I thought it would be fun to write about Canadian art exclusively this week, in celebration of Canada Day this Wednesday.
I recently saw, and fell in love with, art by Ningeokuluk Teevee. She’s an Inuit artist from Cape Dorset. Her drawings and prints caught my eye in the Nunavut Gallery in Winnipeg. (See my post from July 17, 2014, and make sure you visit Richard at the gallery the next time you are in the ‘peg. Be forewarned: Richard’s passion for Inuit art is infectious, and the amount of great art in the gallery is overwhelming.)
Teevee’s images offer unique perspectives. They are often based on Inuit stories and myths, and are quite charming, and even humourous, at times. The Inuit Gallery of Vancouver has a brief interview with Teevee on their website.
In 2009, Teevee’s children’s book, Alego, was shortlisted for a Governor General’s Award for children’s book illustration.