Inuit Artists – Pangnirtung

Alan Alikatuktuk

Pangnirtung

Alan Alikatuktuk grew up in Paallavvik, near Broughton Island ans is the youngest of five children. Three of his siblings are artists: Annie Pitsiulak and Ananaisie Alikatuktuk, and Thomasie Alikatuktuk was a well-known printmaker.

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Ame Papatsie

Pangnirtung

Ame Papatsie from Pangnirtung, Nunavut, is a passionate Inuit artist, story teller, tour guide, designer and illustrator of childrens’ books. Ame is famous for his technique of drawing simultaneously with both hands in perfect symmetry.

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Ananaisie Alikatuktuk

Pangnirtung

Ananaisie Alikatuktuk was a graphic artist and carver who produced hundreds of drawings for the archives held at the Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts & Crafts in Pangnirtung. Ananaisie passed away in January 2007 in Pangnirtung after a long illness.

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Andrew Qappik, RCA

Pangnirtung

Andrew Qappik was born in 1964 in Nunataq, a camp about 40 miles from the east Baffin Island settlement of Pangnirtung, he moved with his parents into the community when he was a young child. When a printmaking workshop was established in the hamlet in 1973, young Andrew watched the experienced artists, especially his uncles Solomon and Imoona Karpik, who encouraged him to create his own drawings.

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Annie Kilabuk

Pangnirtung

Annie Kilabuk was part of the group of elders in Pangnirtung who spent their formative years in nomadic camps. Born at Qimmisuuq camp, she was 36 when she moved to Pangnirtung and started to do embroidery, which led to drawing.

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Annie Naulalik Qappik

Pangnirtung

Annie Naulalik Qappik is a printmaker who resides in Panniqtuuq (Pangnirtung), NU. Her drawings have been turned into tapestries and prints by the Uqqurmuit Centre and she got the opportunity to work collaboratively with other local artists for a mural at the Pangnirtung Airport.

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Annie Pitsiulak

Pangnirtung

Annie’s husband is sculptor and graphic artist Lipa Pitsiulak. She is the sister of graphic artists Alan and Ananaisie Alikatuktuk.

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David Armstrong

Pangnirtung

David Armstrong – Inuit Art – Pangnirtung, Nunavut – presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts
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David Poisey

Pangnirtung

David Poisey has won many awards and is recognized as a mentor of Inuit within the film industry and art world and is a proponent of Inuit telling their stories.

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Davidee Akpalialuk

Pangnirtung

Davidee Akpalialuk – Inuit Art – Pangnirtung, Nunavut – presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts
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Eena Angmarlik

Pangnirtung

Eena Angmarlik was born outside of Pangnirtung in a camp called Nunataa. She has been drawing from an early age and was able to take her drawing skills to a new level when she took a printmaking course at the Uqqurmiut Center for Arts & Crafts in Pangnirtung in 2010.

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Ekidluak Komoartuk

Pangnirtung

Ekidluak Komoartuk – “Once I get an idea of the design, I make a drawing, and bring it to the Co-op. I’m not trying to be the best artist; I bring what I’m able to draw. I had no ambition to draw in childhood…”

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Elisapee Ishulutaq, OC

Pangnirtung

Elisapee Ishulutaq was born in 1925 at Kagiqtuqjuaq, one of several small seasonal camps situated near Pangnirtung (also known as Panniqtuq) on Baffin Island. Although Europeans had been present in the region since the mid-19th century, the world she grew up in was still intensely traditional…

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Enookie Akulukjuk

Pangnirtung

Enookie Akulukjuk was born in 1943 in Illunganjuit (Bon Accord). The son of Malaya Akulukjuk, one of Pangnirtung’s most famous artists, he resided in Pangnirtung since 1964. Enookie was among the first printmakers to take up the art after it was introduced in Pangnirtung in the early 1970s.

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Evie Anilniliak

Pangnirtung

Evie Anilniliak was born in 1927 and lived in Sauniqtuuraajuk as a child. She relocated permanently to Pangnirtung with her husband in 1965 so that the children could attend school. Her testimony includes information regarding dog use.

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Gabriel Bourassa

Pangnirtung

Gabriel Bourassa grew up in Pangnirtung, and left to attend school in Yellowknife. He moved back to Pangnirtung in 1998 and has been there ever since.

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Geela Maniapik

Pangnirtung

Geela Maniapik – Inuit Art – Pangnirtung, Nunavut – presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts
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Geetaloo Akulukjuk

Pangnirtung

Geetaloo Akulukjuk – Inuit Art – Pangnirtung, Nunavut – presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts
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Gyta Eeseemaillie

Pangnirtung

Gyta Eeseemaillie – Inuit Art – Pangnirtung, Nunavut – presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts
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Ida Karpik

Pangnirtung

Ida Karpik was acknowledged internationally for her unique prints and drawings. Karpik left her mark on both the hamlet and arts community. She began to draw seriously in 1974 and worked for 28 years producing hundreds of original drawings on paper, showing different aspects of traditional Inuit life, birds and animals.

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Jacoposie Tiglik

Pangnirtung

Jacoposie Tiglik – Inuit Art – Pangnirtung, Nunavut – presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts
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Jamasie Mike

Pangnirtung

Jamasie Mike – Inuit Art – Pangnirtung, Nunavut – presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts
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Joanasie Papatsie

Pangnirtung

Joanasie Papatsie – Inuit Art – Pangnirtung, Nunavut – presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts
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Joelee Maniapik

Pangnirtung

Joel Maniapik, Saa Pitsiulak, and their son Mosesie in front of the tapestry hanging in the legislative assembly.

