Qavavau Manumie

I like to draw animals, and images of people, sometimes combined. I enjoy the animals and the land, and I take what I see there to my drawings.
-Qavavau Manumie

Qavavau was born in Brandon, Manitoba in 1958 where his mother, Paunichea, was hospitalized for treatment of tuberculosis. He returned to Cape Dorset as a very young child and has lived there since. Qavavau has demonstrated a range of stylistic abilities over the years - from the very literal to the more expressive. His work is idiosyncratic and often amusing in his depictions of Inuit legends and mythology, Arctic wildlife and contemporary aspects of Inuit life Qavavau is the latest among the second generation to attract critical acclaim from the contemporary arts audience in the south. He and Shuvinai Ashoona have been profiled, along with Nick Sikkuark of Gjoa Haven, in the Winnipeg- based arts magazine, Border Crossings. He traveled to Toronto in June of 2008 for his first solo exhibition of original drawings, and in 2009 to Vancouver for another exhibition featuring his contemporary work. He was invited to attend an opening of his work in Victoria in the fall of 2012.

For several years Qavavau has worked for the Kinngait Studios as a printmaker - first in the lithography studio and more recently in the stonecut studio. He is an accomplished and precise printmaker who enjoys the opportunity to demonstrate printmaking techniques to young artists and visitors to the studio.

Qavavau lives with his wife and son Peter in Cape Dorset.

From: DFA

17 artworks

AIRLIFT - Northern Expressions
Qavavau Manumie
AIRLIFT
$500.00
ARCTIC WHALES - Northern Expressions
Qavavau Manumie
ARCTIC WHALES
$750.00
Arniniq Inuusiq (Breath of Life) - Northern Expressions
Qavavau Manumie
Arniniq Inuusiq (Breath of Life)
$800.00
DARK FANTASY - Northern Expressions
Qavavau Manumie
DARK FANTASY
$900.00
Inuit Art I Northern Expressions I Cape Dorset Print Collection
Qavavau Manumie
INUGAGULLIGAQ (LEGEND OF THE LITTLE PEOPLE)
$500.00
Northern Expressions I 2013 Cape Dorset Print Collection
Qavavau Manumie
LUCKY MAN
$450.00
1998 Cape Dorset Print Colleciton | Northern Expressions
Qavavau Manumie
NESTING ON THE TUNDRA
$400.00
Qavavau Manumie: Feathering The Nest Bookplates
Qavavau Manumie
Qavavau Manumie: Feathering The Nest Bookplates
Northern Expressions | 2010 Cape Dorset Print Collection
Qavavau Manumie
QULAAGUULIK (HELICOPTER)
$400.00
Northern Expressions | 2011 Cape Dorset Print Collection
Qavavau Manumie
SHOREBIRDS
$600.00
Shells by Qavavau Manumie. Cape Dorset Inuit Print Collection
Qavavau Manumie
Siupiru (Shells)
$400.00
Inuit Art I Northern Expressions I Cape Dorset Print Collection
Qavavau Manumie
THE GREAT ESCAPE
$500.00
Northern Expressions | 2005 Cape Dorset Print Collection
Qavavau Manumie
THE KELP COLLECTOR
$400.00
TINGLING BIRD - Northern Expressions
Qavavau Manumie
TINGLING BIRD
$500.00
Northern Expressions | 2010 Cape Dorset Print Collection
Qavavau Manumie
TRANSFORMATION
$400.00
TRIBUTE - Northern Expressions
Qavavau Manumie
TRIBUTE
$800.00