Kawtysie
Kakee

Photo: Kawtysie Kakee
Credit: Photo Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts & Crafts
Kawtysie
Kakee

Medium:

textile

Artistic Community:

Panniqtuuq (Pangnirtung), NU

Date of Birth:

Artists may have multiple birth years listed as a result of when and where they were born. For example, an artist born in the early twentieth century in a camp outside of a community centre may not know/have known their exact date of birth and identified different years.


1955

Work

Biography

Kawtysie Kakee is a weaver from Panniqtuuq (Pangnirtung), NU, who works at the tapestry studio at the Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts. For over thirty years Kakee has been working with textiles after beginning to weave at the Panniqtuuq tapestry studio in 1975. She is a master weaver, and sews in addition to creating knitted and crocheted items. Kakee has designed over 60 tapestries as well as translated a number of drawings by celebrated artists in her community into vibrant textiles.View Long Biography and Citations

Publications

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Title Year Author
Twenty creative years March 29, 2019 John Geoghegan
A tapestry made of dreams Sept 3, 2009 Jane George
Woven, Not Carved: The Pangnirtung Tapestries are Northern Art with Global Appeal September 2003 L.D. Cross

Exhibitions

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Name Year Gallery
Pangnirtung Tapestries - 40th Anniversary Feb 23 - Mar 16, 2010 Inuit Art Gallery of Vancouver
Nuvisavik: The Place Where We Weave 2002 Winnipeg Art Gallery
Contemporary Art from Pangnirtung Oct 25 - Nov 17, 1991 The Art Gallery, Mount Saint Vincent University

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Canadian Museum of History Gatineau, QC, Canada
Winnipeg Art Gallery Winnipeg, MB, Canada