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Reigning Queen of the Inuit Art World

March 15th, 2011

Kenojuak Ashevak is one of ten Inuit artists travelling to Toronto for the Art Gallery of Ontario’s April 2nd  Inuit Modern Symposium, held to mark the opening of Inuit Modern: The Samuel and Esther Sarick Collection. Inuit artists and thinkers will gather to discuss the contemporary realities of Inuit life and culture.

Kenojuak Ashevak has created some of the most instantly recognizable works of Inuit art, beginning with her 1960 iconic print, The Enchanted Owl. She starred in a 1963 National Film Board documentary, Eskimo Artist: Kenojuak.  The film was shot in spring 1962, and Kenojuak later revealed that the igloo featured in the film had to be constructed out of styrofoam because the snow was too soft. Presently living and working in Cape Dorset, her home since 1966,  Kenojuak continues her prolific pursuit of graphic media, both drawings and prints, in addition to making time for family and travel.

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