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Napachie Ashoona

Napachie Ashoona was born on October 10, 1974,
in Cape Dorset, Baffin Island. He is a member of one
of the most prominent families of Inuit artists in Canada. His grandmother, Pitseolak Ashoona, was a famous printmaker, and so is his talented mother Sorosiluto.
His father Kiawak and uncle Kaka (now deceased)
are the two foremost Inuit artists. Other well-known artists in the family include their brothers Koomwartok (now deceased) and Namonai, and their sister
Napatchie, all three sculptors. Kaka's son, Ohito Ashoona, has already become very famous for his carvings of Polar bears, and his son Ottokie has
followed the same artistic path.

Napachie presently lives and carves in the community
of Cape Dorset. Napachie mostly enjoys carving the human body in action and carves mostly drum dancers and hunters.

Hunter

EXHIBITIONS:

November-December 1992: Inuit Sculpture -- New Acquisitions Pucker Gallery , Boston, Massachusetts

April-May 1994: Mythic Image -- Ancestral Spirits Gallery, Port Townsend, Washington

September 1995: Sedna: Spirit of the Sea -- Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario

November-December 1995: Miniaturen -- Inuit Galerie, Mannheim, Germany