Kakee (Peter) Ningeosiak


Kakee (Peter) Ningeosiak was born in Iqaluit and moved to Cape Dorset in 1993. He is a self-taught carver who began carving at the age of sixteen and continued learning his skill by watching other carvers. His parents, Ningeosiak Peter and Parnee Peter, are both sculptors in Cape Dorset. Kakee’s grandfather, the late Jamasie Teevee, was a well-known graphic artist. When you look at the art of Jamasie Teevee you can see where Kakee got his eye for precision and fine detail.

His favourite and most dynamic carvings are usually whales and birds. One of Kakee’s greatest gifts is his choice of beautiful serpentine stones that highlights the motion of his animals with the shimmering lines of the grain that follow the shapes of his carvings. Kakee also depicts animals in a uniquely playful way by often having pods of whales and fish dancing together as they do in nature, or with a curious bear cub standing on his mother.  

Artist Work

About Kakee (Peter) Ningeosiak



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.