Check out our spotlight, in cooperation with Dorset Fine Arts, on the talented carver Kakee Ningeosiaq from Cape Dorset

About the artist

KAKEE NINGEOSIAQ   ( NINGEEOCHIAK, NEGEOSEAK, PETER)

 

 

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

 

Place of Birth:   Iqaluit

 

Mother:             Parnee Peter

 

Father:             Ningeoseak Peter

 

Grandmother:

 

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.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS:

 

May 1991                                                         Inuit Music in Art: Singing & Dancing & Playing

Feheley Fine Arts

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

November – December 1995                             Miniaturen

Inuit Galerie

Mannheim, Germany

(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.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

HONOURS AND ACHIEVMENTS:

 

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.

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