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Jolly Atagooyuk

Pangnirtung

Jolly is dedicated to keeping his culture strong through artwork. Much of the strength of the print tradition thriving in his home community of Pangnirtung, Nunavut Territory, can be attributed to Jolly’s talent, enthusiasm and generosity.

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Josea Maniapik

Pangnirtung

Josea Maniapik – Inuit Art – Pangnirtung, Nunavut – presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts
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Josephee Kakee

Pangnirtung

We started drawing together, but from the very first, Josephee had his own style. He wanted Lo show the clothes people wore, and the way they used to hunt. In ‘Camping Inland’,…as in many of his drawings, two people are seen on the land. Some of those are we two, Josephee and Martha. He also loved to draw children, and remembered all their games of old.

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Kania Etungat

Pangnirtung

Name: Kania Etungat (1927 – )
Gender: Male
Style: Inuit
Region: Pangnirtung, Nunavut, Canada
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Leetia Alivaktuk

Pangnirtung

Leetia Alivaktuk – Inuit Art – Pangnirtung, Nunavut – presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts
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Lipa Pitsiulak

Pangnirtung

Lipa Pitsiulak – “I do drawings that may not seem to make any sense at all to some people because they are about the really old, old way of life. My drawings seem to come from up in the air and they don’t seem to be going anywhere until I put them on paper or carve them. The images might not make sense to someone who doesn’t know the Inuit way of life” (Lypa Pitsiulak in Latocki 1983:19).

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Malaya Akulukjuk

Pangnirtung

Malaya Akulukjuk was a talented, versitile and prolific Pangnirtung artist. She was an admired and respected artist in the community. Malaya lived a traditonal life on the land before settling in Pangnirtung in 1962. She first learned to carve in 1962 and created sculptures in stone, antler and whalebone.

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May Lonsdale

Pangnirtung

May Lonsdale – Inuit Art – Pangnirtung, Nunavut – presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts
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Noah Maniapik

Pangnirtung

Noah Maniapik – My work as an artist and printmaker are foremost in my career goals. I am exploring innovative applications of traditional hand stencil printmaking to unique individual artistic images. Currently I work in monochromatic white on black and am creating my annual collection for launching at The Guild Shop in Toronto this September.

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Ooleepa Papatsie

Pangnirtung

Ooleepa Papatsie – Inuit Art – Pangnirtung, Nunavut – presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
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Pauloosie Karpik

Pangnirtung

Pauloosie Karpik was the father of graphic artist Annie Akulukjuk, and the stepfather of artists Imoona and Solomon Karpik. “Pauloosie Karpik knew about the aspects of Inuit life that are not seen anymore.

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Peter Kilabuk

Pangnirtung

Peter Kilabuk (born 27 September 1960 in Pangnirtung, Nunavut) is a Canadian politician, who was the Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for the electoral district of Pangnirtung in the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut from 1999 to 2008.

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Piona Keyuakjuk

Pangnirtung

Piona Keyuakjuk 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.

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Rose Okpik

Pangnirtung

Rose Okpik: “The Arts in the Arctic are precious and garner respect worldwide, they must not be ignored, not by the Government or by our own people. Since we cannot go back to the land like our sisters and brothers before us we must keep our culture alive through our art…”

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Salamonie Kanayuk

Pangnirtung

Salamonie Kanayuk – Inuit Art – Pangnirtung, Nunavut – presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts
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Samantha Qappik

Pangnirtung

Samantha Qappik – Inuit Art – Pangnirtung, Nunavut – presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts
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Simon Shaimaiyuk

Pangnirtung

Simon Shaimaiyuk was born in Umanaqjuaq (Blacklead Island) to father Natiapik (Christian name Jimmy) and mother Unapik (Christian name Mary) during the last years of the whaling era. His older brother Koviyuk Natiapik carved till old aged slowed him down.

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Sowdluq Nakashuk

Pangnirtung

Sowdluq Nakashuk – Inuit Art – Pangnirtung, Nunavut – presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts
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Thomasie Alikatuktuk

Pangnirtung

Thomasie Alikatuktuk – Inuit Art – Pangnirtung, Nunavut – presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
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Tim Alivaktuk

Pangnirtung

Tim Alivaktuk is a printmaker and artist based out of Panniqtuuq (Pangnirtung), NU. On top of printmaking Alivaktuk carves working with soapstone, antler and bone as his predominant mediums.

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Tommy Novakeel

Pangnirtung

Several Inuit artists working in Pangnirtung, including Tommy Nuvaqirq, came from generations whose life and work were closely tied to whale hunting in the Cumberland Sound. Although the white whale and beluga are still hunted today, it was the bowhead that these hunters prized.

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Towkie Qarpik

Pangnirtung

Towkie has been a versatile artist throughout her life. She began sewing as a young woman and eventually that talent led to tapestry weaving. Carving came later in life, with a preference for mother and child groups.

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Tyler Kilabuk

Pangnirtung

Tyler Kilabuk, a high school student at Attagoyuk school, produced “Approaching the Kill.” Because Kilabuk was so keen to attend the workshop with New Leaf, his school principal gave him credit for attending the workshop in lieu of school.

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