drawing, printmaking

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.




Graphic artist and author Ningiukulu Teevee is beloved for her whimsical and narrative-driven work. Based in Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU, Teevee made her print collection debut in the 45th Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection in 2004. In the years since, her work has been included in every subsequent collection to date. Through both her visual art and writing, Teevee shares her unique perspective on historical and contemporary Inuit culture, employing a deft ability to translate traditional stories into dynamic compositions. Her debut children's book Alego (2019) was short-listed for the Governor General’s Literary Award for children’s illustration, and her stories have appeared in the Inuit Art Quarterly. Teevee's signature walruses have twice been featured on the cover of the Inuit Art Quarterly, first in 2009 and again in 2014. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, ON, the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto and the Winnipeg Art Gallery in Manitoba among others.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
INUA Catalogue 2021
MY ONE AND ONLY: Making a Selection from the 2019 Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection January 1, 2020 E. J. Guarino
Traditional subject matter, contemporary point of view July 12, 2019 Kamille Parkinson


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
60 Years: West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative Anniversary Exhibition October 2019 – January 2020 Colbourne Street Gallery
Kinngait Studios Returns September 30 - November 4, 2019 Highpoint Center for Printmaking
Contemporary Drawings from Cape Dorset September 20 – October 6, 2019 Inuit Fine Art


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
Cape Dorset Print Collection 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Dorset Fine Arts
Cover of the Inuit Art Quarterly December 2014 Inuit Art Foundation
Cover of the Inuit Art Quarterly December 2009 Inuit Art Foundation


View Filmography and Details
Title Release Date Role
Kinngait: riding light into the world 2010 Herself
The Up and Comer, Ningeokuluk Teevee 2010 Herself

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Art Gallery of Ontario Toronto, ON, Canada
Indigenous Art Collection at Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Canada Gatineau, QC, Canada
National Gallery of Canada Ottawa, ON, Canada

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December 1, 2017 Created by: Maddy Tripp Updated By: Lera Kotsyuba