Ohito Ashoona

arctic collage Inuit Art Sculpture in Serpentine

Born: 1952, Male

Resides: Cape Dorset

The son of artists Mayureak and Qaqaq Ashoona , Ohito learned to carve from his father and from his uncle, Kiawak Ashoona. Ohito began carving when he was about twelve, and his love for the land is evident in his work, which features a wide range of wildlife. In 2002, he received the National Aboriginal Achievement Award for the Visual Arts.