Dorset Fine Arts
Contemporary works on paper by Inuit fine artist Saimaiyu Akesuk
January 30 - February 25, 2017
Thursday, February 2nd, from 5 to 8pm
Exhibition Tour & Presentation: Saturday, February 18 11am

Dorset Fine Arts

Froelick Gallery is pleased to partner with Dorset Fine Arts to present the work of Saimaiyu Akesuk. Ms. Akesuk was born in Iqaluit located in the Canadian Arctic, but she has lived in Cape Dorset her whole life. Her parents are Lau Akesuk and Olayuk Akesuk who was one of the first Members of the Legislative Assembly in Nunavut. Saimaiyu was inspired to start drawing by Ningeokuluk Teevee while they were taking a class together at the Nunavut Teaching Education Program. Saimaiyu’s confident drawings of birds and bears are characterized by her bold and dynamic simplicity rendered with soft tenderness and quite often a touch of whimsy.

formatting Saimayu Akesuk
Saimayu Akesuk