Shoreline Spirit by Nuna Parr

$400.00

Print will go on sale on Saturday, October 16. See 2021 Dorset Print Collection for further information or contact us at info@ukpikart.ca to inquire about print.

 

Artist:                   Nuna Parr

Community:         Cape Dorset / Kinngait

Year:                      2021

Media:                  

Etching & Chine Collé

Paper: Arches White

Printer: Studio PM

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Description

Gorgeous new print from the 2021 Dorset Print Collection: Shoreline Spirit by Nuna Parr.

Nuna was born near Cape Dorset and lived with his adoptive parents, the graphic artists Parr and Eleeshushe. The family moved to Cape Dorset in 1960, after Parr was injured in an accident, and the young Nuna started carving while he was still in school. His interest in hunting and his regard for the animal life of the Arctic are directly reflected in his work. His rounded forms have great movement and a natural flow with the grain of the stone, as if both were made for each other. He has been carving for forty years, and his work continues to be shown nationally and internationally.
Excerpt from Cape Dorset Sculpture, 2005.

Print will go on sale on Saturday, October 16. See 2021 Dorset Print Collection for further information or contact us at info@ukpikart.ca to inquire about print.

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Dimensions 15 × 14 in

Biography Nuna Parr

NUNA PARR (NOONA)

Date of Birth: January 7, 1949
Place of Birth: Cape Dorset
Mother: Eleeshushe
Father: Parr

Male/Female: Male E7-764

Nuna’s parents, the late Parr and Eleeshushe, are renowned graphic artists from the older generation. His brother, Epirvik is a carver. Nuna has been carving since the 1960’s, preferring wildlife for his subjects. Nuna and his family have left Cape Dorset to live a more traditional lifestyle relying on hunting and carving for their livelihood.

Nuna is presently on the Board of Directors of the Inuit Art Foundation, Ottawa, Ontario.

EXHIBITIONS:

Native Canadian and Inuit Art
The Great Canadian Trading Post Company Windsor, Ontario
(brochure)

Our Land Transforming; Celebrating the Enduring Spirit Of the Inuit
Arctic Raven Gallery
One Front Street, Second Floor
POB 2139
Friday Harbor, Washington, U.S.A.
(brochure)

January – February 1967:
Cape Dorset – A Decade of Eskimo Prints & Recent Sculpture
National Gallery of Canada
In cooperation with the Canadian Eskimo Art Committee Ottawa, Ontario
(tour) (illustrated catalogue)

March – April 1979:
Sculpture of the Inuit: Lorne Balshine Collection/Lou Osipov Collection/Dr. Harry Winrob Collection Surrey Art Gallery
Surrey, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)

November – December 1979:
In Celebration
Canadian Guild of Crafts Montreal, Quebec

1980:
Eskimo Sculpture from the Eastern Arctic Ufundi Gallery
Ottawa, Onario

January – March 1980:
Cape Dorset Winnipeg Art Gallery Winnipeg, Manitoba
(illustrated catalogue)

April 1980:
Art of Baffin
The Arctic Circle
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

September – October 1980:
La deesse inuite de la mer/The Inuit Sea Goddess Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal
Montreal, Quebec
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)

1981:
Cape Dorset Sculptors and Their Sculpture The Inuit Art Collection
Mrs. & Mrs. James F. Bacon
Manchester, Connecticut, U.S.A.
(illustrated catalogue)

October – November 1981:
The Inuit Sea Goddess
Surrey Art Gallery
(organized to complement the Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal exhibit of the same name)
Vancouver, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)

April 1982:
Sculpture Inuit: Stone & Bone Circa 1960 – 1979 Canadiana Galleries Edmonton, Alberta

September – October 1984:
On The Land
The Arctic Circle
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

December 1984 – February 1985:
The Last and First Eskimos Museum of Science and History Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A.

November – December 1986:
Art Inuit
Canadian Guild of Crafts Montreal, Quebec

September – November 1987:
The Swinton Collection of Inuit Art Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(illustrated catalogue)

March 1988:
Arctic Forms – Inuit Sculpture Arctic Inuit Art Gallery Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A.

November – December 1988:
Sculpture Inuit Canadian Guild of Crafts Montreal, Quebec
(illustrated brochure)

June 1989:
Masters of the Arctic: An Exhibition of Contemporary Inuit Masterworks
Presented by Amway Corporation
At the United Nations General Assembly
New York, N.Y., U.S.A.
(tour)
(illustrated catalogue)

August 1990:
Traditions and Innovations in Inuit Art Sculpture in Stone
Images of the North
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
(illustrated brochure)

November 1990:
Inuit Masterworks
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver Vancouver, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)

November 1990 – February 1991:
Espaces Inuit
Maison Hamel-Bruneau Ste-Foy, Quebec
(illustrated catalogue)

February 1991:
Animals of the Arctic Arctic Inuit Art
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A.

February – March 1991:
Cape Dorset Sculpture McMaster Art Gallery Hamilton, Ontario

February – June 1991:
Granville Island Canadian Inuit Sculpture Exhibition (First Exhibition)
Vancouver Inuit Art Society
Vancouver, British Columbia

August – September 1991:
Cape Dorset Stone Sculpture: Masters and The Next Generation
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)

November – December 1991:
Inuit Sculpture: Displayed in conjunction with the 1991 Cape Dorset Annual Graphics Collection
Muscarelle Museum of Art
Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.A.

