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OSHUITOQ, Ningeeuga

Amadjuak Camp, Nunavut, 1918
Cape Dorset, Nunavut, 1980
Biography synopsis
Ningeeuga Oshuitoq (Osuitok/Oshweetuk/Ningeuga/Ningeogat/Ningeeyougot/ Ningiungat/Ningeoga/Ninegeuga/Mingeeuga), daughter of famed artist Anirnik Oshuitoq, was an Inuit printmaker and sculptor born in Amadjuak Camp, Nunavut. In 1960, she settled in Cape Dorset. After fa five year absence due to tuberculosis, Oshuitoq returned to drawing and sculpting. Many of her drawings include Inuit women, spirit creatures and children. Oshuitoq contributed to the Cape Dorset Graphics annual catalogue between 1966 and 1980. Her art has traveled in group exhibitions throughout Europe, Canada and the United States; most recently her work was included in an Italian show on Inuit art called "Immaginario Inuit: Arte e cultura degli esquimesi canadesi." Oshuitoq's work can be found in numerous collections in Canada and the United States, including the Anchorage Museum of History and Art in Alaska, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Hull, the Museum of Anthropology in British Columbia, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
Media used
File & Archive locations
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
Canadian Museum of Civilization Archives, QC
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC

Writings about
Inoonoot Eskima: Grafik och Skulptur fran Cape Dorset och Povungnituk Konstframjandet. Stockholm, Sweden: 1967.
Inuit Images in Transition. Amherst, Massachusetts: Augusta Savage Gallery, University of Massachusetts, 1988.
The Art of the Eskimo. Burnaby, British Columbia: Simon Fraser University Gallery, 1971.
AboriginArt Galleries. "Ningeeuga Oshuitoq (Ningeogat; Ningeeyougot; Ningiungat; Oshweetuk; Ningeoga; Ninegeuga; Mingeeuga)." 1995
Art Gallery of York University. Eskimo Carvings and Prints from the Collection of York University. Downsview, Ontario: Art Gallery of York University, 1971.
Arts and Culture of the North (Organization). Arts and Culture of the North, Volumes 17-26. Madison, Wisconsin: Arts and Culture of the North, 1984.
Blodgett, Jean and Susan Gustavison. Strange Scenes: Early Cape Dorset Drawings. Kleinburg, Ontario: McMichael Canadian Collection, 1993.
Crandall, Richard C. Inuit Art: A History. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2000.
Department of External Affairs, Canada. Graphic Art by Eskimos of Canada: Second Collection. Ottawa: 1970.
Furneaux, Patrick & Rosshandler, Leo. Arts of the Eskimos: Prints. Montreal: Signum Press and Oxford University Press, 1974.
Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea. Immaginario inuit: Arte e cultura degli Esquimesi Canadesi. Verona, Italy: Palazzo Forti, 1995.
Goetz, Helga. The Contemporary Eskimo Prints and Sculpture. Fort Worth: Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, 1977.
Gustavison, Susan. Arctic Expressions: Inuit Art and the Canadian Eskimo Arts Council, 1961-1989. Kleinburg, Ontario: McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1994.
Halpern, Joel Martin. Perspectives on Inuit Culture: A Five College Symposium and Art Exhibit, April 4-14, 1988. Michigan: Five College Canadian Studies Program, 1989.
Heller, Jules and Nancy. North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century. New York: Garland, 1995.
Houston, Alma. Inuit Art: An Anthology. Watson & Dwyers Publishers, 1988.
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. Hanannguangait Mikhaanut 4.1 (1980).
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver. Return of the Birds. Vancouver: Vancouver Art Gallery, 1983.
Jackson, Marion E. & Judith Nasby. Contemporary Inuit Drawings. Guelph, Ontario: MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, 1987.
National Museum of Man. The Inuit Print/ L'estampe Inuit. Ottawa: (1977-1981).
Robertson Galleries. Eskimo Sculpture '69. Ottawa: Robertson Galleries, 1969.
Rothmans of Pall Mall Ltd.. Inuit Art: A Selection of Inuit Art from the Collection of the National Museum of Man, Ottawa and the Rothmans Permanent Collection of Inuit Sculpture, Canada. Rothmans of Pall Mall Ltd., 1981.
Volkerkundmuseum der Universitat Zurich. Kunst aus der Arktis. Zurich, Switzerland: 1994.
West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative. Cape Dorset Graphics. [Annual] Toronto: West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative & M.F. Feheley Publishers, (1966-1968, 1973-1974, 1977-1980).
West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative. Dorset 79: The Twentieth Annual Cape Dorset Graphics Collection. Toronto: M.F. Feheley, 1979.

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