Peter Malgokak was born in the Berkeley Point area, at the northernmost camp on west Victoria Island. He is the son of Malgokak and Alikamik. His brother, Joseph Kitekudlak, is also a carver. The family moved to Holman in 1966 when his father became ill.
Peter Malgokak worked for the Co-op during his late teens, and began carving in 1975. He utilized his carving skills in the production of stonecut prints between 1977 and 1992. In 1992, he was forced to give up the strenuous activity of stonecut printmaking, due to a broken back from a construction injury. Several of Malgokak’s drawings have been published over the years. Today, he has resumed drawing and is active in community social development.
From an interview with Peter Malgokak by Darlene Coward Wight, Holman, November 18, 2000