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BIOGRAPHY

Shuvinai Ashoona was born in 1961 in Kinngait, Canada (formerly Cape Dorset). She is the daughter of the celebrated Inuit artists Kiawak and Sorosilutu Ashoona. Ashoona began drawing detailed monochromatic landscapes in 1993, transitioning to colorful compositions in the late 1990s. Over the years, Ashoona developed a distinct iconography of fantastical elements from her imagination that she incorporates in her depictions of contemporary Inuit life, historical events, and the northern landscape. Ashoona’s work is included in museum collections throughout Canada including Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario; Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau, Quebec; Inuit Art Center, Indian and Northern Affairs, Ottawa, Ontario; The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; and the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba. In the United States, Ashoona’s work is represented in the permanent collections of Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC; Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, MI; Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI; Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; Fidelity Investments Corporate Art Collection, Boston, MA; MSU Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI; National Museum of the American Indian, New York, NY; RISD Museum, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI; Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA; School of Design at George Brown College, Toronto, Canada, and Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions including Shuvinai Ashoona: Drawings, Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL; Shuvinai Ashoona: Beyond the Visible, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; Shuvinai Ashoona: Mapping Worlds, a touring exhibition organized by the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada. Her work has been included in group exhibitions including Once a Myth, Becoming Real, 14th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Republic of Korea, The Milk of Dreams, 59th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, and Three Women, Three Generations: Drawings by Pitseolak Ashoona, Napatchie Pootoogook and Shuvinai Ashoona at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2024                
Shuvinai Ashoona: When I Draw, The Perimeter, London, United Kingdom.

2023
Shuvinai Ashoona: Looking Out, Looking In, Fort Gansevoort, New York, NY.

2022
Inside Out: Shuvinai Ashoona, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.
Shuvinai Ashoona (online exhibition), Fort Gansevoort.

2021-22           
Shuvinai Ashoona: Beyond the Visible, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada.
Shuvinai Ashoona: Drawings, Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, Miami, FL.

2020                
Shuvinai Ashoona: Vapourating, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.
Shuvinai Ashoona: Holding Onto Universes, Ceentre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

2019
Shuvinai Ashoona: Mapping Worlds (touring), organized and presented by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada, on view at Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, P.E.I., Canada, Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal, Canada, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, Canada, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Art Canada Institute (online), Toronto, Canada.
Shuvinai Ashoona: We End Up Dreaming, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Canada.

2017                
Shuvinai Ashoona: Curiosities, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Canada.
Shuvinai Ashoona: A For Sure World, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.

2014                
Shuvinai Ashoona: Woven Thoughts, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Canada.

2013                
Shuvinai Ashoona: Merged Realities, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada.

2012                
Shuvinai Ashoona: The Printed Works, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.
Shuvinai’s World(s), Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Canada.
Shuvinai Ashoona: Ground, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Canada.

2011                
Contemporary Reflections, The Canadian Guild of Crafts, Montreal, Canada.

2009                
Shuvinai Ashoona Drawings, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada.

2007                
Shuvinai Ashoona: Drawings 1993-2007, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.

2006    
Shuvinai Ashoona: Time Interrupted, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Canada.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023
ᐃᓗᒻᒧᑦ ᑕᑯᓂᐊᕐᓂ - Looking Inside, La Guilde, Montreal, Canada.
Everybody Talks About the Weather, Fondazione Prada, Venice, Italy.
Feeling of light, Almine Rech, Brussels, Belgium.
Celebrating Canadian Women Artists, Mayberry Fine Art, Winnipeg, Canada.
Once a Myth, Becoming Real, 14th Gwangju Biennale, LeeKangHa Art Museum, Gwangju, Republic of Korea.

2022
Secret Chord: An Ode to Montreal, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, New York.
Ceremony (Burial of an Undead World), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin, Germany.
Splendid Isolation, S.M.A.K.— Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium.
The Image of the Environment, Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, Oakville, Canada.
The Milk of Dreams, La Biennale di Venezia, 59th International Art Exhibition, Venice, Italy.
New Inuit Art: Contemporary Inuit Art of Kinngait, The National Museum of Ethnography, Warsaw, Poland.
Ashoona: Enduring Art Stories, La Guilde, Montreal, Canada.

2020                
Hybridity: Françoise Oklaga & Shuvinai Ashoona, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.

Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany.

2019                
An Opera for Animals, Para Site, Hong Kong, and Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China.
The Co-op, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Canada.

2018                
Manif d’Art, Quebec City Biennial, Quebec City, Canada.

2017-18           
Canadian Biennial, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada.

