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Annie Pootoogook, ᐊᓇ ᐳᑐᒍ

Settlement: Cape Dorset / Kinngait

(1969-2016)

First Name: Annie

Last Name: Pootoogook

Full Name: Annie Pootoogook

Name in syllabics: ᐊᓇ ᐳᑐᒍ

Alternative Names: N/A

Date of birth: May 11, 1969

Place of birth: Kinngait, Nunavut, Canada

Date of death: September 19, 2016

Place of death: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Community / Heritage: Inuit

Sex: Female

Disc Number: E72701

Website: N/A

Art Media: Drawing, printmaking, coloured pencil, black porous-point pen and graphite on paper.

 

Bio:

Annie Pootoogook was born on May 11, 1969 in Kinngait, Nunavut.

Pootoogook was a member of an extraordinary artistic family: her father, Eegyvudluk Pootoogook, was a talented carver and a printmaker; her mother, Napachie Pootoogook, and grandmother, Pitseolak Ashoona, were both well-known and highly respected graphic artists.

Pootoogook began to draw in 1997. She worked at home and at the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative in Kinngait. In 2001, she left the Studio to work on her own. She was extremely prolific between 2001 and 2007.

Pootoogook’s pen and coloured pencil drawings illustrate details of the everyday life of women, the hardships faced by Northern communities, and the impact of technology on traditional Inuit life. With her work, she also expressed her personal experiences and emotions, including intimate interior scenes, domestic abuse, violence and alcoholism.

Pootoogook’s art has been included in several commercial exhibitions since 2002. Her first solo exhibition was held at the Feheley Art Gallery in 2003, followed by a major solo exhibition at the Power Plant in Toronto in 2006. Pootoogook spent the summer of 2006 in Dufftown, Scotland, where she was an artist-in-residence at the Glenfiddich Distillery’s “Spirit off Creativity” program. In the fall of that same year, Pootoogook won the prestigious Sobey Arts Award.

Over the next decade, Pootoogook continued to exhibit in major art shows across North America and Europe, including the Biennale de Montreal, Art Basel, and Documenta 12 in Kassel, Germany. Her drawings are held by the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, and several other notable institutions. Pootoogook was the subject of the documentary film “Annie Pootoogook” by Marcia Connolly, premiered at the Reel Artists Film Festival in Toronto in 2006.

 

Articles:

·       https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annie_Pootoogook

·       https://canadianart.ca/essays/stories-not-told-annie-pootoogook/

·       https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/art-and-architecture/the-remarkable-life-of-inuit-artist-anniepootoogook/article32198919/

·       https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/what-we-know-documenta-14-896879

·       https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/annie-pootoogook-biography-nancy-campbell-1.4529152

·       https://www.gallery.ca/magazine/artists/remembering-annie-pootoogook

·       https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/visualarts/2017/09/16/the-death-and-life-of-annie-pootoogook-on-vivid-display-at-the-mcmichael-gallery.html

·       http://musingsmmst.blogspot.com/2017/12/how-can-we-remember-annie-pootoogook.html

·       https://uphere.ca/articles/“they’ve-never-seen-anything-it

·       https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/the-work-of-artist-annie-pootoogook/article32036546/

·       https://www.gallerieswest.ca/magazine/books/annie-pootoogook-remembered/

·       https://artsfile.ca/new-book-details-how-annie-pootoogook-almost-denied-sobey-award-by-some-jurors/

·       https://www.artlink.com.au/articles/4600/annie-pootoogook-depicting-arctic-modernity-in-con/

·       https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/inuit-artist-annie-pootoogooks-body-found-in-ottawa-river/article32042028/

·       https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-monday-edition-1.3779380/stereotypes-plagued-inuk-artist-annie-pootoogook-in-life-as-in-death-says-gallerist-1.3782623

Exhibitions:

·       2002: “The Unexpected”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2003: “Moving Forward: Works on Paper by Annie Pootoogook”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2005: “Windows on Kinngait: Napachie Pootoogook & Annie Pootoogook”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2005: “Unique Visions”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2006: “Annie Pootoogook: Reflections”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2006: “Annie Pootoogook”, The Power Plant, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2006: “Ashoona: Third Wave”, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

·       2006 - 2007: “Sobey Art Award”, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

·       2006 - 2008: “In the Shadow of the Midnight Sun: Sami and Inuit Art 2000-2005”, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

·       2007: “Montreal Biennale”, Musee d'art contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

·       2007: “Burning Cold: A National Exhibition of Emerging Artists from Across Canada's North and South”, Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada

·       2007:  “Documenta 12”, Museum Fridericianum, Aue-Pavillon, documenta-Halle, Neue Galerie, Schloss Wilhelmshöhe, Kulturzentrum Schlachthof, Restaurant elBulli, Roses, Kassel, Germany

·       2007: “Annie Pootoogook, Shuvinai Ashoona, Siassie Kenneally: 3 Cousins”,  Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2007 - 2010: “Annie Pootoogook”, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

·       2008: “Pandora's Box”, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

·       2008: “One World International Printmaking Exhibition”, Amelie Gallery, Beijing, China

·       2008: “Annie Pootoogook”, Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 

·       2008: “Breaking Ground: New Oil Stick Drawings from Cape Dorset”,  Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2009: “Shuvinai Ashoona & Annie Pootoogook: Recent Drawings”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2009: “Assume Nothing: New Social Practice”, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

