Shuvinai Ashoona was born in Kinngait (Cape Dorset) in 1961. She
began drawing in 1996, working with pen and ink, coloured pencil and oil stick. Her work is often personal and meticulously detailed. Ashoona's art has been exhibited extensively, both within Canada and internationally. Her drawings occupy a unique place within contemporary Inuit art, combining elements of Inuit culture and mythology with influences derived from contact with southern industrial society, all subsumed within the reality of her richly imaginative inner world.