Suvinai was born in cape Dorset in August 1961 to parents well known for their contributions to the arts in Cape Dorset. She began drawing in 1996 using pen and ink, coloured pencils and oil sticks and is known for meticulously detailed work.
Suvinai’s work has attracted the attention of several notable private galleries as well as public institutions. She was featured in the McMichael Canadian Collection’s 1999 exhibition entitled “Three Women, Three Generations” and was profiled in the Spring 2008 issue of Border Crossings, a Winnipeg-based arts magazine.
She has worked in collaboration with other artists including Saskatchewan-based artist, John Noestheden, on a "sky-mural" that was exhibited at the 2008 Basel Art Fair and and Toronto-based artist Shari Boyle at the Justin Bernicke Gallery at Hart House. She has presented solo exhibitions in Toronto, Ottawa and BC. (Credits: DFA)