Tukiki Manumee

 

TUKIKI MANOMIE          (TOKOHERI; MUNAMEE; MUNOMEE; MANNUMI; MANUMIE)

 

 

Date of Birth:     December 10, 1952                                Male/Female:    Male E7-1506

 

Place of Birth:    Kimmirut: also lived in Cape Dorset

 

Mother:             Paunichea Manomie

Father:              Davidee Manomie

                                                                                                                                                           

Tukiki’s parents, Davidee and Paunichea as well as his brothers, Axangayu Shaa and Qavavau Manomie are also artists.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS:

 

1976                                                                 Debut – Cape Dorset Jewellery

                                                                        Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec

                                                                        Montreal, Quebec

                                                                                                (brochure)

 

April 1976                                                          Baffin Island Sculpture Exhibition

                                                                        Baffin Regional School

                                                                        Iqaluit, NWT

 

March – April 1979                                             Sculpture of the Inuit: Lorne Balshine Collection/Lou Osipov Collection/Dr. Harry Winrob Collection

                                                                        Surrey Art Gallery

                                                                        Surrey, British Columbia

                                                                                                (illustrated catalogue)

 

August – September 1979                                  Cape Dorset: Recent Sculpture

                                                                        Gallery of the Arctic

                                                                        Victoria, British Columbia

                                                                                                (illustrated catalogue)

 

November – December 1979                               In Celebration

                                                                        Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec

                                                                        Montreal, Quebec

 

November 1979 – January 1980                           Cape Dorset Sculpture\

                                                                        Signature Shop

                                                                        Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.

 

September – October 1980                                 Cape Dorset

                                                                        Robertson Galleries

                                                                        Ottawa, Ontario

 

October 1981                                                     Cape Dorset Sculpture

                                                                        Atlantic Galleries

                                                                        Fredericton, New Brunswick


October – December 1982                                  Collector’s Choice: 1965 – 1980

                                                                        Inuit Gallery of Vancouver

                                                                        Vancouver, British Columbia

                                                                                                (illustrated catalogue)

 

March – April 1984                                             Heritage of the Inuit: Masterpieces of the Eskimo

                                                                        Colorado Galleries of the Arts

                                                                        Arapahoe Community College

                                                                        Littleton, Colorado, U.S.A.

 

May 1984                                                          Sculpture from Cape Dorset – The New Generation

                                                                        The Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art

                                                                        Toronto, Ontario

 

September- October 1984                                   On the Land

                                                                        The Arctic Circle Gallery

                                                                        Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

 

November – December 1986                               Art Inuit

                                                                        Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec

                                                                        Montreal, Quebec

 

June – September 1988                                      Building on Strengths: New Inuit Art from the Collection

                                                                        Winnipeg Art Gallery

                                                                        Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

October 1988                                                     Art/Facts

                                                                        McMaster Art Gallery

                                                                        Hamilton, Ontario

 

June 1989                                                         Masters of the Arctic: An Exhibition of the Arctic: An Exhibition of Contemporary Inuit Masterworks

                                                                        Presented by Amway Corporation

                                                                        At the United Nations General Assembly

                                                                        New York, N.Y., U.S.A.

                                                                        (tour)

                                                                                                (illustrated catalogue)

 

January – September 1990                                 Arctic Mirror

                                                                        Canadian Museum of Civilization

                                                                        Hull, Quebec

 

March 1990                                                       Art Inuit, l’Art des Esquimaux du Canada

                                                                        Presented by l’Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai

                                                                        At Maison Falleur

                                                                        Cambrai, France

 

April 1990                                                          Art Inuit

                                                                        Presented by l’Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai

                                                                        At Palais de l’Europe

                                                                        La Touquet, France

 

June – July 1990                                                Small Sculptures from across the Canadian Arctic

                                                                        Feheley Fine Arts

                                                                        Toronto, Ontario

 

July 1990                                                          Art Inuit

                                                                        Presented by l’Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai

                                                                        At Thonon des Bains

                                                                        France

 

August 1990                                                      Traditions and Innovations in Inuit Art

                                                                        Sculpture in Stone

                                                                        Images of the North

                                                                        San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

                                                                                                (illustrated brochure)

 

November – December 1990                               Art Inuit: Autour de la Collection de Cape Dorset 1990

                                                                        Presented by l’Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai

                                                                        At Centre Culturel Canadien

                                                                        Paris, France

 

December 1990                                                 New Miniature Sculpture

                                                                        Gallery Phillip   

                                                                        Don Mills, Ontario

 

February 1991                                                   Animals of the Arctic

                                                                        Arctic Inuit Art

                                                                        Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A.

