Ningeokuluk Teevee

Cultural Background: Inuit

Born May 27, 1963, Ningeokuluk is one of the most versatile and intelligent graphic artists to emerge from the Kinngait Studios.  Since her first prints appeared in the collection in 2004, Ningeokuluk has been one of Kinngait’s studio’s most celebrated artists. She has a comprehensive knowledge of Inuit legends and a fine sense of design and composition. These elements that have made many of her prints highly sought after by collectors. Ningeokuluk has had numerous solo shows, and some of her work has been featured in exhibitions in major public galleries and museums. In 2009, Ningeokuluk’s first children’s book was published. Entitled Alego, it is an autobiographical story of a young girl named Alego who goes clam digging with her grandmother for the first time. The book was short-listed for the Governor General’s Literary Award for children’s illustration.