Photo: Ooloosie Saila
Credit: Reproduced with Permission Dorset Fine Arts


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.

Iqaluit, NU



Ooloosie Saila is an emerging artist working out of Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU. Saila draws landscapes with intricate details as well as prints that feature an energetic combination of colour and patterns. Salia was featured as the profile artist in the Summer 2018 issue of the "Inuit Art Quarterly."View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
MY ONE AND ONLY: Making a Selection from the 2019 Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection January 1, 2020 E. J. Guarino
Drawing Breath December 9, 2019 Ossie Michelin
Traditional subject matter, contemporary point of view July 12, 2019 Kamille Parkinson


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Contemporary Drawings from Cape Dorset September 20 – October 6, 2019 Inuit Fine Art
TAVVAUNA / Here It Is: Drawings from Cape Dorset July 16 - Aug 17, 2019 Studio 22
Ullumi June 29 - July 27, 2019 Ki Smith Gallery


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection 2017

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Capital One Toronto, ON
Musée des beaux-arts Montréal Montreal, QC, Canada

Edit History

June 29, 2018 Edited by: Inuit Art Foundation
February 6, 2018 Created By: Lera Kotsyuba