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Ashevak
Adla

Photo: Ashevak Adla
Credit: Dorset Fine Arts
Ashevak
Adla

Medium:

sculpture/carving

Artistic Community:

Kinngait, NU

Date of Birth:

Artists may have multiple birth years listed as a result of when and where they were born. For example, an artist born in the early twentieth century in a camp outside of a community centre may not know/have known their exact date of birth and identified different years.


1977

Work

Biography

Ashevak Adla is a mid-career carver from Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU, who specializes in wildlife sculptures. Adla was taught to carve at age eleven by his grandfather, sculptor Aoudla Pee, and initially produced birds and seal before moving into dancing bears and the more technically challenging birds with outstretched wings. Adla carves primarily in serpentine with power tools. His works have been featured nationally and internationally since the late 1980s, and were even chosen for the cover of the book Cape Dorset Sculpture (2005).View Long Biography and Citations

Publications

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Title Year Author
Cape Dorset Sculpture 2005 Derek Norton and Nigel Reading

Exhibitions

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Name Year Gallery
Art Forms Winter 2015 December 2015 Marion Scott Gallery
Ursa Major: The Great Bear June - July 2014 Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
The Stafford Collection of Inuit Sculpture August - November 2012 Winnipeg Art Gallery