2017                
Every, Now, Then: Reframing Nationhood, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada.
The Voiced Plate: Contemporary Inuit Prints, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.
Earthlings, Esker Foundation, Calgary, Canada.
Astral Bodies, Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada.

2016                
Neon NDN: Indigenous Pop Art, Saw Gallery, Ottawa, Canada.
Change Makers, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, Canada.
Cape Dorset and Points South 2, Theo Gantz Studio, Beacon, NY.
Floe Edge: Contemporary Art and Collaborations from Nunavut, Canada Gallery, Canada House, London, United Kingdom.

2015                
Universal Cobra: Shuvinai Ashoona and Shary Boyle, Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada.
Contemporary North II, Madrona Gallery, Victoria, Canada.
Fifteen Years: Kingait 2000-2015, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Canada.
Axeme 07 – Axe/Direction, Stockholm Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden.
Over the Top, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Canada.

2014-15           
Unsettled Landscapes: SITElines: New Perspectives on the Art of the Americas (Unsettled Landscapes), SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM.
Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada.

2014                
North South Encounter, Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada.
Views from the North: Original Drawings from Cape Dorset, Alaska on Madison, New York, NY.
Cape Dorset: New Generation, Willock and Sax Gallery – Banff Art Gallery, Banff, Canada.

2013-14           
Winter Show: Gallery Artists, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.

2013                
Cape Dorset Prints, Gallery 210, St. Louis, MO.
Sanaunguanik: Traditions and Transformations in Inuit Art, Enterprise Square Gallery, Edmonton, Canada.
Toronto International Art Fair, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada.
Sakahàn: International Indigenious Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada.
Shuvinai Ashoona and John Noestheden: Earth and Sky, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada.
New Voices from the New North, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada.
Dorset Seen, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada.
Animal Power: Images in Contemporary Inuit Art, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.
Where Do We Come From? What are We? Where are We Going? Identity in Contemporary Cape Dorset Art, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Canada.
Takujaksait (Something to See), Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum, Iqaluit, Canada.
Air, Land, Seed, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM.

2012-13           
Oh, Canada: Contemporary Art from North North America, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA.
Telling Stories: Inuit Art from Cape Dorset, Toronto Pearson International Airport (Terminal 1), Toronto, Canada.

2012                
John Noestheden: Sky and Shuvinai Ashoona: Earth, 18th Biennale of Sydney: All our Relations, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
The Unexpected, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Canada.
Sky Ecchymosis: Part of the Series – Women of the Arctic, La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Montreal, Canada.
Dorset Now, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Canada.
Sleep of Reason, Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, Canada.
Octopus Dreams: 200 Works on Paper by Contemporary Native American Artists, Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, Yekaterinburg, Russia, State Museum of Novosibirsk, Novosibirst, Russia, Togliatti Art Museum, Tolyatti, Russia, Samara Regional Museum of Art, Samara, Russia, Tomski Regional Art Museum, Tomsk, Russia, and Irkutsk Regional Art Museum, Irkutsk, Russia.

2011-12           
Women in Charge: Inuit Contemporary Women Artists, Museo Nazionale Preistorico ed Etnografico Luigi Pigorini, Rome, Italy.

2011                
Contemporary North: Drawings from Cape Dorset, Madrona Gallery, Victoria, Canada.
Surreal: Eight Artists in the Fantastical Tradition, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.
Dorset Annual Print Collection, Gallery d’Art Vincent, Ottawa, Canada.
Dorset Large: Large Scale Drawings from the Kinngait Studios, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Canada.
Gallery Artists, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.
Inuit Modern: The Samuel and Esther Sarick Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada.

2010-11           
It Is What It Is: Recent Acquisitions of New Canadian Art, Canadian Biennial, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada.
Ijurnaqtut: Whimsy, Wit and Humor in Inuit Art, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada.

2010                
Nipirasait: Many Voices, Inuit Prints from Cape Dorset, The Canadian Embassy Art Gallery, Washington, DC.
The Drawing Room, Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.
North Meets South, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Canada.
Monster, West Vancouver Museum, West Vancouver, Canada.
Big, Bold and Beautiful: Large Scale Drawings from Cape Dorset, Museum of Inuit Art, Toronto, Canada.
Facing Forward – New Works from Kinngait Studios, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.

2009-10           
Nunannguaq: In the Likeness of the Earth, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Canada.
Uuturautiit: Cape Dorset Celebrates 50 Years of Printmaking, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada.
Arctic Spirit: 50th Anniversary of Cape Dorset’s Kinngait Studios, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada.

