MEELIA KELLY biography

June 17, 2018


Date of Birth: January 9, 1940 Male/Female: Female

Place of Birth: Cape Dorset

Died: 2006

Mother: Aashuyuliak

Father: Shuviga


The 2001 Cape Dorset Print Collection includes four images by a new artist to the annual collection, Meelia Kelly. Meelia is the younger sister of the late Sheojuk Etidlooie. Like her sister, Meelia is a late-comer to the graphic arts and her work reveals a similar confidence and talent.  Encouraged by her sister to draw, Meelia began bringing her drawings to the studios only last year and has since experimented with both etching and lithography during workshops held in Cape Dorset.  We look forward to her continued involvement.*

*West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative, 2001




April Art by Women:

An Investigation of Inuit Sculpture and Graphics

Feheley Fine Arts

Toronto, Ontario


November Small Sculptures by Great Artists – A World Apart.

Drawings by Meelia Kelly

Feheley Fine Arts

Toronto, Ontario


2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Cape Dorset Graphics

(annual collection)

(illustrated catalogue)


Oct 2009 – Jan 2010 Uuturautiit: Cape Dorset Celebrates 50 Years of Printmaking

National Gallery of Canada

Ottawa, Ontario

(illustrated catalogue)


June 2011 Dorset Large:

Large Scale drawings from the Kinngait Studios

Feheley Fine Arts

Toronto, Ontario

(illustrated catalogue)


September, 2011 Fall Migration:

A Selection of Birds in Sculpture, Prints and Drawings

Feheley Fine Arts

Toronto, Ontario


July – August, 2014 Cape Dorset and Points South

Theo Gantz Studio

Beacon, New York



March – April 2015 Over the Top

Feheley Fine Arts

Toronto, Ontario




Summer 2005 Meelia Kelly: Drawings

The Albers Gallery

San Francisco, California, U.S.A.



Canadian Museum of Civilization




Ryan, Leslie Boyd

CAPE DORSET PRINTS: A Retrospective, Pomegranate, San Francisco, California, U.S.A., 2007.

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