimo Prints)
Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec
Montreal, Quebec

May - 1985 Selections from the McMaster Art Gallery
Collection
McMaster Art Gallery
Hamilton, Ontario

May 1986 Premiere Exhibit of 1986
Page's Exclusive Eskimo Art
Agoura Hills, California, U.S.A.

May - June 1986 The Spirit of the Land
The Koffler Gallery
Toronto, Ontario
(illustrated brochure)

May - July 1986 Cape Dorset Through the Years: 25 Years of
Graphics and Sculpture
Arctic Artistry
Scarsdale, New York, U.S.A.

May - September 1986 From Drawing to Print: Perceptions and
Process in Cape Dorset Art
Glenbow Museum
Calgary, Alberta
(illustrated catalogue)

June 1986 New Beginnings: a celebration of Native
expression at the first Native Business
Summit
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, Ontario

July 1986 Baffin Island Sculpture
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)

July - September 1986 Contemporary Inuit Art
National Gallery of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
(illustrated brochure)

November 1986 Inuit Graphics Through the Year: Rare
Prints from the Arctic
Arctic Artistry
Scarsdale, New York, U.S.A.

November - Dec 1986 Cape Dorset Prints and Sculpture
McMaster Art Gallery
Hamilton, Ontario

May - June 1987 Inuit Graphics from the Past
Arctic Artistry
Scarsdale, New York, U.S.A.

September - Nov 1987 The Swinton Collection of Inuit Art
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(illustrated catalogue)

October - Nov 1987 1987 Eskimo Art
Franz Bader Gallery
Washington, DC, U.S.A.

November 1987 Inuit Traditions in Graphics: 1961-1987
Arctic Artistry
Hartsdale, New York, U.S.A.

Dec 1987 - March 1989 Contemporary Inuit Drawings
Macdonald Stewart Art Centre
Guelph, Ontario
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)

March - April 1988 Works on Paper from the Permanent
Collection of Inuit Art
Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec
Montreal, Quebec

March - April 1988 A Collector's Feast
Snow Goose Associates
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

April - May 1988 Exhibition of Original Drawings by
Three Inuit Artists from Cape Dorset:
Kenojuak Ashevak, Kananginak Pootoogook
and Eliyakota Samualie
Gallery Phillip
Don Mills, Ontario

June - July 1988 Early Cape Dorset Prints: Kenojuak, Pitseolak,
Lucy, Kananginak, Kopapik
Houston North Gallery
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

June - July 1988 Memories of Summers Past
Houston North Gallery
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

June - September 1988 The World Around Me
University of Lethbridge Art Gallery
Lethbridge, Alberta

October 1988 The Sculpture of Kenojuak Ashevak &
Joanassie Igiu
Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, Ontario
(illustrated catalogue)

November - Dec 1988 Inuit Women and their Art: Graphics
and Wallhangings
Gallery 210,
University of Missouri
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.
(illustrated brochure)

Nov 1988 - April 1989 Night Spirits: Cape Dorset 1960-1965
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba

December 1988 - 1989 Im Schatten der Sonne:Zeitgenossische Kunst
der Indianer und Eskimos in Kanada/In the
Shadow of the Sun:Contemporary Indian and Inuit
Art in Canada
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Ottawa, Ontario
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)

1989 - 1991 Flights of Fancy - Kenojuak Ashevak,
Lucy Qinnuayuak, Pitaloosie Saila
Art Gallery of Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
(tour)
(illustrated brochure)

January - February 1989 Images of the Far North
Arctic Artistry
(held at the Erie County Fairgrounds)
Hartsdale, New York, U.S.A.