2009                
Mixed Media from Cape Dorset, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Canada.
Noise Ghost: Shary Boyle and Shuvinai Ashoona, Justina M. Barnike Gallery, Hart House, Toronto, Canada.
Extreme Drawing, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.
Kenojuak Ashevak RCA, CC and Shuvinai Ashoona, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada.
Contemporary Traditions: Shuvinai Ashoona and Annie Pootoogook, Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada.

2008                
Never Let the Facts Get in the Way of the Truth, Western Front, Vancouver, Canada.
Breaking Ground: New Oil Stick Drawings from Cape Dorset, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Canada.
The Basel Project: Shuvinai Ashoona and John Noesthedan, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Canada.
Earth and Sky, Stadhimmel Citysky Project, Basel, Switzerland.

2007                
Three Cousins, Original Drawings by Annie Pootoogook, Shuvinai Ashoona and Siassie Kenneally, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Canada.
Burning Cold: Emerging Artists from Across the North and South, Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, Canada.

2006-07           
Ashoona: Third Wave, New Drawings by Shuvinai Ashoona, Siassie Kenneally and Annie Pootoogook, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

2006                
Landscape: Contemporary Inuit Drawings, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.
Drawing Restraint, Saw Gallery, Ottawa, Canada.
Marion Scott at 30: 65 Masterpieces from the Canadian Arctic, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.

2005                
Oye Canada, VIP Lounge, Canadian Pavillion, Expo2005, Aichi, Japan.
Unique Visions, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Canada.

2001                
Transitions 2, Inuit and Inuit Art Centre, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Montreal, Canada.
Art by Women: An Investigation of Inuit Sculpture and Graphics, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Canada.

2000                
Suvenai Ashoona and Annago Ashevak, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada.

1999    
Three Women, Three Generations: Drawings by Pitseolak Ashoona, Napatchie Pootoogook and Suvenai Ashoona, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Canada.

GRANTS, AWARDS, AND HONORS

2022                
La Biennale di Venezia, 59th International Art Exhibition (awarded special mention)

2018                
Gershon Iskowitz Prize

2017                
REVEAL Indigenous Art Award, Hnatyshyn Foundation

2016                
Elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC
Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph, Canada
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
BMO Financial Group, Corporate Art Collection, Toronto, Canada
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Canada
Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau, Canada
Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, MI 
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Fidelity Investments Corporate Art Collection, Boston, MA
George Brown College, Toronto, Canada
Hart House Collection, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
Inuit Art Centre, Indian and Northern Affairs, Ottawa, Canada
MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Canada
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Canada
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada
MSU Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
National Museum of the American Indian, New York, NY
North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Rapids, ND
Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada
RISD Museum, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Tate, London, UK
TD Gallery of Inuit Art, Toronto, Canada
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2024
Barry, Salena. " All Impossible Worlds," Art Review, February 14.
Spier, Nevan. "Shuvinai Ashoona’s Visions of Inuit History and Resilience," Frieze, February 12.
Morrison, Alexander. "A new wave: spate of UK exhibitions signal growing recognition for Inuit and Sámi art," The Art Newspaper, February 7. 
Ataguyuk, Livete. "Kinngait artists‘ work gets worldwide audience as studio marks 65 years," Nunatsiaq News, January 30.
Freeman, Laura. “Shuvinai Ashoona review—Arctic monsters and haunting ice floes”, The Times, January 24.
Ashby, Chloë. “ ‘It’s fun, fun, fun’: the Arctic artist who took up painting for ‘cigarette money’ ", The Guardian, January 22.

2023
Schiffman, Rebecca. “The Top Art Exhibitions of 2023”, Art & Object, December 22.
Dorward, Kira Wronska. “West Baffin Cooperative gears up for 65th anniversary”, Penticton Herald, November 27.
Vincler, John. “What to See in N.Y.C. Galleries in October“, The New York Times, October 27.
Durón, Maximilíano. “How the Gochman Family Collection Aims to Support Contemporary Indigenous Artists—and Reshape the Mainstream Art World”, ARTnews, October 25.
D’Souza, Aruna. “Colored-pencil works by the Inuk artist present an imaginative worldview combining cultural traditions and a dreamlike reality”, 4Columns, October 20. 
Jamieson, Robb. “8 Canadian Artists to Check Out This Fall”, Elle, September 26.
Pariso, Dominique and Chris Stanton. "The Approval Matrix: The Sun Sets on WFH", New York Magazine, September 22.
Nayyar, Rhea. “Inuit Culture Comes to Life in Shuvinai Ashoona’s Drawings“, Hyperallergic, September 20.
Scott, Chadd. “A Revolution In Contemporary Native American Art Explored At The Hessel Museum Of Art At Bard College”, Forbes, September 19.
Cascone, Sarah. “The Spring Break Art Fair Once Again Brings Quirky Surprises to Los Angeles, From Musical Chandeliers to Live Mystery Tattooing”, Artnet News, February 16.

