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Photo: Goota Ashoona


sculpture/carving, textile, throat singing

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.

Kinngait, NU
03 December 1967



Goota Ashoona was born in Kinngait, NU and is the daughter of artist Kiawak Ashoona and granddaughter of famous printmaker Pitseolak Ashoona. Ashoona's formative years were immersed in art. A multi-diciplinary artist, Ashoona carves primarily in soapstone and whale bone, has also produced several wall hangings, and made traditional Inuit dolls. She is an accomplished throat singer, having performed alongside a symphony orchestra for a program broadcast nationally by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in 2004. In 2009 Ashoona attended a residency at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis. Her work is held in many public collections, including the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Haida Heritage Centre and the Canada Council Art Bank.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Le magazine Inuit Art Quarterly met en lumière des œuvres de la collection de la Banque d’art pour célébrer 30 ans d’art inuit September 19, 2017 artbank
Last Look Spring 2017 Inuit Art Quarterly
CLOSING THIS WEEK: Temporal (Re)Imaginings showcases Indigenous artists at the Canada Council Ottawa April 29, 2016 Alexandra Kahsenni:io Nahwegahbow


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Crafted Show and Sale November 2017 Winnipeg Art Gallery
Temporal Re-Imaginings Nov 2015 - Apr 2016 Âjagemô, Canada Council for the Arts
All Island Art Show February 2016 Haida Gwaii Museum


View All Performances and Details
Title Year Role
Creation and Transformation: Defining Moments in Inuit Art January 25, 2013 Throat Singer
International G8 Summit 2009 Throat Singer
Atlin Arts & Music Festival 2007 Throat Singer

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Art Gallery of York University Toronto, ON, Canada
Canada Council Art Bank Ottawa, ON, Canada
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art Indianapolis, IN, United States

Edit History

March 1, 2018 Updated By: Lera Kotsyuba
January 1, 1900 Created by: Bianca Morency