Photo: Niap


bone, drawing, installation, painting, performance, sculpture/carving, stone, throat singing

Artistic Community:

Kuujjuaq, QC



Niap, also known as Nancy Saunders, is a multimedia artist from Kuujjuaq, Nunavik, QC. Niap creates a range of works, including paintings and graphic works, that incorporate realistic figures alongside brightly coloured geometric patterns and designs. She also carves soapstone and ivory sculptures. Niap represents both her Inuit culture and the influences of the urban environment within her art. In 2017 Niap was selected to create an anamorphosis piece for the Canadian Museum of Nature's new Canada Goose Arctic Gallery titled "Ilurqusivut" (Our ways).View Long Biography and Citations


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Title Year Author
Canadian Museum of Nature Brings the Arctic to Ottawa June 22, 2017 Kat Walcott
Canada Goose Arctic Gallery opens at Canadian Museum of Nature June 21, 2017 Aaron Kylie
Museum of Nature: The ice is broken on unique new Arctic gallery June 21, 2017 Peter Simpson


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
ᑲᑕᔾᔭᐅᓯᕙᓪᓛᑦ Katajjausivallaat, le rythme bercé March 2018 OBORO
Ilurqusivut (Our Ways) June 2017 Canada Goose Gallery, Canadian Museum of Nature
Lucassie Echalook, Mattiusi Iyaituk: Between Tradition and Innovation 20 Nov - 16 Dec, 2015 The McClure Gallery


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Achievement Year Organization
Virginia J. Watt Scholarship 2017-2018 Inuit Art Foundation


View All Performances and Details
Title Year Role
Inuit Art Society Annual Meeting, October 27-29 2017 October 27-29, 2017 Presenter
Designation of katajjaniq, the Inuit throat singing, as an element of Québec’s intangible heritage January 28, 2014 Singer

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Canada Goose Arctic Gallery at the Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa, ON, Canada

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December 14, 2017 Created by: Maddy Tripp Updated by: Rebecca Gray