February - April 1989 Spoken in Stone: an exhibition of
Inuit Art
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
Banff, Alberta
(tour)
(illustrated brochure)

March 1989 Kenojuak Ashevak, Eliyakota Samualie,
Aoudla Pudlat
Gallery Phillip
Don Mills, Ontario
(illustrated brochure)

May 1989 Spirit of the Birds
Gallery of the Arctic
Victoria, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)

May 1989 Birds: Sculpture from Cape Dorset
& Rock Ptarmigan Limited Edition
Print by Kananginak
The Guild Shop
Toronto, Ontario

June - July 1989 Cape Dorset Women Artists
Kenojuak, Pitaloosie and Lucy
Gallery Indigena
Stratford, Ontario

June - July 1989 Drawings of the 1960s from Cape Dorset
Feheley Fine Arts in association
with Gimpel Fils, London, England
Toronto, Ontario

June - July 1989 A New Day Dawning: Early Cape Dorset Prints
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.
(illustrated catalogue)

August - October 1989 Inuit Graphic Art from Indian
& Northern Affairs Canada
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba

October 1989 Art Inuit, Sculpture des Esquimaux
du Canada
Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai
at Galerie La Poutre, Marseille
France

1990 Inuit Art From the Glenbow Collection
Glenbow Museum
Calgary, Alberta

January - Sep 1990 Arctic Mirror
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Hull, Quebec

February - March 1990 Inuit Drawings
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)

May - August 1990 Selections from the McMaster Art Gallery
Collection
McMaster Art Gallery
Hamilton, Ontario

June - July 1990 Small Sculptures from across the
Canadian Arctic
Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, Ontario

June - September 1990 Inuit Graphics and Drawings from 1959-1990
Arctic Artistry
Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, U.S.A.

July 1990 Art Inuit
Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai
at Thonon les Bains
France

November - Dec 1990 Art Inuit: Autour de la Collection de Cape
Dorset 1990
Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai
at Centre Culturel Canadien
Paris, France

1991 Art/Facts
McMaster Art Gallery
Hamilton, Ontario

January 1991 Bears of the North
Snow Goose Associates
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

January 1991 Sojourns to Nunavut: Contemporary Inuit Art
from Canada
at Bunkamura Art Gallery, presented by the
University of British Columbia Museum of
Anthropology and The McMichael Canadian Art
Collection
Tokyo, Japan
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)


February - April 1991 Art Inuit
Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai
at Galerie Humbert
Nantes, France

March - April 1991 Estampes Inuit: Trois Graveurs de Cape Dorset
Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai
at Galerie Musepict
Marseille, France

April - May 1991 Art Inuit
Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai
at Palais de l'Europe
Le Touquet, France

May - June 1991 Art Inuit
Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai
at La Halle aux Bles
Saint Malo, France

July 1991 Art Inuit
Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai
at Chapelle de la Visitation
Thonon, France

July - August 1991 Glaciopolis: Art Inuit
Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai
at Maison de Pesey
Les Arcs, France

August - Sep1991 Art Inuit
Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai
at Galerie Akenaton
Troyes, France

October - Dec 1991 Estampes Inuit
Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai
at Galerie Christiane Flament
Paris, France

Nov - Dec 1991 Cape Dorset, First Generation Printers:
Engravings 1962-1963
Albers Gallery
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
(illustrated brochure)

November - Dec 1991 Art Inuit: Autour de la Collection de Cape
Dorset 1991
Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai
at Le Colombier
Ville D'Avray, France

Dec1991 - Mar 1992 In Cape Dorset We Do It This Way: Three Decades
of Inuit Printmaking
McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Kleinburg, Ontario
(illustrated catalogue)

February - April 1992 Art Inuit
Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai
at Galerie Montador
Dieppe, France

February - Sep1992 Inuit Art: Drawings and Recent Sculpture
National Gallery of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario

March - April 1992 Selections from the McMaster Art Gallery Collection
McMaster Art Gallery
Hamilton, Ontario

June - July 1992 Women of the North: An Exhibition
of art by Inuit Women of the
Canadian Arctic
Marion Scott Gallery
Vancouver, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)

June - October 1992 Nouveau Territoires...
350/500 Ans Apres, Presented at les maisons
de la culture Cote-des-Neiges, Notre-Dame-
de-Grace, and Rosemont-Petite Patrie
Montreal Recreation and Community
Development Service and les Ateliers
Visions Planetaire
Montreal, Quebec
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)

December 1992 Small Sculptures by Great Artists I
Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, Ontario

1993 - 1993 Arts from the Arctic
Anchorage Museum of History and Art
Anchorage, Alaska
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)

November - Dec 1993 Women Who Draw: 30 Years of Graphic
Art from the Canadian Arctic
Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, Ontario

Nov 1993 - Jan 1994 Contemporary Inuit Drawings
Muscarelle Museum of Art
College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.A.
(illustrated catalogue)

