Northern Expressions Art Gallery is ONE

It has been quite an incredible experience since DAY 1- door opening at Northern Expressions.

The idea of opening an aboriginal art gallery formed prior to Patricia and my return to Toronto after a seven years sojourn in the Inuit territory of Nunavik, Quebec.  Patricia and I had been greatly impressed with the creativity of aboriginal artists, especially in the communities where we had lived, and had a few collections of soapstone carvings and pictures.


Northern Expressions Art Gallery - Before

Of course, collecting art pieces and opening a gallery are totally different kettles of fish, nevertheless we felt energized to proceed with our business plan. We had a good business plan, previous retail experience and goodwill from family and friends and committed to make it happen.

With due diligence conducted, experts consulted, advice from friends and personal research, we finally decided to give it our best shot. Nevertheless, it has been a very interesting journey.


Northern Expressions Art Gallery - Coming Soon


Northern Expressions Art Gallery - Coming Soon!


Northern Expressions Art Gallery - Now Open!

It took all of six months of search to finally get our cute spot at the Atrium, Toronto. 

Not to bore you, but here are a few little details about our journey so far:

  • 3 sleepless nights before opening
  • More sleepless nights after opening 
  • 4 great core team members
  • 100's of man hours
  • 100's tiny little details to work on
  • 1 first customer
  • More sleepless nights
  • Wonderful customers
  • Great friends who come in to visit regularly, chat and enjoy the pieces
  • 8,078km farthest shipping distance to a customer - Japan!
  • Still more sleepless nights

Current situation:

  • Looking to serving more customers
  • Great outlook for the future
  • Expanding

Thank you!



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Northern Expressions Proud To Represent Iroquois Art and Artists

Northern Expressions is pleased to announce our "Iroquois Collection" -  a collection of new, one-of-a-kind, stone carvings from amazing Iroquois artists at our Jordan Village, Niagara, gallery location.

The Iroquois people are found all across Canada and form the Haudenosaunee or Six Nations. They consist of people belonging to six tribes, namely, the Mohawk, Oneida, Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga and Tuscarora. 

Northern Expressions is proud to represent the exquisite works of: Eric Silver, Leroy Henry, Bud Henry and Joe Greene.




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Inuit Art Exhibit at the AGO - APTN National News

Largest Collection of Inuit Art ( City News)


Join Our Amazing Team

Northern Expressions is inviting applicants for a full-time position at our downtown Ottawa location.


  • Preferable minimum 3-5 years professional experience in a fine art gallery or strong luxury retail sales experience
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Canadian indigenous art. Knowledge of Inuit art a plus
  • Strong people skills as well as experience working with the public and in sales
  • Demonstrable success in closing sales in a gallery or other luxury goods retail environment
  • High level of organizational and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Extreme attention to detail with the ability to work independently and execute multiple tasks at once
  • Flexibility, can-do attitude and ability to thrive in an intimate work environment with little supervision
  • Computer proficiency and ability to learn applicable programs
  • Self-motivated, hard-working & reliable individual with the ability to work creatively, responsibly, efficiently and independently
  • Dual language French and English a plus

Please email a copy of your resume and a cover letter to before July 15, 2018.

Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.



Tunirrusiangit: Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak

Tunirrusiangit: Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak
June 16 - August 12, 2018

Art Gallery of Ontario
This exhibition is organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario in partnership with Mobilizing Inuit Cultural Heritage, with the support of Dorset Fine Arts, a division of the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative



2018 Cape Dorset Special Release From The Archives

A Multitude Of Infinities:  A Folio Of Lithographs BY SHUVINAI ASHOONA


This suite of sumptuous edge-to-edge printed lithographs employ a playful complexity of pattern and an unusual colour palette. These prints address a range of natural themes invoked by Ashoona’s unique approach to conventional iconography and her distinctive otherworldly aesthetic. 

Seals, Walruses, and Clams are depicted along with plentiful Octopuses— a recurrent fascination. In this body of work, Ashoona has again occupied a visual space that is altogether lyrical, humorous, frenetic and more than a little off-putting.

Shuvinai Ashoona has exhibited extensively both within Canada and internationally. Her work occupies a unique place within contemporary Inuit art, combining elements of Inuit culture and mythology with influences derived from contact with southern industrial society, all subsumed within her richly imaginative world.

A multitude of Infinities I Shuvinai Ashoona


Shuvinai Ashoona

Dorset Fine Arts