Nicotye Samayualie

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Nicotye Samayualie
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Born (1983-11-25) November 25, 1983 (age 38)
NationalityCanadian
CitizenshipCanada
OccupationInuk artist
Parents
  • Johnny Tunnillie Samayualie (father)
  • Kudluajuk Ashoona (mother)
RelativesAnnie Pootoogook (cousin)
FamilyKeeleemeeoomee Samayualie (grandmother)

Nicotye Samayualie (born 1983) is a Canadian Inuk artist from Cape Dorset, Northwest Territories, specializing in drawings of still lifes and landscapes.[1] She often uses large-format drawings to create expansive images of Cape Dorset landscapes. She is the cousin of Annie Pootoogook (1969-2016).[1] Her grandmother, Keeleemeeoomee Samayualie (1919-1983), was also a graphic artist.[2]

Artistic career

Samayualie began developing her artistic practice in her early 20s.[3] She is particularly interested in Cape Dorset landscapes and in mundane day-to-day objects such as buttons, pantry shelves, and camping equipement.[4] Her work has been displayed at commercial galleries across Canada, including the Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, BC), Gallery Gevik (Toronto, ON), Gallery Indigena (Toronto, ON), and the Marion Scott Gallery (Vancouver, BC). Her work has been displayed by public galleries including the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, ON) and the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa, ON).[1] Her first group show was "A New Perspective" at Feheley Fine Arts in Toronto, Ontario in 2011, and she had her first solo exhibition, "Nicotye Samayualie," in February 2015, also at Feheley Fine Arts.[1]

In 2014, she was an invited artist at the Great Northern Arts Festival in Inuvik.[1] In 2016, she was selected for a residency at the Banff Arts Centre as part of the TD Bank’s Cape Dorset North-South artist exchange program.[5]

Exhibitions

  • 2019: Kinngait Studios Returns, Highpoint Center for Printmaking
  • 2019: Tavvauna / Here It Is: Drawings from Cape Dorset, Studio 22
  • 2018: Toronto International Art Fair, Metro Toronto Convention Centre (Toronto, ON)
  • 2018: Toronto Art Fair, Feheley Fine Arts (Toronto, ON)
  • 2018: The Samayualie Sisters, Feheley Fine Arts (Toronto, ON)
  • 2017: Nuit Blanche: Dorset Scenes, 401 Richmond (Toronto, ON)
  • 2017: New Drawings: Kudluajuk Ashoona, Padloo Samayualie and Nicotye Samayualie, The Inuit Gallery of Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)
  • 2016: Culture Shift: Challenging Identity, La Guilde
  • 2016: The Change Makers, Art Gallery of Mississauga (Mississauga, ON)
  • 2015: Nicotye Samayualie, Feheley Fine Arts (Toronto, ON)
  • 2015: Plants, Objects, Landscapes: Drawings by Nicotye Samayualie, Marion Scott Gallery
  • 2013: The Hand of the Artist, Feheley Fine Arts (Toronto, ON)
  • 2013: Eight Women, Marion Scott Gallery
  • 2012: The Unexpected, Feheley Fine Arts (Toronto, ON)
  • 2012: Views from the North: Original Drawings from Cape Dorset, Alaska on Madison

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Christine Lalonde, Acquisition Proposal for Nicotye Samayualie’s My Idea, My Style, My Way and Composition (Landscape), accession #46707 and #46708, Curatorial File, National Gallery of Canada.
  2. "Keeleemeeoomee Samualie". Inuit Art Foundation. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  3. "Nicotye Samayualie". Inuit Art Foundation. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  4. "Nicotye Samayualie". Dorset Fine Arts. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  5. "Nicotye Samayualie". The Hnatyshyn Foundation.

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