Transformation by Ashevak Adla


Artist: Ashevak Adla

Community: Cape Dorset

Year: 2013

Media: Serpentine


This wonderful transformation piece by Ashevak Adla is a great carving. The lines and proportions of the piece are fantastic. Transformations are an important and common subject in Inuit art.

Additional information

Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 10.5 × 4.5 × 5.5 in

About Ashevak Adla


Date of Birth: February 22, 1977 Male/Female: Male

Place of Birth: Cape Dorset

Mother: Kumajuk Adla

Father: David Adla


May 1988 Die Kunst aus der Arktis
Presented by Inuit Galerie: Mannheim
In Gutersloh
Gutersloh, Germany

February – April 1997 Stone & Bone
The Inuit Master Carvers of the Canadian Arctic
The North West Company
held at Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Humanities
Ketchum, Idaho, U.S.A.

January – February 1999 Nature and Transformation: Inuit Art
Pucker Gallery
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

April 2000 Ashivak Adla: The Artist’s Hand
Inuit Sculpture Portfolio
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canadaz
(illustrated catalogue)

February – March 2001 Young Carvers from Cape Dorset:
JohnnyLee Pudlat and Ashevak Adla
Albers Gallery of Inuit Art
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
(illustrated catalogue)

Spring 2005 Cape Dorset Sculpture
Spirit Wrestler Gallery
Vancouver, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)

2006 Rhythms in Motion
Galerie d’art Vincent
Ottawa, Ontario
(illustrated catalogue)

March – April 2006 Supernatural
Inuit Fantastic Sculpture
Marion Scott Gallery
Vancouver, British Columbia

April – May, 2008 Arctic Wind – An Expression of Naturalism
Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery
Vancouver, British Columbia

January – February, 2009 Small Treasures
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia

May – June, 2010 Polar Bears
Canadian Arctic Gallery
Basel, Switzerland

October, 2010 Arctic Wind III: An Expression of Survival
Coastal Peoples Gallery
Vancouver, British Columbia
(illustrated brochure)

June – September, 2011 Bear Farandole
Kulik Art Inuit
Quebec City. Quebec

August – November, 2012 The Stafford Collection of Inuit Sculpture
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba

August, 2012 Faces of Baffin
Canadian Arctic Gallery
Basel, Switzerland

June – July, 2014 Ursa Major: The Great Bear
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Vancouver, BC

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