Nov 1993 - Mar1994 The Inuit Imagination
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba

March 1994 Patiently I Sing
Selections from the Tyler/Brooks Collection
Carleton University Art Gallery
Ottawa, Ontario
(illustrated catalogue)


May - June 1994 Share the Vision
Philadelphians Collect Inuit Art
Art Space Gallery
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

May - June 1994 Cape Dorset Revisited - a collection
of previously unreleased prints, exhibited
at selected commercial galleries, organized by
West Baffin Eskimo Co-op
Cape Dorset, Northwest Territories

May 1994 - July 1995 Cape Dorset Revisited
McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Kleinburg, Ontario
(illustrated catalogue)

July 1994 Arctic Spirit
35 Years of Canadian Inuit Art
Frye Art Museum
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

September - Oct 1994 Kunst van de Inuit Eskimo's
Gemeentelijk Kunstcentrum
Huis Hellemans
Edegem, Belgium
(illustrated brochure)

October - Nov 1994 Sculpture by Women
Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, Ontario
(illustrated brochure)

October 1994 - September 1995

Isumavut:The Artistic Expression
of Nine Cape Dorset Women
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Hull, Quebec
(illustrated catalogue)

November 1994 Creatures of the Sea and Snow
Snow Goose Associates
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

March - July 1995 Immaginario Inuit
Arte e cultura degli esquimesi canadesi
Galleria d'Arte Moderna
e Contemporanea
Verona, Italy
(illustrated catalogue)

April - Sep1995 Cape Dorset Impressions: Inuit
Stonecut and Stencil Print Techniques
National Gallery of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario

May - September 1995 Keeping Our Stories Alive:
An Exhibition of the Art and Crafts
from Dene and Inuit of Canada
Institute of American Indian Arts Museum
Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A.
(illustrated catalogue)

June 1995 Cape Dorset Engravings and Etchings
from the Sixties
Arctic Artistry
Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, U.S.A.

June 1995 - Feb 1996 Inuit Woman: Life and Legend in Art
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba

September 1995 Sedna: Spirit of the Sea
Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, Ontario

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

November - Dec 1967 Kenojuak Prints
National Library
Ottawa, Ontario

March 1971 Kenojuak Drawings
The Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art
Toronto, Ontario

June 1979 Kenojuak
Walter Phillips Gallery,
from the collection of Great-West
Life Assurance Company
Banff, Alberta

November 1979 Kenojuak Lithographs
Waddington Galleries
Toronto, Ontario

December 1980 Kenojuak Lithographs
Waddington Galleries
Montreal, Quebec

December 1980 Kenojuak Lithographs
Waddington Galleries
Toronto, Ontario

Sep- Oct 1982 Kenojuak: The Renowned Dorset Artist
Canadiana Galleries
Edmonton, Alberta

May 1983 Kenojuak: Original drawings and mixed
media
Waddington and Shiell Galleries Ltd.
Toronto, Ontario

January - Feb1986 Recent Drawings by Kenojuak
The Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art
Toronto, Ontario

January - May 1986 Kenojuak: A Retrospective Exhibition
McMichael Canadian Collection
Kleinburg, Ontario

February - March 1988 Kenojuak: Premier Graphic Artist of the
Arctic
Arctic Artistry
Hartsdale, New York, U.S.A.

August 1990 Kenojuak Drawings
Houston North Gallery
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
(brochure)

July - August 1994 Kenojuak Ashevak-Recent Drawings
Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, Ontario
(illustrated brochure)

March - April 1995 Kenojuak: Original Drawings
Albers Gallery
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

COLLECTIONS:

Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A.
Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A.
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia
Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario
Art Gallery of York University, Downsview, Ontario
Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario
Canadian Catholic Conference Art Collection, Ottawa, Ontario
Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec, Montreal, Quebec
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec
Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern Michigan College, Michigan, U.S.A.
Department of External Affairs, Ottawa, Ontario
Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta
Great-West Life Assurance Company, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Brown University, Bristol, Rhode Island, U.S.A.
Inuit Cultural Institute, Rankin Inlet, Northwest Territories
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario
Klamer Family Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
Laurentian University Museum and Arts Centre, Sudbury, Ontario
London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario
Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario
Macmillan-Bloedel Limited, Vancouver, British Columbia
Mark Osterlin Library, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, Michigan, U.S.A.
McMaster University Art Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario
Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec
Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, New Brunswick
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta
Red Deer and District Museum and Archives, Red Deer, Alberta
Rothmans Permanent Collection of Eskimo Sculpture, Toronto, Ontario
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario
Simon Fraser Gallery, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia
Tate Gallery, London, England
Teleglobe Canada, Montreal, Quebec
Tom Thomson Memorial Gallery and Museum of Fine Art, Owen Sound, Ontario
Toronto-Dominion Bank Collection, Toronto, Ontario
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Woodstock Public Art Gallery, Woodstock, Ontario
World Wildlife Fund Collection, Switzerland

HONOURS, ACHIEVEMENTS and EVENTS:

Mintmark Press Special Editions, Toronto. Kenojuak is one of several artists
whose reproductions are presented in folios by Mintmark Press.

1961 Kenojuak sketch submitted for a wall mural for the Science Building at
Carleton University, Ottawa (not realized).

1962 The National Film Board of Canada produced a film about Kenojuak and
her life on the land entitled 'Eskimo Artist - Kenojuak'.

1963 Alcan Aluminium commissioned a Kenojuak drawing and used the design on an
aluminiun tray produced to commemorate the opening of their plant in
Kingston, Ontario.

1967 Travelled to Ottawa to receive her appointment to the Order of Canada.

1967 Attended the opening of a solo exhibition of her work at the National Library,
Ottawa.

1967 Kenojuak Engraving Portfolio. This collection of prints commemorates the
Centennial year, and is documented in the Cape Dorset Graphic annual catalogue
of 1967.

1970 Travelled to Ottawa with her husband Johnniebo to collaborate on a 96 foot
square plaster mural to be hung in the Canadian Pavilion at Expo '70 in
Osaka, Japan.

1970 Her 1960 print 'Enchanted Owl' was reproduced on a stamp commemorating the
centennial of the Northwest Territories.

1971 Kenojuak and Johnniebo were invited to attend the opening of the exhibition
"Canadian Eskimo Graphic Art and Sculpture," which marked the official opening
of the St. Mary's University Art Gallery in Halifax, October 1971.

1974 Elected a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.

1974 Received a Canada Council travel grant to enable her to attend the opening
of an exhibition of works by her and Johnniebo at the Nova Scotia Technical
College, Halifax.

1976 A design by Kenojuak was included in the Sunday Missal Book of the Roman
Catholic Church.

1977 Kenojuak attended the preview of the World Wildlife Fund's portfolio of six
Inuit prints one of which Kenojuak was commissioned to make. The work is
documented in the Cape Dorset Graphic annual catalogue of 1978.

1978 A design by Kenojuak was selected by the Northern Images retail stores as
their official logo.

1979 Theo Waddington commissioned and published a limited edition portfolio of
twelve lithographs by Kenojuak.

1979 Commonwealth Games Commission. Kenojuak was commissioned to produce a stencil
print, 'Owl with Seagulls' in commemoration of the Commonwealth Games, in
Edmonton, Alberta. This work is documented in the Cape Dorset Graphic annual
catalogue of 1979.

1980 The 1961 print 'Return of the Sun' by Kenojuak was reproduced on a
seventeen cent stamp issued September 25, 1980.

1980 Travelled to Rotterdam, Holland to attend the opening of the 'Inuit Print'
exhibition.

1980 Etching Portfolio I. Kenojuak was one of six artists who assembled a special
portfolio of prints which is documented in the Cape Dorset Graphic annual
catalogue of 1980.

1980 Theo Waddington Inc, Folio of Lithographs, 'Kenojuak Litho Portfolio II'.
Published by Waddington Galleries in 1980, this portfolio is documented in the
Cape Dorset Graphic annual catalogue of 1981.

1981 Travelled to Toronto to autograph the 275 copies of the limited edition
book about her work, GRAPHIC MASTERWORKS OF THE INUIT: KENOJUAK.

