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Tunnillie, Ashevak

      Born:  November 2, 1956       Male       E7-1516

       Resides:  Cape Dorset

       Sculpture,  Ashevak's father Qavaroak Tunnillie is also a well-known artist in Cape  Dorset.                                                                      

 

  EXHIBITIONS:

       1983                                   An Enduring Tradition II: Inuit Carving

                                                   from the Northwest Territories                   

                                                   Inuit Gallery of Vancouver                       

                                                   Vancouver, British Columbia

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       Sept - Oct 1984                On the Land

                                                   The Arctic Circle                                

                                                   Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

       Nov - Dec 1984                Contemporary Art: Cape Dorset

                                                   Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec                  

                                                   Montreal, Quebec

       Nov - Dec 1985                 Cape Dorset Sculpture by Ipellee Osuitok,

                                                   Tutuiya Ikkidluak, Quavaroak Tunnillie,          

                                                   Ashevak Tunnillie, Peter Tunnillie               

                                                   Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec                  

                                                   Montreal, Quebec

       Nov - Dec 1986                 Art Inuit

                                                   Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec                  

                                                   Montreal, Quebec

       Nov - Dec 1987                 Art Inuit

                                                   Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec                  

                                                   Montreal, Quebec

       Dec 1987 - Jan 1988       The Art of the Eskimo

                                                   Newman Galleries                                 

 

       Dec 1987 - Feb 1988       Inuk, Inuit: Art et tradition chez les

                                                   esquimaux d'hier et d'aujourd'hui                 

                                                   presented by L'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai,        

                                                   at Musee des Beaux-arts d'Arras                  

                                                   Arras, France

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       March 1988                       Arctic Forms - Inuit Sculpture

                                                   Arctic Inuit Art Gallery                         

                                                   Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A.

       July 1988                            [L'art inuit]

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Chapelle de la Visitation, Thonon             

                                                   France

       October 1988                    Tundra & Ice: Stone Images of

                                                   Animals and Man                                  

                                                   presented by Orca Aart at the                    

                                                   Adventurers' Club                                

                                                   Chicago, Illinois

       November 1988                [L'art inuit]

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Les Martres-de-Veyre                          

                                                   France

       Nov - Dec 1988                 [Inuit Art Exhibition]

                                                   Orca Aart, presented at                          

                                                   Neiman Marcus                                    

                                                   Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

       December 1988                [L'art inuit]

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Galerie des Tanneurs, Mulhouse                

                                                   France

       January 1989                     Cold Stones, Warm Hearts: Inuit Art

                                                    from the Northwest Territories                    

                                                   University of Richmond                           

                                                   Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A.

 

       Jan - Feb 1989                 The Art of the Eskimo

                                                   Newman Galleries                                 

                                                   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

       February 1989                  Arctic Images: Major Sculptures by Canada's

                                                   Leading Contemporary Eskimo (Inuit) Artists      

                                                   at D/Erlien Fine Art Limited                     

                                                   presented by Orca Aart, Chicago                  

                                                   Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

       February - March 1989     [L'art inuit]

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at St. Marcellin                                 

                                                   France

       March - April 1989            [L'art inuit]

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Galerie Autre Regard, Paris                   

                                                   France

       May 1989                           Birds: Sculpture from Cape Dorset

                                                   & Rock Ptarmigan Limited Edition                 

                                                   Print by Kananginak                               

                                                   The Guild Shop                                   

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

       June 1989                          Masters of the Arctic: An Exhibition

                                                   of Contemporary Inuit Masterworks                

                                                   Presented by the Amway Corporation               

                                                   at the United Nations General Assembly           

                                                   New York, New York, U.S.A.

                                                   (tour)

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       June - July 1989                Art Inuit

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Galerie Sanguine, La Rochelle                 

                                                   France

 

       Oct - Dec 1989                 Baffin Images

                                                   Orca Aart                                         

                                                   Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

       January 1990                    Art Inuit, la Sculpture des Esquimaux du Canada

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Centre d'Action Culturelle du Bassin          

                                                   Houllier, Lorrain, Saint Avold                   

                                                   France

       March 1990                       Art Inuit, l'Art des Esquimaux du Canada

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Maison Falleur, Cambrai                       

                                                   France

       April 1990                          Art Inuit

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Palais de l'Europe                            

                                                   Le Touquet, France

       May 1990                           Early and Contemporary Sculpture and Prints

                                                   by Well-Known Inuit Artists                      

                                                   Arctic Artistry                                  

                                                   Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, U.S.A.

