drawing, printmaking, textile

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.

31 July 1919

Date of Death:

Artists may have multiple dates of death listed as a result of when and where they passed away. Similar to date of birth, an artist may have passed away outside of a community centre or in another community resulting in different dates being recorded.




Keeleemeeoomee Samualie was an artist from Kinngait (Cape Dorset), Nu with a long and prolific career, known for her drawings and prints, as well as her textile work. Her work appeared in the Cape Dorset Annual Print Collections from 1969 to 1983. Recalling her childhood on the land, she shared her memories through her work and inspired the younger generations to pursue art, including one of her grandchildren, Nicotye Samayualie.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
30 Artists to Know Fall 2017 Nicotye Samayualie
Inuit Art: A History 2000 Richard C. Crandall
Arctic Expressions: Inuit Art and the Canadian Eskimo Arts Council 1961-1989 1994 Susan J. Gustavison


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Arctic Spirit: 35 Years of Canadian Inuit Art July 1994 Frye Art Museum
Cape Dorset Revisited May - Jun 1994 McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Contemporary Inuit Drawings Nov 1993 - Jan 1994 Muscarelle Museum of Art


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
Silver for One of a Kind Storytelling 2018 National Magazine Awards
Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection 1969 - 1983 Dorset Fine Arts

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Anchorage Museum of History and Art Anchorage, AK, United States
Art Gallery of Ontario Toronto, ON, Canada
Art Gallery of Windsor Windsor, ON, Canada

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November 15, 2017 Created By: Lera Kotsyuba