First Name: Joshim
Last Name: Kakegamic
Full Name: Joshim Kakegamic
Date of birth: 1952
Place of birth: Sandy Lake First Nation, Ontario, Canada
Date of death: 1993
Place of death: Keewaywin Reserve, Ontario
Community / Heritage: Cree
Art Media: Silkscreen, acrylic, ink
Joshim Kakegamic was born in 1952 at the Sandy Lake First Nation reserve, Ontario, Canada. He began painting as a teenager in the late 1960s under the guidance of his Ojibwe brother-in-law Norval Morrisseau and Cree artist Carl Ray. Kakegamic worked with Morrisseau and Ray to workshops at local reserves and in schools across Ontario.
In 1973, inspired by Daphne Odjig’s company, Indian Prints of Canada Ltd., Kakegamic established the Triple K Cooperative printing company together with his brothers Goyce and Henry. Based in Red Lake, the company enabled them and other artists, including Morrisseau, Barry Peters, Paddy Peters and Saul Williams, to present themselves and their work in an independent and unique way. The Triple K Cooperative existed for ten years and became the largest and most successful Indigenous economic development initiative in Northwestern Ontario. It provided an infrastructure that resulted in many artists having their work exhibited and acquired by prominent art galleries and museums in Canada and around the world.
Throughout 1970s and 1980s, Kakegamic took part in a number of exhibitions throughout Ontario as well as in a Woodland Art group show at Canada House in London, England and in Lahr, Germany.
In 1993, at the age of 41, Kakegamic died while attempting to save a drowning person’s life.
His paintings are held in private and corporate collections throughout Canada and abroad including at the McMichael Museum, The Canadian Museum of History (previously known as The Canadian Museum of Civilization), the Royal Ontario Museum and the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.
- 1977: Toronto's Aggregation Gallery
- 2008: Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta,Canada
- 2012: Gallery Gevik, Toronto, Ontario. Canadian Aboriginal Art: A look through the generations
- "Woodland Indian Art Exhibition" at Canada House in London, England
- "Woodland Indian Art Exhibition”, Lahr, Germany
- Simon Fraser University Art Center
- The McMichael Canadian Collection
- The Royal Ontario Museum
- Toronto's Aggregation Gallery in 1977
- The Canadian Museum of Civilization
- The McMichael Canadian Art Collection
- The Thunder Bay Art Gallery
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