Art is a Voice
Born: Cape Dorset (Kinngait), Nunavut
Current Residence: Cape Dorset (Kinngait), Nunavut
Teevee is a self-taught artist who works mainly with coloured pencil and ink. Since 2004, over 80 of her drawings have been translated into prints for the Cape Dorset annual print collection, making her one of the leading graphic art talents working in Canada today.
Her body of work is a legacy to her people, focused on natural forms composed into abstract designs, animals, stories, and contemporary life.
Uninterested in featuring centred, representational images in her work, Teevee often uses cropping to tell a story, as seen in Qakivalliajuq, a drawing of a walrus partially immersed in water, hauling himself onto land.
Curious Bear, a most unusual and arresting image, is another example of Teevee’s original approach to framing her subjects.