·       2009: “Narrative: Contemporary Inuit Prints from Cape Dorset”, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

·       2009: “Burning Cold”, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

·       2009: “Shuvinai Ashoona & Annie Pootoogook”, Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

·       2009: “Women of the North: Seen in Sculptures and Print”, Arctic Artistry, Chappagua, NY, USA

·       2009: “New Views on Old Traditions”, The Guild Shop, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2009 - 2010: “Uuturautiit: Cape Dorset Celebrates 50 Years of Printmaking”, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

·       2009 - 2010: “Annie Pootoogook”, National Museum of the American Indian, New York, NY, USA

·       2009 - 2010: “Nunannguaq: In the Likeness of the Earth”, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada

·       2010: “North Meets South”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2010 - 2011: “Ijurnaqtut: Whimsy, Wit and Humor in Inuit Art”, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

·       2011: “Inuit Modern: The Samuel and Esther Sarick Collection”, Art Gallery of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2011: “Dorset Large: Large Scale drawings from the Kinngait Studio”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2011: “Annie Pootoogook: Kinngait Compositions”, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

·       2011: “Memory for the Future”, Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

·       2011 - 2012: “Women in Charge: Inuit Contemporary Women Artists”, Museo Nazionale Preistorica Etnografica, Rome, Italy

·       2012: “Polar Shift”, Museum London, London, Ontario, Canada

·       2012: “Colour”, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

·       2012: “The Unexpected”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2012: “Past Sobey Winners - A Selection from the National Gallery of Canada”, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2012 - 2013: “Oh Canada: Contemporary Art from North America”, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

·       2012 - 2013: “Telling Stories: Inuit Art from Cape Dorset”, Toronto Pearson International Airport (Terminal One), Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2013: “Dorset Seen”, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

·       2013: “Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art”, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

·       2014 - 2015: “Inuit Illumi: Inuit Today”, The Rooms, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

·       2014 -2015: “Northern Exposure”, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

·       2015: “Big Bang”, Saw Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

·       2015: “Fifteen Years: Kinngait 2000-2015”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2016: “Akunnittini: A Kinngait Family Portrait: Pitseolak Ashoona, Napachie Pootoogook, Annie Pootoogook”, Institute of the American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

·       2016: “Neon NDN: Indigenous Pop Art”, Saw Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

·       2016 - 2017: “Dear Life”, Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

·       2017 - 2018: “Akunnittinni: A Kinngait Family Portrait”, National Museum of the American Indian at the Heye Centre, New York City, NY, USA

·       2017 - 2018: “Annie Pootoogook: Cutting Ice”, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada

·       2018: “Beautiful World, Where are you?”, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

·       2017–2019: “Akunnittinni: A Kinngait Family Portrait”, touring exhibition, Organized by the National Museum of the American Indian, New York, NY, USA

·       2019: “Shifting Geographies”, University of Alberta Museums, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

·       2019: RBC Lounge, Masterpiece International Art Fair, London, United Kingdom

Awards:

·       2006: Winner of the 2006 Sobey Art Award, Canada

·       2006: The documentary film Annie Pootoogook, made by Marcia Connolly, premieres at the Reel Artists Film Festival in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2006: Pootoogook is named the Glenfiddich Artist in Residence, Scotland

·       2007: Pootoogook was selected as a feature artist for the Montreal Biennale

·       2007: Invited to exhibit at Documenta 12 in Kassel, Germany

Collections:

·       Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada

·       Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

·       Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

·       Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

·       Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

·       Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

·       Fidelity Investments Corporate Art Collection, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

·       Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

·       Art Gallery of Guelph (formerly known MacDonald Stewart Art Centre), Guelph, Ontario, Canada

·       Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

·       Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

·       National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

·       Indigenous Art Collection at Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

·       City of Ottawa Art Collection, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Artwork

Title Last Sold At Auction
A FRIEND VISITS 2016-09 (September 2016)
BRIEF CASE 2019-04 (April 2019)
COMPOSITION (HAND WITH PRAYING FIGURE) 2017-11 (November 2017)
COMPOSITION (MOTHER & CHILD IN AMAUTIQ) 2017-11 (November 2017)
FAMILY SCENE 2017-11 (November 2017)
MY DAD MY UNCLE 2019-05 (May 2019)
NUJALIA, NAPACHIE, AND ANNIE 2017-11 (November 2017)
PREPARING THE GAS BURNER 2017-11 (November 2017)
THE HOMECOMING 2018-02 (February 2018)
UNTITLED 2019-05 (May 2019)
UNTITLED 2018-11 (November 2018)
UNTITLED 2018-11 (November 2018)
UNTITLED 2018-11 (November 2018)
UNTITLED 2018-11 (November 2018)

Recent Auction Results

UNTITLED
Estimate: 1,000 — 1,500
Sold: May 2019 — Sold For: $2,400
MY DAD MY UNCLE
Estimate: 1,000 — 1,500
Sold: May 2019 — Sold For: $1,560
BRIEF CASE
Estimate: 500 — 700
Sold: Apr 2019 — Sold For: $2,280
UNTITLED
Estimate: 700 — 1,000
Sold: Nov 2018 — Sold For: $2,280
UNTITLED
Estimate: 1,000 — 1,500
Sold: Nov 2018 — Sold For: $3,000
THE HOMECOMING
Estimate: 300 — 500
Sold: Feb 2018 — Sold For: $1,020

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