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Akpaliapik, Manasie

Born: August 23, 1955

Ikpaiqjuk (formerly Arctic Bay)

Resides: Ottawa

 

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTS A solo exhibition – Manasie: The Art of Manasie Akpaliapik, at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in 1990; inclusion in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada.

 

Solo Exhibition

1990 Manasie: The Art of Manasie Akpaliapik, curated by Darlene Wight, Winnipeg Art Gallery,  Winnipeg, Manitoba

Included in

1997 “Itinéraire Inuit”: Rencontrer un people à travers son art, UNESCO, Paris, France

1995 Immaginario Inuit Arte e cultura degli esquimesi canadesi, curated by Darlene Wight, Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Verona, Italy

1993 Multiple Realities: Inuit Images of Shamanic Transformation, curated by Darlene Wight, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

1992 Inuit Art: Drawings and Recent Sculpture, curated by Marie Routledge, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

1990 Arctic Mirror, curated by Odette Leroux, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, Quebec

1985 Uumajut: Animal Imagery in Inuit Art, curated by Bernadette Driscoll, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

EXHIBITIONS:

 

March - May 1985 Uumajut: Animal Imagery in Inuit Art

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Winnipeg, Manitoba

(illustrated catalogue)

 

March 1988 Arctic Forms - Inuit Sculpture

Arctic Inuit Art Gallery

Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A.

 

June - September 1988 Building on Strengths: New Inuit Art

from the Collection

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

January - September 1990 Arctic Mirror

Canadian Museum of Civilization

Hull, Quebec

 

February - March 1991 Jawbone Sculpture

The Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art

Toronto, Ontario

 

November - December 1991 The Hand: Images in Inuit Sculpture

The Isaacs/Innuit Gallery

Toronto, Ontario

(illustrated brochure)

 

February - August 1992 Inuit Art on the Mezzanine: New Acquisitions

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Winnipeg, Manitoba

(illustrated brochure)

 

 

February - September 1992 Inuit Art: Drawings and Recent Sculpture

National Gallery of Canada

Ottawa, Ontario

 

April - May 1992 Salon International Europ'art '92

presented by Galerie Saint Merri

Geneva, Switzerland

 

June - October 1992 Nouveau Territoires...

350/500 Ans Apres, Presented at les maisons

de la culture Cote-des-Neiges, Notre-Dame-

de-Grace, and Rosemont-Petite Patrie

Montreal Recreation and Community

Development Service and les Ateliers

Visions Planetaire

Montreal, Quebec

(tour)

(illustrated catalogue)

 

November 1992 - January 1993 Borealis: Inuit Images of Man and Animals

Freeport Art Museum and Cultural Centre

Freeport, Illinois

 

April - July 1993 Multiple Realities: Inuit Images of

Shamanic Transformation

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Winnipeg, Manitoba

(illustrated brochure)

 

November - December 1993 Sculpture Inuit et

Retrospective Pudlo Pudlat

Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec

Montreal, Quebec

 

November - December 1993 Inuit Sculpture

Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec

Montreal, Quebec

 

November 1993 - March 1994 The Inuit Imagination

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

 

May - June 1994 Share the Vision

Philadelphians Collect Inuit Art

Art Space Gallery

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

 

August - October 1994 Inuit Art from the Canadian Arctic

Bayly Art Museum

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.A.

 

March - July 1995 Immaginario Inuit

Arte e cultura degli esquimesi canadesi

Galleria d'Arte Moderna

e Contemporanea

Verona, Italy

(illustrated catalogue)

 

May - September 1995 Keeping Our Stories Alive:

An Exhibition of the Art and Crafts

from Dene and Inuit of Canada

Institute of American Indian Arts Museum

Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A.

