Settlement: Cape Dorset / Kinngait
First Name: Pudloo
Last Name: Samayualie
Full Name: Pudloo Samayualie
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Date of birth: 1977
Place of birth: Kinngait (Cape Dorset), Nunavut
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Community / Heritage: Inuit/Kinngai
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Art Media: Animation, drawing, jewellery, printmaking.
Pudloo Samayualie is a multi-disciplinary artist born in Kinngait (Cape Dorset), Nunavut in 1977.
Samayualie comes from a family of well-known artists: her maternal grandparents are renowned sculptors Qababuwa and Taraya Tunnillie; her paternal grandmother is Keeleemeeoomie Samayualie; artist Elijakota Samayualie was an aunt.
Encouraged by her father, Samayualie began drawing in high school. She experimented with different media, including animation, printmaking and the making of jewellery.
In 2001, Samayualie travelled to Banff for a drawing workshop. In 2007, she took part in the National Film Board animation workshop in her hometown of Kinngait (Cape Dorset). Samayualie also attended Arctic College, where she studied jewellery making.
The subjects of Samayualie’s works are the architectural details of the interiors and exteriors of buildings, the landscapes of her home area in Kinngait and the places that she has travelled.
Her detailed works and designs have appeared on commercial packaging and products.
In 2012, Pudloo’s print “Amiarutit (Brushes)” was chosen for the Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection. In 2016, she had a two-week artist residency at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. The following year, she held her very first solo exhibition, “Padloo Samayualie: North and South” at Feheley Fine Arts in Toronto.
Samayualie’s work is held in public collections nationally and internationally, including the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canada and the Richard F. Brush Museum in Canton, United States.
· 2015: “Original Drawings by Cape Dorset Artists”, Craft Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2016: “Nicotye Samayualie and Padloo Samayualie”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
· 2017: “New Drawings: Kudluajuk Ashoona, Padloo Samayualie and Nicotye Samayualie”, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
· 2017: “Padloo Samayualie: North and South”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
· 2018: “Pulp and Process III”, Madrona Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
· 2019: “The Co-op”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
· 2019: “TAVVAUNA / Here It Is: Drawings from Cape Dorset”, Studio 22, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
· 2019: “Contemporary Drawings from Cape Dorset”, Inuit Fine Art, Port Hope, Ontario, Canada
· 2019 - 2020: “60 Years: West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative Anniversary Exhibition”, Colbourne Street Gallery, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada
· 2020: “Celebrating Kudluajuk Ashoona”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
· 2012: Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts
· 2016: Two week Artist Residency at Brooklyn Museum, New York
· Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
· Richard F. Brush Museum, St Lawrence University, Canton, NY, USA
· Indigenous Art Collection at Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada