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Napachie
Ashoona

Napachie
Ashoona

Medium:

sculpture/carving

Artistic Community:

Kinngait (Cape Dorset), 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.


1974

Work

Biography

Born in 1974 to a well-known artistic family and based in Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU, Napachie Ashoona is an accomplished carver best known for his kinetic sculptures of hunters and angakkuit made from the dark serpentine found in southern Baffin Island. He shares many aesthetic affinities with his father, Kiugak Ashoona, including his father’s sense of fluidity and narrative, which is especially evident in his carvings of drum dancing.View Long Biography and Citations

Exhibitions

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Name Year Gallery
Ursa Major: The Great Bear June - July 2014 Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Small Treasures January 2012 Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Polar Beards: An Exhibition of Inuit Sculpture Oct - Dec 2002 Galerie Inuit Pus