 

February – March 1991                                       Taste of the Wild

                                                                        Orca Aart Gallery

                                                                        Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

 

February – March 1991                                       Cape Dorset Sculpture

                                                                        McMaster Art Gallery

                                                                        Hamilton, Ontario

 

March – April 1991                                             Art Inuit

                                                                        Presented by l’Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai

                                                                        At Le Theatre

                                                                        La Ciotat, France

 

April – May 1991                                                Art Inuit

                                                                        Presented by l’Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai

                                                                        At Palais de l’Europe

                                                                        La Touquet, France

 

April – June 1991                                               Art Inuit

                                                                        Presented by l’Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai

                                                                        At Galerie La Tour des Cardinaux

                                                                        L’Isle sur la Sorgue, France

 

May – June 1991                                               Art Inuit

                                                                        Presented by l’Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai

                                                                        At La Halle aux Bles

                                                                        Saint Malo, France

 

June – July 1991                                                Art Inuit

                                                                        Presented by l’Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai

                                                                        At Galerie Ombre et Lumiere

                                                                        Ensisheim, France

July 1991                                                          Art Inuit

                                                                        Presented by l’Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai

                                                                        At Chapelle de la Visitation

                                                                        Thonon, France

 

July – August 1991                                            Glaciopolis: Art Inuit

                                                                        Presented by l’Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai

                                                                        At Maison de Pesey

                                                                        Les Arcs, France

 

August – September 1991                                  Art Inuit

                                                                        Presented by l’Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai

                                                                        At Galerie Akenaton

                                                                        Troyes, France

 

October – December 1991                                  Art Inuit

                                                                        Presented by l’Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai

                                                                        At Galerie Maite Aubert

                                                                        Le Havre, France

 

November – December 1991                               Art Inuit: Autour de la Collection de Cape Dorset 1991

                                                                        Presented by l’Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai

                                                                        At Le Colombier

                                                                        Ville D’Avray, France

 

February – April 1992                                         Small Sculptures by Great Artists I

                                                                        Feheley Fine Arts

                                                                        Toronto, Ontario

 

November 1993 – March 1994                             The Inuit Imagination

                                                                        Winnipeg Art Gallery

                                                                        Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

September – October 1994                                 Kunst van de Inuit Eskimo’s

                                                                        Gemeentelijk Kunstcentrum

                                                                        Huis Hellemans

                                                                        Edegem, Belgium

                                                                                                (illustrated brochure)

 

January – February 1995                                    The Collector’s Eye

                                                                        Inuit Art from Private Collections

                                                                        Albers Gallery

                                                                        San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

                                                                                                (illustrated brochure)

 

April 1995                                                          Inuit Mythology

                                                                        Arctic Experience

                                                                        Hamilton, Ontario

 

November – December 1995                               Miniaturen

                                                                        Inuit Galerie

                                                                        Mannheim, Germany

                                                                                                (brochure)


December 1995 - January 1996                           Inuit Art: from the Collection of Maurice Yacowar

                                                                        Collector’s Gallery

                                                                        Calgary, Alberta

 

March – April 1996                                             Major/Minor

                                                                        Marion Scott Gallery

                                                                        Vancouver, British Columbia

 

March 1997                                                       Inuit and the Sea

                                                                        Canuit

                                                                        Canadian Eskimo Art

                                                                        Eindhoven, Netherlands

 

June 1997                                                         Singing and Dancing and Playing

                                                                        Feheley Fine Arts

                                                                        Toronto, Ontario

                                                                                                (brochure)

 

May – June 2001                                               Baffin Island Sculpture

                                                                        The Albers Gallery of Inuit Art

                                                                        San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

                                                                                                (illustrated catalogue)

 

September 2002 – May 2003                              Terra Cognita: The Land We Know

                                                                        McMichael Canadian Art Collection

                                                                        Kleinburg, Ontario

 