1981 Honoured at the opening of the new Godard Editions Gallery.

1981 Mintmark Press. Kenojuak was commissioned to produce a limited edition etching
'Myself and I' for inclusion in the book 'Graphic Masterworks of the Inuit:
Kenojuak'; also documented in the Cape Dorset Graphic annual catalogue of
1981.

1981 'Portfolio III'. Kenojuak was one of three artists whose work appears as a
special folio of prints, documented in the Cape Dorset Graphic annual
catalogue of 1981.

1982 Appointed a Companion to the Order of Canada in a ceremony held at Rideau
Hall, Ottawa on October 19.

1983 The Royal Canadian Academy, in collaboration with Merritt Editions Limited,
commissioned two original prints to be included in a portfolio entitled
'Idea of the North'. Kenojuak and Pitseolak Ashoona, both members of the
Academy, are represented in the portfolio. The artist's work 'Owl of the
Summer' is documented in the Cape Dorset Graphic annual catalogue of 1983.

1986 Honoured with a 'One Woman Retrospective' at the McMichael Canadian
Collection, Kleinburg. She was also in Ottawa to tape an edition of CBC's
"Tarqravut", an Inuktitut programme shown in the North.

1987 Norgraphics Limited. Kenojuak was one of several artists whose work was
acquired and released by Norgraphics Limited between 1982 and 1986. The works
that were selected are documented in the Cape Dorset Graphic annual catalogue
of 1987.

1988 Attended the gala opening of the new National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.

1989 Attended the opening of the "Masters of the Arctic" exhibition in New York
City on June 5th.

1989 In May, at Waddington's Inuit Art Auction in Toronto, one of Kenojuak's prints
'Enchanted Owl' sold for $17,000.00.

1990 The limited edition lithograph, Nunavut Qajanartuk (Our Beautiful Land) was
commissioned by INAC to commemorate the Tungavik Federation of Nunavut's
land claim agreement.

1991 Received an honorary doctorate from Queen's University in May

1993 A postage stamp featuring Kenojuak's drawing for "The Owl" 1969 was issued in
May, the sixth in the Masterpieces of Canadian Art series.

1994 Travelled to the opening of the Arctic Spirit exhibition at the Frye Museum
in Seattle, Washington.

1994 Attended the opening of Isumavut: The Artistic Expression of Nine Cape Dorset
Women at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in October.

1995 Received an Aboriginal Achievement Award in Vancouver in March.

SELECTED REFERENCES:


ARTS OF THE ESKIMO: PRINTS: /Ed. by Ernst Roch. Texts by
Patrick Furneaux and Leo Rosshandler. Montreal: Signum Press in
association with Oxford University Press, Toronto, 1974.


IM SCHATTEN DER SONNE: Zeitgenoessische Kunst der Indianer und
Eskimos in Kanada. [In the Shadow of the Sun: Contemporary Art
of the Indians and Eskimos in Canada]. Stuttgart: Edition
Cantz. Ottawa: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1988.


INUIT SPIRITS: Theme of New Postage Stamps. News/North, vol.
25, September 19, 1980. [1]p.


INUKTITUT ASKS KENOJUAK ABOUT HER LIFE AS AN ARTIST AND MOTHER.
Inuktitut, January, 1983. pp.8-16.


KENOJUAK COLLECTION PREMIERES IN BANFF. Key News, vol. 5, no.
6, June, 1979.









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KENOJUAK ASHEVAK (continued)

SELECTED REFERENCES: (continued)

Baele, Nancy
INUIT ARTIST HONORED WITH ONE-WOMAN RETROSPECTIVE. Ottawa
Citizen, January 22, 1986.

Baslow, Sheila
L'AVENTURE DANS LE SUD DE KENOJUAK ET DE JOHNNIEBO. North,
numero special, mai-juin, 1970. pp.26-31.

Berlo, Janet Catherine
THE POWER OF THE PENCIL: Inuit Women in the Graphic Arts.
Inuit Art Quarterly, vol. 5, no. 1, Winter, 1990. pp.16-26.

Blodgett, Jean
GRASP TIGHT THE OLD WAYS: Selections from the Klamer Family
Collection of Inuit Art. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1983.

Blodgett, Jean
IN CAPE DORSET WE DO IT THIS WAY: THREE DECADES OF INUIT
PRINTMAKING: Jean Blodgett/with essays by Heather Ardies,
Leslie Boyd and Linda Sutherland. Kleinburg, Ont. : McMichael
Canadian Art Collection, 1991.

