1979-, Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada
Ning was born into a family of talented artists. Her great grandmother, (Mayoreak Ashoona’s mother) Sheouak Parr was one of the first Inuit women to participate in the early drawing projects of the 1950s. Pitseolak Ashoona, RCA, her great grandmother (Qaqaq Ashoona’s mother) was a legendary artist for her drawing, prints and paintings. She was one of the first artists to make drawings for the print studio in Cape Dorset in the early 1960s. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts and received the Order of Canada in 1977. Her great uncle is Kiugak Ashoona, RCA, who was a famous master carver who was also appointed to the Order of Canada in 2000.