Bio

Simeonie, Abe

Born: March 22, 1977

Resides: Cape Dorset

Abe Simeonie’s father is Simigak Simeonie who was a carving packer at the Inuit Co-op for 30 years. His mother is Koyou, his uncles are Kanaginak Pootoogook and Ninogiok Pudlat, and his father-in-law is Axangayuk Shaa.  Abe learned to carve by watching Moe Pootoogook, and his favourite subjects soon became the Bears and the inukshuks. Outside of creating beautiful sculptures, Abe loves hunting and being on the land.