Blodgett, Jean
KENOJUAK ASHEVAK: IN The Canadian Encyclopedia, James H. Marsh,
editor-in-chief. Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers, 2:936-937, 1985.

Blodgett, Jean
KENOJUAK. Kleinburg: The McMichael Canadian Collection, 1986.

Blodgett, Jean
KENOJUAK. Toronto: The Mintmark Press (Firefly Books), 1985.

Blodgett, Jean
KENOJUAK: Masterworks of the Inuit. Toronto: Mintmark Press,
1981.

Burland, Cottie
ESKIMO ART. London: The Hamlyn Publishing Group, 1973.









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KENOJUAK ASHEVAK (continued)

SELECTED REFERENCES: (continued)

Cook, Cynthia Waye
DRAWING IS TOTALLY THE REVERSE OF THE PROCESS OF CARVING:
Kenojuak talks about art-making. Inuit Art Quarterly, vol. 4,
no. 2, Spring, 1989. pp.23-25.

Dempsey, Barbara
SAINT MARY'S GALLERY OPENS WITH ESKIMO EXHIBIT. The Halifax
Mail-Star, October 26, 1971.

Gimpel, Charles
A COLLECTOR'S VIEW. The Beaver, Autumn, 1967. pp.72-75.

Gustavison, Susan J.
ARCTIC EXPRESSIONS: INUIT ART AND THE CANADIAN ESKIMO ARTS
COUNCIL 1961 - 1989. Kleinburg, Ont.: McMichael Canadian Art
Collection, 1994.

Hinds, Barbara
KENOJUAK, AN ESKIMO ARTIST WITHOUT ARTIFICE. The Halifax Mail
Star, February 22, 1974.

Houston, James A.
ESKIMO ARTISTS. The Geographical Magazine, vol. 34, no. 11,
March, 1962. pp.638-650.

Houston, James A.
ESKIMO GRAPHIC ART. Canada Today, vol. 2, no. 4, April, 1971,
1971.

Houston, James A.
ESKIMO GRAPHIC ART. Canadian Art 67, vol. 17, no. 1, January,
1960. pp.8-15.

Houston, James A.
ESKIMO PRINTS. Don Mills; Longmans Canada, 1971.

Institute of Alaska Native Arts
ARTS FROM THE ARCTIC: An Exhibition of Circumpolar Art by
Indigenous Artists from Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Sapmi
(Lapland), Russia. Presented by Institute of Alaska Native Arts
and Anchorage Museum of History and Art, copyright Institute of
Alaska Native Arts, 1993.





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KENOJUAK ASHEVAK (continued)

SELECTED REFERENCES: (continued)

Institute of American Indian Arts Museum
KEEPING OUR STORIES ALIVE: An Exhibition of Art and Crafts from
Dene and Inuit of Canada. Santa Fe, N.M.: Institute of American
Native Arts Museum, 1995.

Inuit Art Collection
CAPE DORSET: Sculptors and their Sculpture. Manchester, Conn.:
The Inuit Art Collection, 1981.

Inuit Art Enthusiasts
NEWSLETTER. Edmonton, Alta. : Inuit Art Enthusiasts Newsletter,
1980.

Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Baffin Island Sculpture. Vancouver, B.C. : Inuit Gallery, 1986.

Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
SCULPTURE OF THE INUIT: Masterwork Exhibitors of the Canadian
Arctic. Vancouver: Inuit Gallery, 1979.

Jackson, Marion E.
CONTEMPORARY INUIT DRAWINGS. Guelph, Ontario: Macdonald Stewart
Art Centre, 1987.

Jackson, Marion. E. [Ed.]
PATIENTLY I SING: SELECTIONS FROM THE TYLER/BROOKS COLLECTION
OF INUIT ART: [Selected by] Mary Haydon, S. Holyck Hunchuck,
Christine Lalonde [and] Helen Rapp. Ottawa, Ont.: Carleton
University Art Gallery, 1994.

Joyner, Brooks
WHERE MAN, BEAST, SPIRIT MEET. Calgary Albertan, Sunday
Tabloid, June 10, 1979.

