Bio

Qimirpik, Kelly

       Born:  December 16, 1948       Male       E7-754

       Place of Birth:  Iqirasaq

       Resides:  Cape Dorset; also lived in Markham Bay

       Sculpture, Printmaking

       EXHIBITIONS:

       April 1976                          Baffin Island Sculpture Exhibition

                                                   Baffin Regional School                           

                                                   Iqaluit, Northwest Territories

       1982                                   Cape Dorset Artists

                                                   The Turtle                                       

                                                   Niagara Falls, New York, U.S.A.

       February - March 1984     Canadian Inuit Art

                                                   City Hall                                        

                                                   Nuuk/Godthab, Greenland

       Feb 1985 - Apr 1986        Die Kunst aus der Arktis

                                                   Department of Indian and Northern                

                                                   Affairs Canada, Ottawa,                          

                                                   presented by Commerzbank                         

                                                   Frankfurt, Germany

                                                   (tour)

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       March 1989                        White Lords of the Arctic: Bears in Stone

                                                   and Bone                                          

                                                   Arctic Artistry                                  

                                                   Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, U.S.A.

       May 1989                           Spirit of the Birds

                                                   Gallery of the Arctic                            

                                                   Victoria, British Columbia

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       June 1989                          Masters of the Arctic: An Exhibition

                                                   of Contemporary Inuit Masterworks                

                                                   Presented by the Amway Corporation               

                                                   at the United Nations General Assembly           

                                                   New York, New York, U.S.A.

                                                   (tour)

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

 

       June - July 1990                Small Sculptures from across the

                                                   Canadian Arctic                                  

                                                   Feheley Fine Arts                                

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

       February 1991                   Animals of the Arctic

                                                   Arctic Inuit Art                                 

                                                   Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A.

       February 1992                   The Inuit Print and Sculpture 1960-1980

                                                   Westdale Gallery                                 

                                                   Hamilton, Ontario

       Oct - Nov 1992                  Arctic Ice: Sculptures in Marble by the

                                                   Artists of Cape Dorset, Northwest Territories    

                                                   Marion Scott Gallery                             

                                                   Vancouver, British Columbia

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       March - April 1993            The Theme of Transformation in Inuit Sculpture

                                                   The Isaacs/Innuit Gallery                        

                                                   Toronto

       Oct - Nov 1993                  Sculpture and Graphics from Cape Dorset

                                                   Art Space Gallery                                

                                                   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

       April - May 1994                Mythic Image

                                                   Ancestral Spirits Gallery                        

                                                   Port Townsend, Washington, U.S.A.

       August - October 1994     Inuit Art from the Canadian Arctic

                                                   Bayly Art Museum                                 

                                                   University of Virginia                           

                                                   Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.A.

       Nov - Dec 1994                 Small Sculptures by Great Artists III

                                                   Feheley Fine Arts                                

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

       April 1995                           Inuit Mythology

                                                   Arctic Experience                                

                                                   Hamilton, Ontario

       April - June 1995               The Birds of Cape Dorset:

                                                   A collection of sculpture by                     

                                                   32 Cape Dorset Carvers                            

                                                   Albers Gallery                                   

                                                   San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

                                                   (illustrated brochure)

       September 1995               Sedna: Spirit of the Sea

                                                   Feheley Fine Arts                                

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

       Nov - Dec 1995                 Miniaturen

                                                   Inuit Galerie                                    

                                                   Mannheim, Germany

                                                   (brochure)

       SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

       July 1989                            Kelly Qimirpik

                                                   Eskimo Art Gallery                               

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

       November 1994                Kellypalik Qimirpik

                                                   Inuit Galerie                                    

                                                   Mannheim, Germany

       June - August 1995           Images of Transformation: Kellypalik Qimirpik

                                                   Gallery Phillip                                  

                                                   Don Mills, Ontario

       COLLECTIONS:

       Amway Environmental Foundation Collection, Ada, Michigan, U.S.A.                                       

       Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec                   

       Inuit Cultural Institute, Rankin Inlet, Northwest Territories             

       National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario                          

       Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba            

       HONOURS, ACHIEVEMENTS and EVENTS:

       1993     Attended a three week sculpture workshop in May at The Carving Studio in West

                Rutland, Vermont sponsored by the Inuit Art Foundation.  While there, he also

                gave instruction at a soapstone carving workshop.

 

       SELECTED REFERENCES:

 

           MASTERS OF THE ARCTIC:  An Exhibition of Contemporary Inuit

           Masterworks.  Ada, Michigan: Amway Corporation, 1989.

 

           URGENT PROBLEMS DISCUSSED BY ARTISTS:  [An abbreviated

           transcript of discussions between directors and staff of the

           Inuit Art Foundation and recipients of Vermont..Studio

           scholarships].  Inuit Art Quarterly: Vol. 8, No.3, Fall 1993,

           pp. 24-33.

       Barz, Sandra B., ed.                             

           CANADIAN INUIT PRINT ARTIST/PRINTER BIOGRAPHIES.  New York :

           Arts & Culture of the North, 1990.

       Marion Scott Gallery                             

           ARCTIC ICE: SCULPTURES IN MARBLE BY THE ARTISTS OF CAPE DORSET,

           NORTHWEST TERRITORIES.  Vancouver:  Marion Scott Gallery, 1992.