August – September 2006                                  Second Generation Cape Dorset Carvers

                                                                        Gallery Indigena

                                                                        Stratford, Ontario

 

November – December 2006                               Arctic Miniatures

                                                                        The Albers Gallery

                                                                        San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

 

December, 2008                                                Cape Dorset Sculptures

                                                                        Galerie Saint Merri

                                                                        Paris, France

 

Summer 2009                                                    Summer Celebration

                                                                        Images of the North

                                                                        San Francisco

 

March – April, 2010                                            Vancouver Olympic Exhibition

                                                                        Canadian Arctic Gallery

                                                                        Basel, Switzerland

 

 

October, 2010                                                    Arctic Wind III: An Expression of Survival

                                                                        Coastal Peoples Gallery

                                                                        Vancouver, British Columbia

                                                                                                (illustrated brochure)

 

October, 2010                                                    Dancing, Drumming, Singing

                                                                        Canadian Arctic Gallery

                                                                        Basel, Switzerland

 

March – April, 2011                                            Mini Masterworks IV

                                                                        Spirit Wrestler Gallery

                                                                        Vancouver, British Columbia

                                                                                                            (illustrated catalogue)

 

April, 2011                                                         Flight Across the Tundra

                                                                        Balzac Fine Arts

                                                                        Toronto, Ontario

 

 

 

May – June, 2011                                              Birds

                                                                        Canadian Arctic Gallery

                                                                        Basel, Switzerland

 

January, 2012                                                    Small Treasures

                                                                        Inuit Gallery of Vancouver

                                                                        Vancouver, BC

 

August – November, 2012                                   The Stafford Collection of Inuit Sculpture

                                                                        Winnipeg Art Gallery

                                                                        Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

August – September, 2012                                 Transformations

                                                                        Galerie Vincent

                                                                        Ottawa, Ontario

 

August, 2012                                                     Faces of Baffin

                                                                        Canadian Arctic Gallery

                                                                        Basel, Switzerland

 

 

 

 

                                                                       

 

 

 

                                                                       

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

 

May 1986                                                          Sculpture by Tukiki Manomie of Cape Dorset

                                                                        The Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art

                                                                        Toronto, Ontario

 

September – October 1988                                 Tukiki Manomie – Cape Dorset – Recent Sculpture

                                                                        Images of the North

                                                                        San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

 

December 1988                                                 Tukiki Munamee

                                                                        Inuit Galerie

                                                                        Mannheim, Germany

 

 

 

May1993                                                           Tukiki Munamee

                                                                        Inuit Galerie

                                                                        Mannheim, Germany

                                                                                                (illustrated catalogue)

 

 


COLLECTIONS:

 

Amway Environmental Foundation Collection, Ada, Michigan, U.S.A.

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario

Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec

McMaster University Art Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

The Arnold Aubert Vernon Inuit Collection at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A.

University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

 

HONOURS, ACHIEVEMENTS AND EVENTS:

 

1988     Travelled to Mannheim, West Germany for the December opening of his one-man exhibition at the Inuit Galerie.

 

 

SELECTED REFERENCES:

 

            MASTERS OF THE ARCTIC: An Exhibition of Contemporary Inuit Masterworks. Ada, Michigan: Amway Corporation, 1989.

 

Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art

            MONUMENTS IN STONE: Recent Sculpture from Cape Dorset. Toronto: The Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art, 1988.

 

Inuit Galerie

            TUKIKI MUNAMIE. Mannhein, Germany: Inuit Galerie, 993.

 

Inuit Gallery of Vancouver

            COLLECTOR’S CHOICE: 1965 – 1980. Vancouver: Inuit Gallery, 1982.

 

Millard, Peter

            ON QUALITY IN ART: Who decides. Inuit Art Quarterly, Vol. 7, No.3, Summer/Fall 1992, pp. 4-14.

 

Seidelman, Harold and James Turner

            THE INUIT IMAGINATION: Arctic Myth and Sculpture

            Vancouver/Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre, 1993.

 

Swinton, George

            SCULPTURE OF THE INUIT: Rev. and updated edition of Sculpture of the Eskimo. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1992.

 

Wight, Darlene

            BUILDING ON STRENGTHS: New Inuit Art from the Collection. Tableau, Vol. 1, No.5, p. 4.