Artistic Community:

Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU

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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.

Iqaluit, NU


Malaija Pootoogook is known for her depictions of birds, most notable in the Cape Dorset Annual Print Collections, beginning in 2011. Great-granddaughter of graphic artist Pitseolak Ashoona, from whom she draws inspiration, Pootoogook's artistic practice begins with drawings, and is later translated into prints. Depicting wildlife imagery, Pootoogook's imagination provides a light-hearted sense of play to her work.View Long Biography and Citations


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Name Year Gallery
Kinngait Studio Returns September 30 - November 4, 2019 Highpoint Center for Printmaking
The Hand of the Artist October 2013 Feheley Fine Arts

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Indigenous Art Collection at Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Canada Gatineau, QC, Canada

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February 6, 2018 Created By: Lera Kotsyuba