Niap

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Niap

Medium:

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

Artistic Community:

Kuujjuaq, QC

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.

Kuujjuaq, QC, Canada
11 October 1986

Work

Biography

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

Publications

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Title Year Author
Nancy Saunders Wins the Virginia J. Watt Scholarship Spring 2018 Inuit Art Foundation
Profile: Niap Spring 2018 Britt Gallpen
Canadian Museum of Nature Brings the Arctic to Ottawa June 22, 2017 Kat Walcott

Exhibitions

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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

Achievements

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

Performances

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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