Photo: Arnaquq Ashevak


printmaking, sculpture/carving

Artistic Community:

Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU

Date of Birth:

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Keatuk, NU

Date of Death:

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The Igloo Tag Trademark
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Arnaquq Ashevak was a carver, printmaker and artist born in Keatuk, NU near Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU on south Baffin Island. He is the adopted son of artist Kenojuak and Johnniebo Ashevak. He began carving in his mid twenties and went on to show his work across Canada and the United States. Ashevak's work is held in many prominent institutions and has appeared in the Inuit Art Quarterly.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
National Museum Builds Inuit Art Collection March 8, 2010 CBC Arts
In Memoriam: Arnaqu Ashevak, 1956-2009 Summer 2009 Patricia Feheley
Breaking Ground: Oil Slick Drawings from Cape Dorset Spring 2009 Michelle Lewin


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Fifteen Years: Kingait 2000-2015 September – October 2015 Feheley Fine Arts
Animal Power: Images in Contemporary Inuit Art April - June 2013 Marion Scott Gallery
Colour February – March 2012 Marion Scott Gallery

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Art Gallery of Ontario Toronto, ON, Canada
Canada Council Art Bank Ottawa, ON, Canada
Canadian Museum of History Gatineau, QC, Canada

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September 7, 2018 Profile edited by Susan Rowley