Piona Keyuakjuk

Artist Photo - Piona Keyuakjuk

Artist Photo – Piona Keyuakjuk

Name:
Piona Keyuakjuk (1960 -)
Gender:
Male
Style:
Inuit
Region:
Pangnirtung, Nunavut, Canada


Although now calling Pangnirtung home, Piona grew up at Nunatak, an island located in the north part of Cumberland Sound. As a child, Piona spent many hours watching both of his parents carving and drum-making, learning these art forms through observation. Piona has created prints that are available at Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts & Crafts. His favorite carvings encompass traditional activities and animals: drum dancers, kayakers, narwhal, seals, and even Arctic hare. Following the example of his parents, Piona has a traditional carving style and uses solely hand tools to create images from his past.

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