Pitseolak Ashoona produced a vast body of work beginning in the late 1950s, when she shifted from sewing to drawing, until her death in 1983. As she taught herself to draw, she often worked in series, both stylistic and thematic, until she achieved the effect she sought. The key works selected here are each outstanding in their execution and collectively reflect the full range of Pitseolak’s ideas and achievements.

  • Pitseolak Ashoona, Tattooed Woman, 1960

    Tattooed Woman 1960

  • Pitseolak Ashoona, The Critic, c. 1963

    The Critic c. 1963

  • Pitseolak Ashoona, Untitled (Birds Flying Overhead), c. 1966–67

    Untitled (Birds Flying Overhead) c. 1966–67

  • Pitseolak Ashoona, Innukshuk Builders, 1968

    Innukshuk Builders 1968

  • Pitseolak Ashoona, Portrait of Ashoona, c. 1970

    Portrait of Ashoona c. 1970

  • Pitseolak Ashoona, Legend of the Woman Who Turned into a Narwhal, c. 1974

    Legend of the Woman Who Turned into a Narwhal c. 1974

  • Pitseolak Ashoona, Summer Camp Scene, c. 1974

    Summer Camp Scene c. 1974

  • Pitseolak Ashoona, drawing for print Memories of Childbirth, 1976

    Drawing for print Memories of Childbirth 1976

  • Pitseolak Ashoona, The Shaman’s Wife, 1980

    The Shaman’s Wife 1980

  • Pitseolak Ashoona, Untitled (Solitary Figure on the Landscape), c. 1980

    Untitled (Solitary Figure on the Landscape) c. 1980

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