       June - July 1990                Small Sculptures from across the

                                                   Canadian Arctic                                  

                                                   Feheley Fine Arts                                

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

       Nov - Dec 1990                 Art Inuit:  Autour de la Collection de Cape

                                                   Dorset 1990                                      

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Centre Culturel Canadien                      

                                                   Paris, France

       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.

 

       February 1991                  Animals of the Arctic

                                                   Arctic Inuit Art                                 

                                                   Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A.

       February - April 1991       Art Inuit

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Galerie Humbert                                

                                                   Nantes, France

       March - April 1991            Art Inuit

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Le Theatre                                    

                                                   La Ciotat, France

       April - May 1991               Art Inuit

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Palais de l'Europe                            

                                                   Le Touquet, France

       May - June 1991               Art Inuit

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at La Halle aux Bles                             

                                                   Saint Malo, France

       July 1991                           Art Inuit

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Chapelle de la Visitation                     

                                                   Thonon, France

       July - August 1991            Glaciopolis:  Art Inuit

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Maison de Pesey                               

                                                   Les Arcs, France

       Oct - Dec 1991                 Art Inuit

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Galerie Maite Aubert                          

                                                   Le Havre, France

 

       Nov - Dec 1991                Art Inuit:  Autour de la Collection de Cape

                                                   Dorset 1991                                      

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Le Colombier                                  

                                                   Ville D'Avray, France

       Feb - Sept 1992               Inuit Art: Drawings and Recent Sculpture

                                                   National Gallery of Canada                       

                                                   Ottawa, Ontario

       Nov - Dec 1992                Inuit Sculpture--New Acquisitions

                                                   Pucker Gallery                                   

                                                   Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

                                                   (illustrated brochure)

       Sept - Nov 1993               The Bear: Sculpture

                                                   Albers Gallery                                   

                                                   San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

       Oct - Nov 1993                  Sculpture and Graphics from Cape Dorset

                                                   Art Space Gallery                                

                                                   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

       April - May 1994                Mythic Image

                                                   Ancestral Spirits Gallery                        

                                                   Port Townsend, Washington, U.S.A.

       Sep - Oct 1994                 Kunst van de Inuit Eskimo's

                                                   Gemeentelijk Kunstcentrum                        

                                                   Huis Hellemans                                   

                                                   Edegem, Belgium

                                                   (illustrated brochure)

       April 1995                          Inuit Mythology

                                                   Arctic Experience                                

                                                   Hamilton, Ontario

       September 1995              Sedna: Spirit of the Sea

                                                   Feheley Fine Arts                                

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

 

       Nov - Dec 1995                 Miniaturen

                                                   Inuit Galerie                                    

                                                   Mannheim, Germany

                                                   (brochure)

       SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

       Oct - Nov 1995                  Ashevak Tunnillie

                                                   Inuit Galerie                                    

                                                   Mannheim, Germany

       COLLECTIONS:

       Amway Environmental Foundation Collection, Ada, Michigan, U.S.A.                         

       National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario                        

 

       SELECTED REFERENCES:

 

           MASTERS OF THE ARCTIC:  An Exhibition of Contemporary Inuit

           Masterworks.  Ada, Michigan: Amway Corporation, 1989.

       Inuit Galerie                                    

           DIE KUNST AUS DER ARKTIS.  Mannheim, Federal Republic of

           Germany: Inuit Galerie, 1986, 1986.

       Inuit Gallery of Vancouver                       

           AN ENDURING TRADITION II:  Inuit Carving from the Northwest

           Territories.  Vancouver: The Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, 1983.

       Musee des Beaux-Arts (Arras, France)             

           INUK, INUIT:  Art et tradition chez les Esquimaux d'hier et

           d'aujourd'hui.  Arras, France: Musee des Beaux-Arts, 1987.

 

     (c) Inuit Art Section, INAC 1995