Photo: Qavavau Manumie


drawing, printmaking

Artistic Community:

Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU

Date of Birth:

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Brandon, MB



Qavavau Manumie is a Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU based artist who focuses on printmaking and drawing. He began working as a printmaker in the 1980s at the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative and quickly became a talented printmaker. His work has been included in most Cape Dorset Annual Print Collections from the mid-1990s onwards.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
33 More Artists Announced for Toronto Biennial June 20, 2019 Canadian Art
Here’s the Artist List for the First Toronto Biennial June 20, 2019 Maximilíano Durón
Dorset Seen 2017 Leslie Boyd and Sandra Dyck


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Toronto Biennial Sept 21 - Dec 1, 2019 Toronto Biennial
Qavavau Manumie 2019 Apr 17 - May 8, 2019 Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
How to Breathe Forever Jan 16 - Apr 14, 2019 OCADU Onsite Gallery


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection 2017 Dorset Fine Arts
Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection 2017 Dorset Fine Arts
Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection 2016

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Ackland Art Museum Chapel Hill, NC, United States
Art Gallery of Ontario Toronto, ON, Canada
Canada Council Art Bank Ottawa, ON, Canada

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September 12, 2017 Created by: Inuit Art Foundation