Saimaiyu Akesuk

Born in Iqaluit, Saimaiyu Akesuk has lived in Cape Dorset her whole life. Her parents are Lau Akesuk and Olayuk Akesuk who was one of the first Members of the Legislative Assembly in Nunavut. Saimaiyu was inspired to start drawing by Ningeokuluk Teevee while they were taking a class together at the Nunavut Teaching Education Program. Saimaiyu’s confident drawings of birds and bears are characterized by her bold and dynamic simplicity rendered with soft tenderness and quite often a touch of whimsy.
Her work is in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum. In 2015, she was one of two Inuit artists who inaugurated The Cape Dorset Legacy Project, an annual creative residency and symposium hosted at this legendary New York institution.
Saturday, February 18th at 11am: Ms. Akesuk and William Huffman of Dorset Fine Arts will lead an exhibition tour at Froelick Gallery; a reception will follow.
 
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Saimaiyu  Akesuk Courting Birds
Qaumajaq (Fly), 2014
37 x 24 in
Saimaiyu  Akesuk Courting Birds
Courting Birds, 2015
24 x 31 in
Saimaiyu  Akesuk Courting Birds
Hot Spider, 2013
22.5 x 30 in
Saimaiyu  Akesuk Courting Birds
Latchaolassie’s Birds, 2013
22 x 15 in
Saimaiyu  Akesuk Courting Birds
Luminous Bears, 2013
22.5 x 30 in
Saimaiyu  Akesuk Courting Birds
Pink Lemmings, 2015
24 x 31 in
Saimaiyu  Akesuk Courting Birds
Radiant Spirit, 2014
37 x 24 in
Saimaiyu  Akesuk Courting Birds
Untitled, 2014
34 x 50 in
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Saimaiyu  Akesuk Courting Birds
Yellow Bear, 2013
34 x 50 in
Saimaiyu  Akesuk Courting Birds
Bird Heads, 2014
19 x 25.5 in
Saimaiyu  Akesuk Courting Birds
Leaving the Past Behind, 2014
19 x 25.5 in
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Saimaiyu  Akesuk Courting Birds
Three Headed Bird, 2013
19.5 x 25.5 in
Saimaiyu  Akesuk Courting Birds
Untitled, 2014
19 x 25.5 in
Saimaiyu  Akesuk Courting Birds
Untitled, 2016
18.5 x 36.5 in
Saimaiyu  Akesuk Courting Birds
Untitled, 2013
8.5 x 11 in

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