Kritzwiser, Kay
ESKIMO ART CONVEYS INNOCENCE. Globe & Mail, December 1, 1969.

Kritzwiser, Kay
SNOWHOUSES, PALACES PART OF INUIT ARTIST'S LIFE. Globe and
Mail, September 29, 1981.

LaBarge, Dorothy
FROM DRAWING TO PRINT: Perception and Process in Cape Dorset
Art. Calgary, Alta. : Glenbow Museum, 1986.

Leroux, Odette et alia
INUIT WOMEN ARTISTS: VOICES FROM CAPE DORSET: Edited by Odette
Leroux, Marion E. Jackson and Minnie Aoudla Freeman. Hull,
Que.: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1994.

Lipton, Barbara
ARCTIC VISION: Art of the Canadian Inuit. Ottawa : Canadian
Arctic Producers, 1984.

MacSkimming, Roy
KENOJUAK. Toronto, Ont. : Inuit Art Quarterly 1(1):12, 1986.

Macdonald, John
TAUVIJJUAQ; THE GREAT DARKNESS. Inuit Art Quarterly: Vol. 8,
No.2, Summer, 1993, pp. 19-25.

Marion Scott Gallery
WOMEN OF THE NORTH: AN EXHIBITION OF ART BY INUIT WOMEN OF THE
CANADIAN ARCTIC: June 6-July 11, 1992. Vancouver: Marion
Scott Gallery, 1992.

McLuhan, Elizabeth
KENOJUAK: A RETROPSECTIVE EXHIBITION. Toronto, Ont. : Inuit
Art Quarterly 1(1):10, 1986.

Mellen, Peter
KENOJUAK: Sun Owl. In: LANDMARKS OF CANADIAN ART. Toronto:
McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1978. pp.78-79.

Muehlen, Maria
CAPE DORSET; KUNSTZENTRUM AUF BAFFIN ISLAND: Cape Dorset; Art
Centre on Baffin Island. Toronto, Ont. : Canada Journal
3(5):11-12, 1985.

Muscarelle Museum of Art (Williamsburg)
CONTEMPORARY INUIT DRAWINGS: The gift collection of Frederick
and Lucy S. Herman. Williamsburg, Va.: The College of William
and Mary in Virginia, 1993.

National Film Board of Canada
ESKIMO ARTIST - KENOJUAK. Produced by the National Film Board
of Canada with the cooperation of the Department of Northern
Affairs and National Resources; (C) N.F.B, 1964.

Nowkawalk, Moses
INUIT ARTIST RECEIVES ORDER OF CANADA MEDAL. Inuktitut,
January:17-18, 1983.

O'Hara, Jane
HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS. Maclean's Magazine, 20 April, 1980.

Pierce, Gretchen
FAME HAS LITTLE MEANING TO ESKIMO ARTIST COUPLE. Halifax Mail
Star, October 28, 1971.

Richards, Jean
INUIT PRINT-MAKERS RETROSPECTIVE. Edmonton Journal, March 31,
1980.

Rothmans of Pall Mall Canada Limited
ART/INUIT/ART: La Collection Permanente de Sculpture
Esquimaudes Rothmans/The Rothmans Permanent Collection of Eskimo
Sculpture. No publication information, 1975.

Seidelman, Harold and James Turner
THE INUIT IMAGINATION: Arctic Myth and Sculpture.
Vancouver/Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre, 1993.

Strickler, Eva
INUIT DOLLS: Reminders of a Heritage. Toronto: Canadian Stage
and Arts Publications, 1988.

Swinton, George
SCULPTURE OF THE ESKIMO. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1972.

Van Raalte, Sharon
INUIT WOMEN AND THEIR ART. Communique, May 1975. p.21-23.


Verona. Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea
IMMAGINARIO INUIT: ARTE E CULTURA DEGLI ESQUIMESICANADESI.
Commune di Verona: Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di
Palazzo Forti, 1995.

Vision Planetaire
NOUVEAUX TERRITOIRES: 350/500 ANS APRES: Une exposition d'art
aborigene contemporain du Canada. Montreal: Vision Planetaire:
Ville de Montreal: UNESCO, 1992.

Winnipeg Art Gallery
SWINTON COLLECTION OF INUIT ART. Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1987.

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