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Nicotye Samayualie

Settlement: Cape Dorset / Kinngait


First Name: Nicotye

Last Name: Samayualie

Full Name: Nicotye Samayualie

Name in syllabics: N/A

Alternative Names: N/A

Date of birth: November 25, 1983

Place of birth: Kinngait (Cape Dorset), Nunavut, Canada

Date of death: N/A

Place of death: N/A

Community / Heritage: Inuit, Canadian

Sex: Female

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Website: N/A

Art Media: Coloured pencil, pentel pen.



Nicotye Samayualie was born on November 25, 1983 in Kinngait, Nunavut, Canada. She comes from a family of artists: her mother, Kudluajuk Ashoona, makes drawing and prints; her grandmother, Keeleemeeoome Samayualie, was a well-known graphic artist whose images were included in the Cape Dorset annual print collections throughout the 1970s and 1980s; her cousin, Annie Pootoogook, was an Inuit artist known for her pen and pencil drawings.


Inspired by the example of her relatives, Samayualie began making her drawings in her early twenties. She quickly developed a personal artistic vision that reflected her life and personality. A graphic style combined with her attention to detail gives her works a contemporary edge. Through her interest of patterns and man-made objects, Samayualie is able to transform contemporary and traditional objects and the landscapes of Kinngait into unique pieces of art.


In 2015, Samayualie had her first solo exhibition at the Marion Scott Gallery. The following year, she was selected for a residency at the Banff Arts Centre as part of the TD Bank’s Cape Dorset North-South artist exchange program. Her prints have been featured in the Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection and her drawings have been exhibited in many group shows across Canada.









·       2012: “The Unexpected”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2012: “Views from the North: Original Drawings from Cape Dorset”, Alaska on Madison, Mountainside, New Jersey, USA

·       2013: “The Hand of the Artist”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2013: “Eight Women”, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

·       2015: “Nicotye Samayualie”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Cabada

·       2015: “Plants, Objects, Landscapes: Drawings by Nicotye Samayualie”, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

·       2016: “Culture Shift: Challenging Identity”, La Guilde, Paris, France

·       2016: “The Change Makers”, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

·       2017: “Nuit Blanche: Dorset Scenes, 401 Richmond, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2017: “New Drawings: Kudluajuk Ashoona, Padloo Samayualie and Nicotye Samayualie”, The Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

·       2018: Toronto International Art Fair, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2018: Toronto Art Fair, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2018: “The Samayualie Sisters”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2019: “Kinngait Studios Returns”, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

·       2019: “Tavvauna / Here It Is: Drawings from Cape Dorset”, Studio 22, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

·       Spirit Wrestler Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

·       Gallery Gevik, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       Gallery Indigena, Toronto, Ontario, Canada



·       2017: REVEAL Indigenous Art Awards Laureate, The Hnatyshyn Foundation

·       2017: Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts

·       2018: Silver for One of a Kind Storytelling, National Magazine Awards



·       Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       Indigenous Art Collection at Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

·       National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Title Last Sold At Auction
COTTON GRASS 2017-03 (March 2017)

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Estimate: 300 — 500
Sold: Mar 2017 — Sold For: $450

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