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Parr, Nuna

      Né:  7 Janvier 1949       Homme    E7-764

       Réside:  Cape Dorset

       Sculpture

 

      Les parents de Nuna, les défunts Parr et Eleeshushe, étaient des artistes graphiques très reconnus.

      Son frère, Epirvik, est un sculpteur.  Nuna sculpte depuis les années 1960 et préfère les sujets animaliers.

     La famille de Nuna Parr a quitté Cape Dorset pour vivre un mode de vie plus traditionnel basé sur la chasse.          

 

       EXPOSITIONS:

       Janvier - Fév 1967          Cape Dorset - A Decade of Eskimo

                                                   Prints & Recent Sculpture                        

                                                   National Gallery of Canada,                       

                                                   en coopération avec le Canadian                 

                                                   Eskimo Art Committee                             

                                                   Ottawa, Ontario

                                                    (catalogue illustré)

       Mars - Avril 1979            Sculpture of the Inuit: Lorne Balshine

                                                   Collection/Lou Osipov Collection/                

                                                   Dr. Harry Winrob Collection                      

                                                   Surrey Art Gallery                               

                                                   Surrey, Columbie-Britannique

                                                   (catalogue illustré)

       Novembre - Déc 1979     In Celebration

                                                   Guilde canadienne des métiers d'art du Québec                  

                                                   Montréal, Québec

       1980                                   Eskimo Sculpture from the Eastern Arctic

                                                   Ufundi Gallery                                   

                                                   Ottawa, Ontario

 

       Janvier - Mars 1980       Cape Dorset

                                                   Winnipeg Art Gallery                             

                                                   Winnipeg, Manitoba

                                                   (catalogue illustré)

       Avril 1980                          Art of Baffin

                                                   The Arctic Circle                                

                                                   Los Angeles, Californie, États-Unis

       Sep - Octobre 1980         La déesse inuite de la mer                                   

                                                   Musée des Beaux-arts de Montréal                 

                                                   Montréal, Québec

                                                   (catalogue illustré)

       1981                                  Cape Dorset Sculptors and Their Sculpture

                                                   The Inuit Art Collection                         

                                                   Mr. and Mrs. James F. Bacon                      

                                                   Manchester, Connecticut, États-Unis

                                                   (catalogue illustré)

       Octobre - Nov 1981        The Inuit Sea Goddess

                                                   Surrey Art Gallery,                              

                                                   (organisée en complément de l'exposition éponyme

           du Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal 

                                                   Vancouver, Colombie-Britannique

                                                   (catalogue illustré)

       Avril 1982                          Sculpture Inuit: Stone/Bone

                                                   circa 1960-1979                                  

                                                   Canadiana Galleries                              

                                                   Edmonton, Alberta

       Sep - Octobre 1984         On the Land

                                                   The Arctic Circle                                

                                                   Los Angeles, Californie, États-Unis

       Déc 1984 - Fév 1985      The Last and First Eskimos

                                                   Museum of Science and History                    

                                                   Fort Worth, Texas, États-Unis

       Nov - Déc 1986                Art Inuit

                                                   Guilde canadienne des métiers d'art du Québec                  

                                                   Montréal, Québec

       Sep - Novembre 1987    The Swinton Collection of Inuit Art

                                                   Winnipeg Art Gallery                             

                                                   Winnipeg, Manitoba

                                                   (catalogue illustré)

       Mars 1988                       Arctic Forms - Inuit Sculpture

                                                   Arctic Inuit Art Gallery                         

                                                   Richmond, Virginie, États-Unis

       Novembre - Déc 1988    Sculpture Inuit

                                                   Guilde canadienne des métiers d'art du Québec                  

                                                   Montréal, Québec

                                                   (brochure illustrée)

       Juin 1989                          Masters of the Arctic: An Exhibition

                                                   of Contemporary Inuit Masterworks                

                                                   Présenté par la Amway Corporation               

                                                   à l'Assemblée Nationale des Nations Unies

                                                   New York, New York, États-Unis

                                                   (catalogue illustré)

       Août 1990                         Traditions and Innovations in Inuit Art

                                                   Sculpture in Stone                                

                                                   Images of the North                              

                                                   San Francisco, Californie, États-Unis

                                                   (brochure illustrée)

       Novembre 1990               Inuit Masterworks

                                                   Inuit Gallery of Vancouver                       

                                                   Vancouver, Columbie-Britannique

                                                   (catalogue illustrée)

       Nov 1990 - Fév 1991      Espaces Inuit

                                                   Maison Hamel-Bruneau                             

                                                   Ste-Foy, Québec

                                                   (catalogue illustré)

       Février 1991                    Animals of the Arctic

                                                   Arctic Inuit Art                                  

                                                   Richmond, Virginie, États-Unis

       Février - Mars 1991        Cape Dorset Sculpture

                                                   McMaster Art Gallery                             

                                                   Hamilton, Ontario

       Février - Juin 1991         Granville Island Canadian Inuit Sculpture

                                                   Première exposition                

                                                   Vancouver Inuit Art Society                      

                                                   Vancouver, Columbie-Britannique

       Août - Sep 1991              Cape Dorset Stone Sculpture: Masters

                                                   & the Next Generation                            

                                                   Inuit Gallery of Vancouver                       

                                                   Vancouver, Columbie-Britannique

                                                   (catalogue illustré)

       Novembre - Déc 1991    Inuit Sculpture:  Présentée en conjonction avec

                                                  la  Cape Dorset Annual Graphics Collection  

                                                   Muscarelle Museum of Art                         

                                                   Williamsburg, Virginie, États-Unis.

