Kakee Ningeosiak – Sedna & Bear


Artist:                  Kakee Ningeosiak
Community:       Cape Dorset
Medium:             Serpentine
Date:                    1999


Sedna and Bear by Kakee Ningeosiak from Cape Dorset

Additional information

Weight 6.4 kg
Dimensions 6 × 11.25 × 12 in

biography Kakee Ningeosiaq


Date of Birth: April 7, 1973 Male/Female: Male

Place of Birth: Iqaluit

Mother: Parnee Peter

Father: Ningeoseak Peter


Grandfather: Jamasie Teevee

Kakee was born in Iqaluit but moved to Cape Dorset in 1993. He began carving at the age of 16 and although he is self-taught, he also learned by watching other carvers. His father, Ningeosiak Peter, and his mother, Parnee Peter were both sculptors in Cape Dorset. Kakee’s grandfather, the late Jamasie Teevee was a well-known graphic artist.


May 1991 Inuit Music in Art: Singing & Dancing & Playing
Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

November – December 1995 Miniaturen
Inuit Galerie
Mannheim, 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.

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

January, 2012 Small Treasures
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Vancouver, BC

February, 2019 Life in Stone VI
Steinbrueck Native Gallery
Seattle, Washington

August, 2019 Cape Dorset Artists
Nanooq Pop-Up Exhibit
Royal Botanical Gardens
Burlington. Ontario

January – February, 2020 Small Treasures 2020
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia


In August, 2019 School of Fish, a large scale sculpture in bronze by Kakee was unveiled at the
Royal Botanical Gardens as the newest addition to the Dan Lawrie International Sculpture
Collection. The sculpture stands in the reflecting pool in front of the Turner Pavillion Teahouse.