Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Kumwartok Ashoona


Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada

(1975- )

Born in 1975, Kumwartok Ashoona is the youngest contributor to the 2002 collection. Kumwartok comes from a rich artistic heritage. Her father was the renowned carver Kaka Ashoona, her mother is the well known graphic artist, Mayoreak and she was named after her late uncle, the distinguished carver, Koomwartok. Two of her brothers, Ohito and Ottokie are successful artists and her grandmother was the late Pitseolak Ashoona.

This is the first year that Kumwartok has been represented in a Cape Dorset collection. Her print, Angels Beckon (2002), is a young woman’s look at old age with a message of Heavenly hope and renewal.

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