2022
Taylor, Kate, “The Canadian cultural icons who made the arts better in 2022”, The Globe and Mail, December 20.
Armstrong, Annie. “Wet Paint in the Wild: Fort Gansevoort’s Adam Shopkorn Travels to the Canadian Arctic for One Very Chilly Studio Visit”, Artnet News, November 10.
Taylor, Kate. “Shuvinai Ashoona explores new forms in Vancouver at Granville gallery residency”, The Globe and Mail, September 22.
Ditmars, Hadani. “Inuk artist Shuvinai Ashoona’s new show combines her love of Inuit culture and the impending threat of climate change”, The Art Newspaper, September 20.
Brown, Patricia Leigh. “Making Art on Top of the World”, The New York Times, June 1.
“The Image of the Environment – Art Exhibit”, Oakville News, May 3.
Farago, Jason. “Looking Inward, and Back, at a Biennale for the History Books”, The New York Times, April 30.
Greenberger, Alex. “Black Women Reign Victorious at Venice Biennale as Simone Leigh, Sonia Boyce Win Top Awards”, ARTnews, April 23.
Rea, Naomi. “The Venice Biennale Power List: Here Is Every Gallery Representing an Artist at the 59th Edition of the Venice Biennale”, Artnet News, April 18.
Quinn, Eilís. “After a two-year delay, Canadian Inuit art exhibition in Warsaw meets the moment”, Eye on The Arctic, April 22.
Ulam, Alex. “Surrealism’s return in a very surreal age”, Toronto Star, March 25. 
Pogrebin, Robin. “A Venice Biennale Informed by the Pandemic Will Spotlight Women”, The New York Times, February 2.
Nanibush, Wanda, and Georgiana Uhlyarik. Moving the Museum: Indigenous & Canadian Art at the AGO, Toronto, Canada: Art Gallery of Ontario.

2021                
Verna, Gaëtane. Shuvinai Ashoona: Mapping Worlds, Munich, Germany: Hirmer Verlag.

2020                
Dickenson, Rachelle, Greg A Hill, and Christine Lalond. Àbadakone, Ottawa, Canada: National Gallery of Canada.
Santana, Maria Luisa. “Inside Shuvinai Ashoona’s Fantastical Worlds”, Capilano Courier, April 1.
Habib, Ayesha. “Shuvinai Ashoona Bridges Reality and Fantasy at the Vancouver Art Gallery”, Nuvo, February 26.
Laurence, Robin. “At the Vancouver Art Gallery, monsters and magic mesmerize in Shuvinai Ashoona: Mapping Worlds”, The Georgia Straight, February 25.
Prata, Rose. “Art Trip: Shuvinai Ashoona collapses boundaries at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Glasgow”, The Globe and Mail, February 3.
Hosein, Lise. “With this print, Shuvinai Ashoona captures the ‘breath and soul of the earth’ at Peggy’s Cove”, CBC News, January 3.

2019                
Costinas, Cosmin, and Claire Shea. An Opera for Animals, Hong Kong: Para Site.
Quinn, Eilís. “Candaian exhibition showcases cutting-edge Indigenous art from around the globe, including Arctic”, Eye on the Arctic – Radio Canada International, November 28.
Taylor, Kate. “Inuit art’s renaissance is thawing cultural borders”, The Globe and Mail, February 15.
Sandals, Leah. “Shuvinai Ashoona Wins $50K Gershon Iskowitz Prize”, Canadianart, January 28.  

