Qavavau Manumie

Born 1958 in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Lives in Kinngait (Cape Dorset), Nunavut, Canada

Qavavau Manumie became an artist member of the West Baffin Eskimo cooperative studio in Kinngait (formerly Cape Dorset) in 1988, first as a printmaker in lithography and then in stonecut. Both his print and drawings are idiosyncratic and often amusing in their depictions of Inuit legends and mythology, Arctic fauna and contemporary aspects of Inuit life. Qavavau is the latest among the second-generation Inuit artists to attract critical acclaim from the contemporary arts audience in the South and internationally.