Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Kaoligangnan Ehoknaiktok • Ice-fishing (1989)

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Mary Okheena

Inuit

Holman, Northwest Territories, Canada

(1955- )

In recent years Mary Okheena has become a forceful presence in the annual print collections from Holman, Northwest Territories, Canada. This young Inuit artist started drawing and printmaking at the Holman Eskimo co-operative as a teenager. The daughter of printmaker and sculptor Jimmy Memorana, Okheena is part of the third generation of organized graphic artists in the Canadian Arctic. As such her art combines a uniquely Inuit aesthetic and cultural tradition with Southern cultural influences and Western artistic devices.