2018                
Boyle, Shary, Shauna Thompson, and Ariane De Blois. Terriens: Roger Aksadjuak, Shuvinai Ashoona, Pierre Aupilardjuk, Shary Boyle, Jessie Kenalogak, John Kurok, Leo Napayok, Montreal, Canada: Galerie de l’UQAM.
Martin, Lee-Ann, and Viviane Gray. The Indigenous Art Collection: Selected Works, 1967-2017, Gatineau, Canada: Centre d’art Autochtone.
Little, Niki, and Becca Taylor. Contemporary Native Art Biennial: Níchiwamiskwén, Nimidet, Ma Sœur, My Sister, Montreal, Canada: Éditions Art Mûr.
Ahtone, Heather, W Jackson Rushing, and Todd Stewart. Seeds of Being: A Project of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Art & Museum Studies Seminar, Norman, OK: Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, The University of Oklahoma.
Laurence, Robin. “Vision Quest: A Sunday Afternoon with Shuvinai Ashoona”, Border Crossings, issue 145, vol. 37, March.
Cramp, Beverly. “Shuvinai Ashoona’s Surreal World”, Galleries West online magazine, January 2.

2017                
Boyd, Leslie, and Sandra Dyck. Dorset Seen, Ottawa, Canada: Carleton University Art Gallery.
Campbell, Nancy G. Shuvinai Ashoona: Life & Work, Toronto, Canada: Art Canada Institute.
Lethbridge, York. Astral Bodies: Shuvinai Ashoona, Karen Azoulay, Shary Boyle, Spring Hurlbut and Pamela Norrish, Toronto, Canada: Mercer Union.
Hunter, Andrew. Every. Now. Then: Reframing Nationhood, Toronto, Canada: Art Gallery of Ontario.
Hunter, Andrew. The Polar World: Shuvinai Ashoona, Toronto, Canada: Art Gallery of Ontario.
2017 Canadian Biennial, Ottawa, Canada: National Gallery of Canada.
Volmers, Eric. “Earthlings: Seven artists bridge north and south with group exhibition”, Calgary Herald, January 19.
Woodward, Rachel. “Esker Foundation brings artists from across Canada together for Earthlings,” The Gauntlet, January 17.

2016                
Daezner, Denise, Heidrun Löb, and Roland Hausheer. Calling the Animals: Arktische Geschichten Gezeichnet, Gedruckt und in Stein Gemeisselt, Zurich, Switzerland: Stadt
Zürich, Nordamerika Native Museum, Indianer & Inuit Kulturen.
Patten, Michael. Culture Shift: Contemporary Native Art Biennial, Montreal, Canada: Les Éditions Art Mûr.
Falvey, Emily. “When Imagination and Politics Mix”, Canadianart, May 23.

2015                
Ashoona, Shuvinai, Shary Boyle, and Paul Henderson. Universal Cobra: Nunarjualimaarkmik Nimirialik, Toronto, Canada: You’ve Changed Imprints.
Campbell, Nancy. Noise Ghost and Other Stories, Toronto, Canada: Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto.
“Hilarious Horror: Borderviews”, Bordercrossings, vol. 136, December.

2014                
Dees, Janet, et al. Unsettled Landscapes, Santa Fe, NM: SITE Sante Fe.
Shuvinai Ashoona: Woven Thoughts, Toronto, Canada: Feheley Fine Arts.
Kunard, Andrea, et al. Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014, Ottawa, Canada, National Gallery of Canada.

2013                
Hill, Greg, Candice Hopkins, and Christine Lalonde. Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art, Ottawa, Canada: National Gallery of Canada.
Mithlo, Nancy Marie, John Hitchcock, Suzanne Newman Fricke, and Beverly Morris. Air, Land, Seed; and Octopus Dreams, Albuquerque, NM: 516 Arts.
Rattemeyer, Christian. Vitamin D2: New Perspectives in Drawings, New York, NY: Phaidon.
Lak, Daniel. “A Haven for Canada’s Inuit Artists”, Aljazeera, November 24.
Varga, Peter. “Shuvinai Ashoona’s 21st Century Style Represents Nunavut as She sees it”, Nunatsiaq News, July 2.
Milroy, Sarah. “Art from Canada’s North”, The Globe and Mail, April 27.

2012                
Cane, Jennifer, and Sonja Ahlers. Sleep of Reason, Whitehorse, Canada: Yukon Arts Centre.
DeZegher, Catherine, and Gerald McMaster, All Our Relations: 18th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia: Biennale of Sydney Limited.
Dyck, Sandra. Shuvinai Ashoona: Drawings, Ottawa, Canada: Carleton University Art Gallery.
Wight, Darlene Coward. Creation and Transformation: Defining Moments in Inuit Art, Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre.
Milroy, Sarah. “Inuit Feminism Goes Global”, The Globe and Mail, September 8.
Laurence, Robin. “Inuit visions stand apart”, The Georgia Straight, September 6.
Rosenberg, Karen. “Border Crossing Identity Crisis”, New York Times, August 30.
Milroy, Sarah. “An Aboriginal Triumph”, The Globe and Mail, July 20.
Collaborations: Earth and Sky, Shuvinai Ashoona & John Noestheden, Regina, Canada: Mackenzie Art Gallery.
Octopus Dreams: 200 Works on Paper by Contemporary Native American Artists, Yekaterinburg, Russia: Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts.
Shuvinai’s World(s): Drawings by Shuvinai Ashoona, Toronto, Canada: Feheley Fine Arts.

