Shuvinai Ashoona has gained international recognition for her drawings, which successfully straddle the worlds of contemporary art and Inuit art. Her work is influenced by the place she lives, the people she works with, the world she takes in through the media, and her imagination. This selection of key works, beginning with early monochromatic drawings and closing with Shuvinai’s most recent collaborative work, highlights the development of her practice from her first works in the early 1990s to her 2015 collaboration with a contemporary artist, Shary Boyle.

  • Shuvinai Ashoona, Discombobulated Woman, 1995–96

    Discombobulated Woman 1995–96

  • Shuvinai Ashoona, Overlooking Cape Dorset, 2003

    Composition (Overlooking Cape Dorset) 2003

  • Shuvinai Ashoona, Composition (Community with Six Houses), 2004–5

    Composition (Community with Six Houses) 2004–5

  • Shuvinai Ashoona, Family in Tent, 2003

    Family in Tent 2003

  • Shuvinai Ashoona, Three Cousins, 2005

    Three Cousins 2005

  • Shuvinai Ashoona, Composition (Egg in Landscape), 2006

    Composition (Egg in Landscape) 2006

  • Shuvinai Ashoona, Composition (People, Animals, and the World Holding Hands), 2007–8

    Composition (People, Animals, and the World Holding Hands) 2007–8

  • Shuvinai Ashoona, Composition (Two Men and a Spider), 2007–8

    Composition (Two Men and a Spider) 2007–8

  • Shuvinai Ashoona, Titanic, Nascopie, and Noah’s Ark, 2008

    Titanic, Nascopie, and Noah’s Ark 2008

  • Shuvinai Ashoona, with John Noestheden, Earth and Sky, 2008

    Earth and Sky 2008

  • Shuvinai Ashoona, Oh My Goodness, 2011

    Oh My Goodness 2011

  • Shuvinai Ashoona, Earth Transformations, 2012

    Earth Transformations 2012

  • Shuvinai Ashoona, Happy Mother, 2013

    Happy Mother 2013

  • Shuvinai Ashoona, Composition (Hands Drawing), 2014

    Composition (Hands Drawing) 2014

  • Shuvinai Ashoona, Composition (Attack of the Tentacle Monsters), 2015

    Composition (Attack of the Tentacle Monsters) 2015

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