Bio

Ashoona, Ohito

OHITO ASHOONA   (OKITUK; OHIKTO; OQUITUK; OQITUK)
       Born:  December 11, 1952       Male       E7-1304
       Resides:  Cape Dorset
       Sculpture
       Ohito is the son of Cape Dorset carver Kaka Ashoona, and the nephew of    
       Kiawak Ashoona.                                                               

       EXHIBITIONS:
       September 1981              The Year of the Bear
                                                   The Arctic Circle                                 
                                                   Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
       March - April 1982            Songs in Stone
                                                   The Arctic Circle                                 
                                                   Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
       March 1988                       Arctic Forms - Inuit Sculpture
                                                   Arctic Inuit Art Gallery                          
                                                   Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A.
       January 1989                    Cold Stones, Warm Hearts: Inuit Art
                                                   from the Northwest Territories                    
                                                   University of Richmond                            
                                                   Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A.
       Dec 1990 - Jan 1991       A Family Tradition: Inuit Art
                                                   from Canada's Arctic                              
                                                   Presented by Arctic Inuit Art at the              
                                                   Virginia Museum of Fine Arts                      
                                                   Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A.
       Nov - Dec 1994                Small Sculptures by Great Artists III
                                                   Feheley Fine Arts                                 
                                                   Toronto, Ontario
       May - July 1995                 Tundra & Ice: Exceptional Sculpture from Canada
                                                   Orca Aart Gallery                                 
                                                   Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
       July 1995                           Sunakutagnuvalautut:
                                                   Things from the Past                              
                                                   Feheley Fine Art                                  
                                                   Toronto, Ontario

       March - April 1996            Major/Minor
                                                   Marion Scott Gallery                              
                                                   Vancouver, British Columbia
       SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
       February 1989                  Ohito Ashoona
                                                   Eskimo Art Gallery                                
                                                   Toronto, Ontario
       February 1990                  Ohito Ashoona
                                                   Eskimo Art Gallery                                
                                                   Toronto, Ontario
       May 1995                           Ohito Ashoona
                                                   Gallery Indigena                                  
                                                   Stratford, Ontario
       COLLECTIONS:
       Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
       Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario
       University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
       Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba 
       HONOURS, ACHIEVEMENTS and EVENTS:
       1989     Attended the opening of his solo exhibition at the Eskimo Art Gallery in
                    Toronto.
       1989     Received a Division Award at the Scottsdale Fine Arts and Crafts Show in
                     Scottsdale, Arizona.
       1990     Travelled to Toronto to demonstrate soapstone carving at the annual winter
                     festival.