Napachie Pootoogook

2019 Exhibition Artist

Napachie Pootoogook (Inuit, born in 1938, Sako Island Camp, Canada; died in 2002, Kinngait / Cape Dorset, Canada) was the daughter of acclaimed Inuit artist Pitseolak Ashoona. Her work was shown alongside her daughter, Annie Pootoogook, in the exhibition Windows on Kinngait at Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, in 2005. This was the first time their work was displayed together outside of Kinngait / Cape Dorset. In her later career, Napachie Pootoogook experimented with figure drawing and lithography to depict events from her life, producing more than 5,000 original works.


Napachie Pootoogook at 259 Lake Shore Blvd E

Starting in 1996, Pootoogook began a series of narrated black and white drawings initially depicting her grandfather Namonie’s life on the south Baffin coast. She later expanded the series with her own narratives as well as those relayed to her by her mother, Pitseolak Ashoona. The subjects range from the role and perception of shamans […]

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September 21 – December 1, 2019

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