(illustrated catalogue)

 

November 1995 Inspiration

Four Decades of Sculpture

Marion Scott Gallery

Vancouver, British Columbia

(illustrated catalogue)

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

 

May 1989 Ivory Carvings by Manasie Akpaliapik

Images Art Gallery

Toronto, Ontario

 

August - November 1990 Manasie: The Art of Manasie Akpaliapik

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Winnipeg, Manitoba

(illustrated brochure)

 

 

COLLECTIONS:

 

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario

Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Sarick Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

 

HONOURS, ACHIEVEMENTS and EVENTS:

 

1989 March: Received a Canada Council Explorations Grant for a project entitled

"North Baffin Island Legends." The research will be carried out in Igloolik

and Arctic Bay, and will focus on Kiviok's legendary voyage.

 

1989 Was one of the Canadian representatives at the Ainu Cultural Society

conference in Shraoi Hokaido (near Sapporo), Japan.

 

1989 Travelled to Ottawa to meet with the Board of Directors of the Inuit Art

Foundation in December. Subsequently, became a Board member.

 

1990 Manasie appeared on the cover of the Spring issue of Inuit Art Quarterly

magazine.

 

1990 Took part in a workshop for international indigenous artists at the Canadian

Museum of Civilization held by the Om niiak Native Arts Group.

 

1993 Akpaliapik's (untitled) sculpture is featured on the cover of the Inuit Art

Quarterly (Winter 1993).

 

 

SELECTED REFERENCES:

 

Ayre, John

CARVING IS HEALING TO ME: An Interview with Manassie

Akpaliapik. Inuit Art Quarterly: Vol. 8, No. 4, Winter 1993,

pp. 34-42.

 

 

Breakthrough Films and Television, Inc.

CRY OF THE ANCESTORS: the art of Manasie Akpaliapik. Produced

by Breakthrough Films and Television, Inc. in association with

the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation with the assistance of

Telefilm Canada, 1994.

 

Canadian Arctic Producers

MANASIE MANIAPIK. Ottawa: Canadian Arctic Producers

Co-operative Ltd, 1985.

 

Driscoll, Bernadette

UUMAJUT: Animal Imagery in Inuit art. Winnipeg: Winnipeg Art

Gallery, 1985.

 

Gillmore, Alison

UUMAJUT: Animal Imagery in Inuit Art. Arts Manitoba, vol. 4,

no. 3, Summer, 1985. pp.20-23.

 

Institute of American Indian Arts Museum

KEEPING OUR STORIES ALIVE: An Exhibition of Art and Crafts from

Dene and Inuit of Canada. Santa Fe, N.M.: Institute of American

Native Arts Museum, 1995.

 

Maniapik, Manasie

MANASIE MANIAPIK: Recent Sculpture. Ottawa: Canadian Arctic

Producers Cooperative Limited, 1981.

 

Marion Scott Gallery

INSPIRATION: FOUR DECADES OF SCULPTURE BY CANADIAN INUIT:

Curated by Norman Zepp. Vancouver: Marion Scott Gallery [1996].

 

Muehlen, Maria

DRAWINGS AND RECENT SCULPTURE AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF

CANADA. Inuit Art Quarterly, vol. 7, no. 3, Summer/Fall 1992,

p. 45.

 

Seidelman, Harold and James Turner

THE INUIT IMAGINATION: Arctic Myth and Sculpture.

Vancouver/Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre, 1993.

 

 

Verona. Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea

IMMAGINARIO INUIT: ARTE E CULTURA DEGLI ESQUIMESICANADESI.

Commune di Verona: Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di

Palazzo Forti, 1995.

 

Vision Planetaire

NOUVEAUX TERRITOIRES: 350/500 ANS APRES: Une exposition d'art

aborigene contemporain du Canada. Montreal: Vision Planetaire:

Ville de Montreal: UNESCO, 1992.

 

Wight, Darlene

BUILDING ON STRENGTHS: New Inuit Art from the Collection.

Tableau, vol. 1, no.5, 1988. p.4.

 

Wight, Darlene

MANASIE : THE ART OF MANASIE AKPALIAPIK. Winnipeg : The

Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1990.

(c) Inuit Art Section, INAC 1995