November – December 1992:
Inuit Sculpture: New Acquisitions Pucker Gallery. Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. (illustrated brochure)

December 1992:
Small Sculptures by Great Artists I Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, Ontario

December 1993:

Small Sculptures by Great Artists II Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, Ontario

March – April 1994:
Wildlife and Nature in Art Arctic Experience Hamilton, Ontario

July 1994:
Arctic Spirit
35 Years of Canadian Inuit Art Frye Art Museum
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

October 1994:
Sculpture of the Inuit: Major Works by the Masters of Stone
Maslak McLeod Canadian Art
Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A.

October:
Sculpture of the Inuit
Maslak McLeod
Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A.

May – July 1995:
Tundra and Ice: Exceptional Sculpure from Canada Orca Aart Galley
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

May – September 1995:
Keeping Our Stories Alive: An Exhibition of the Art and Crafts from Dene and Inuit of Canada
Institute of American Indian Arts Museum
Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A.
(illustrated catalogue)

September 1995:
Sedna: Spirit of the Sea Feheley Fine Arts Toronto, Ontario

October – December 1995:
Canadian Inuit Sculpture – The Next Generation Orca Aart Gallery
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
(illustrated catalogue)

March – June 1996:
Tundra and Ice IV
Orca Aart Galley Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

June 1996:
Images of Our Past Art of Man Gallery
(illustrated catalogue)

November – December 1996:
New Visions
Spirit Wrestler Gallery Vancouver, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)

November – December 1996:
Sculpture Inuit Canadian Guild of Crafts Montreal, Quebec
(brochure)

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.

June 1997:
Singing and Dancing and Playing Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, Ontario (brochure)

August – October 1999:
The R.D. Bell Collection of Inuit Art Carleton University Art Gallery Ottawa, Ontario

October 1999:
Horizons
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver Vancouver, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)

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

November – December 2000:
Small Sculptures by Great Artists 2000 Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, Ontario
(illustrated brochure)

November – December 2003:
Honouring the Master Carvers Eskimo Art Gallery
Toronto, Ontario

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

October 2005:
Contemporary Sculpture by Dorset Artists Canada House
Banff, Alberta

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

August – September 2006:
Second Generation Cape Dorset Carvers Gallery Indigena
Stratford, Ontario

November – December 2006:
Arctic Miniatures
The Albers Gallery
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

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

December, 2008:
Mini Masterworks II
Spirit Wrestler Gallery Vancouver, British Columbia
(illustrated catalogue)

March – April, 2009:
Arctic Wildlife
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver Vancouver, British Columbia

September – October, 2009:
Power and Passion Canadian Arctic Gallery Basel, Switzerland

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

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

October, 2011:
Stone and Paper Cape Dorset 2011 Native Art Gallery Oakville, ON
(illustrated catalogue)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

1978:
Nuna Parr Gallery One Toronto, Ontario
(illustrated catalogue)

March – April 1980:
Nuna Parr – An Exhibition of Recent Carvings Gallery One
Toronto, Ontario

September – October 1983:
Nuna Parr
Inuit Galerie
Mannheim, West Germany

November 1985:
Nuna Parr – Sculpture Canadiana Galleries Edmonton, Alberta
(illustrated catalogue)

December 1988:
Nuna Parr Eskimo Art Galley Toronto, Ontario

COLLECTIONS:

Amway Environmental Foundation Collection, Ada, Michigan, U.S.A.

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario

Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario

Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec

Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, Michigan, U.S.A.

GE Canada Inuit Art Collection, Mississauga, Ontario

Inuit Cultural Institute, Rankin Inlet, NWT

McMaster University Art Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario

Musee d’art Inuit Brousseau, Quebec City, Quebec

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick

Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, NWT

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

HONOURS, ACHIEVEMENT AND EVENTS:

1980
Invited by Public Works Canada to submit sketches for low relief carvings to decorate the exterior of the parliament buildings.

1999
Was elected to the Board of Directors of the Inuit Art Foundation, Ottawa, Ontario.

SELECTED REFERENCES:

MASTERS OF THE ARCTIC: An Exhibition of Contemporary Inuit Masterworks. Ada, Michigan, Amway Corporation, 1989.

Canadian Arctic Producers
NUNA PARR: Sculpture. Ottawa: Canadian Arctic Producers, 1985.

Institute of American Indian Arts Museum
Keeping Our Stories Alive: An Exhibition of the Art and Crafts from Dene and Inuit of Canada. Santa Fe, New Mexico: Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, 1995.

Inuit Art Collection
CAPE DORSET: Sculptors and their Sculpture. Manchester, Connecticut: The Inuit Art Collection, 1981.

Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
CAPE DORSET STONE SCULPTURE: MASTERS AND THE NEXT GENERATION: August 17 – September 6, 1991. Vancouver, British Columbia: Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, 1991.

Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
INUIT MASTERWORKS: November 3 – 24, 1990. Vancouver, British Columbia: Inuit Galley of Vancouver, 1990.

Settler, Faye
FROM THE DEALER’S VIEWPOINT. About Arts and Crafts, Vol. 2, No. 3, Winter 1978, pp. 24 – 25.

Swinton, Nelda
LA DEESSE INUITE DE LA MER. – THE INUIT SEA GODDESS. Montreal: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1980.

Winnipeg Art Gallery
CAPE DORSET. Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1979.

Winnipeg Art Galley
SWINTON COLLECTION OF INUIT ART. Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1987.

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