       Novembre - Déc 1992    Inuit Sculpture--New Acquisitions

                                                   Pucker Gallery                                   

                                                   Boston, Massachusetts, États-Unis

                                                   (brochure illustrée)

       Décembre 1992               Small Sculptures by Great Artists I

                                                   Feheley Fine Arts                                

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

       Décembre 1993               Small Sculptures by Great Artists II

                                                   Feheley Fine Arts                                

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

 

       Mars - Avril 1994            Wildlife and Nature in Art

                                                   Arctic Experience                                

                                                   Hamilton, Ontario

       Juillet 1994                       Arctic Spirit

                                                   35 Years of Canadian Inuit Art                   

                                                   Frye Art Museum                                   

                                                   Seattle, Washington, États-Unis

       Octobre 1994                   Sculpture of the Inuit:

                                                   Major Works by the Masters of Stone              

                                                   Maslak McLeod Canadian Art                       

                                                   Santa Fe, Nouveau-Mexique, États-Unis

       Mai - Juillet 1995            Tundra & Ice: Exceptional Sculpture from Canada

                                                   Orca Aart Gallery                                

                                                   Chicago, Illinois, États-Unis

       Mai - Septembre 1995    Keeping Our Stories Alive:

                                                   An Exhibition of the Art and Crafts              

                                                   from Dene and Inuit of Canada                    

                                                   Institute of American Indian Arts Museum         

                                                   Santa Fe, Nouveau-Mexique, États-Unis

                                                   (catalogue illustré)

       Septembre 1995             Sedna: Spirit of the Sea

                                                   Feheley Fine Arts                                

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

       EXPOSITIONS SOLO:

       1978                                   Nuna Parr

                                                   Gallery One                                      

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

                                                   (catalogue illustré)

       Mars - Avril 1980            Nuna Parr - An Exhibition of Recent Carvings

                                                   Gallery One                                      

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

 

       Sep - Octobre 1983        Nuna Parr

                                                   Inuit Galerie                                    

                                                   Mannheim, Allemagne

       Novembre 1985               Nuna Parr - Sculpture

                                                   Canadiana Galleries                              

                                                   Edmonton, Alberta

                                                   (catalogue illustré)

       Décembre 1988               Nuna Parr

                                                   Eskimo Art Gallery                               

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

       COLLECTIONS:

       Amway Environmental Foundation Collection, Ada, Michigan, États-Unis

       Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, Colombie-Britannique

       Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario                      

       Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario            

       Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Québec       

       Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, Michigan, États-Unis

       GE Canada Inuit Art Collection, Mississauga, Ontario     

       Inuit Cultural Institute, Rankin Inlet, Territoires du Nord-Ouest       

       McMaster University Art Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario         

       National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario         

       Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville, Nouveau-Brunswick   

       Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, Territoires du Nord-Ouest       

       Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba        

 

       HONNEURS, ACCOMPLISSEMENTS et ÉVÉNEMENTS:

       1980     Invité par le Public Works Canada à soumettre des sketchs de gravures en bas-relief

                      pour décorer l'extérieur des édifices du parlement.

 

      RÉFÉRENCES:

 

           MASTERS OF THE ARCTIC:  An Exhibition of Contemporary Inuit

           Masterworks.  Ada, Michigan: Amway Corporation, 1989.

       Adamson, Arthur                                  

           THE SWINTON COLLECTION OF INUIT ART.  Inuit Art Quarterly,

           vol.3, no.1, Winter, 1988. pp.19-20.

       Canadian Arctic Producers                        

           NUNA PARR:  Sculpture.  Ottawa:  Canadian Arctic Producers, 1985.

       Institute of American Indian Arts Museum         

           KEEPING OUR STORIES ALIVE:  An Exhibition of Art and Crafts from

           Dene and Inuit of Canada.  Santa Fe, N.M.: Institute of American

           Native Arts Museum, 1995.

       Inuit Art Collection                             

           CAPE DORSET:  Sculptors and their Sculpture.  Manchester, Conn.:

           The Inuit Art Collection, 1981.

       Inuit Gallery of Vancouver                       

           CAPE DORSET STONE SCULPTURE: MASTERS AND THE NEXT GENERATION:

           August 17-September 6, 1991.  Vancouver, B.C.:  Inuit Gallery of

           Vancouver, 1991.

       Inuit Gallery of Vancouver                       

           INUIT MASTERWORKS:  November 3-November 24, 1990.  Vancouver, B.

           C.: Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, 1990.

       National Gallery of Canada                       

           CAPE DORSET:  A Decade of Eskimo Prints and Recent Sculpture =

           Dix ans d'estampes esquimaudes et sculptures recentes.  Ottawa:

           The National Gallery of Canada, 1967.

       Settler, Faye                                    

           FROM THE DEALER'S VIEWPOINT.  About Arts and Crafts, vol. 2, no.

           3, Winter, 1978. pp.24-25.

       Swinton, Nelda                                   

           LA DEESSE INUITE DE LA MER. = THE INUIT SEA GODDESS.  Montreal:

           Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1980.

 

       Winnipeg Art Gallery                              

           CAPE DORSET.  Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1979.

       Winnipeg Art Gallery                             

           SWINTON COLLECTION OF INUIT ART.  Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1987.

 

       (c) Inuit Art Section, INAC 1995