2011                
Campbell, Nancy, and Brad van der Zanden. Dorset Large: Large Scale Drawings from the Kinngait Studios in Cape Dorset, Toronto, Canada: Feheley Fine Arts.
McMaster, Gerald. Inuit Modern: The Samuel and Esther Sarick Collection, Toronto, Canada: Art Gallery of Ontario.
Balzer, David. “Shuvinai Ashoona: ‘I Don’t Think from Newspaper’”, The Believer, November 1.
Racette, Sherry Farrell, and Candice Hopkins. Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years, Winnipeg, Canada: Plug In Editions.
Tiberini, Elvira Stefania. Women in Charge: Inuit Contemporary Artists, Milan, Italy: Officina Libraria.
Ditmars, Hadani. “Surreal: Inuit Game Changer”, Canadian Art, November 3.

2009                
Shuvinai Ashoona, Toronto, Canada: Feheley Fine Arts.
Dyck, Sandra. “Shuvinai Ashoona Drawings”, Inuit Art Quarterly vol. 24, no. 4, December.

2008                
Hessel, Ingo. Cape Dorset Art: Tradition and Innovation, Arctic Art from the Albrecht Collection at the Heard Museum, Pheonix, AZ: Heard Museum.
Kardosh, Robert. “The New Generation: A Radical Defiance”, Inuit Art Quarterly vol. 23, no. 4, December.
Karlinsky, Amy. “Land of the Midnight Sons and Daughters: Contemporary Inuit Drawings: Shuvinai Ashoona, Kavavaow Mannomee, Nick Sikkuark”, Border Crossings vol. 105, February 2008.
The Basel Project: Shuvinai Ashoona & John Noestheden, Toronto, Canada: Feheley Fine Arts.
Littmann, Klaus. Stadthimmel-Citysky: Eine Temporäre Kunstintervention, Basel, Switzerland: Littmann Kulturprojekte.

2007                
Boyd Ryan, Leslie. Cape Dorset Prints: A Retrospective, Fifty Years of Printmaking at the Kinngait Studios, San Francisco: CA, Pomegranate Communications.
Three Cousins: Annie Pootoogook, Shuvinai Ashoona, Siassie Kenneally, Toronto, Canada: Feheley Fine Arts.
Karlinsky, Amy. Shuvinai Ashoona: Drawings 1993-2007, Vancouver, Canada: Marion Scott Gallery.
Marsden, Scott, and Maya Hirschman. Burning Cold: A National Exhibition of Emerging Artists from Across Canada’s North and South, Whitehorse, Canada: Yukon Arts Centre.
Newlands, Anne. Canadian Paintings, Prints and Drawings, Richmond Hill, Canada: Firefly Books.
Laurence, Robin. “Shuvinai Ashoona: Drawings 1993 – 2007”, The Georgia Straight, November 8.
Dykk, Lloyd. “Interior complexity at odds with Cape Dorset tradition”, The Vancouver Sun, October 19.

2006                
Shuvinai Ashoona: Time Interrupted, Toronto, Canada: Feheley Fine Arts.
Landscape: Contemporary Inuit Drawings, Vancouver, Canada: Marion Scott Gallery.

2004                
Sinclair, James. “Breaking New Ground: The Graphic Work of Shuvinai Ashoona, Janet Kigusiuq, Victoria Mamnguqsualuk, and Annie Pootoogook”, Inuit Art Quarterly vol. 19, nos. 3 and 4, August/December.

2001                
Pottle, Barry, and Ryan Rice. Transitions 2: Contemporary Indian and Inuit Art of Canada, Ottawa, Canada: Indian and Norhtern Affairs Canada.

1999                
Blodgett, Jean. Three Women, Three Generations: Drawings by Pitseolak Ashoona, Napatchie Pootoogook and Shuvinai Ashoona, Kleinburg, Canada: McMichael Canadian Art Collection.

FILM

2010
Ghost Noise, directed by Marcia Connolly, documentary.

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