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Aqigaaq, Mathew

       1940-2010       Male       E2-350

       Place of Birth:  near the Kazan River Falls

       Resides:  Baker Lake

       Sculpture, Prints

       Mathew is married to Baker Lake artist Marjorie Agluvak.                     

 

       EXHIBITIONS:

       1968                                   Group Exhibition

                                                   Waddington Gallery                               

                                                   Montreal, Quebec

       1968                                   Group Exhibition

                                                   Lippel Gallery                                   

                                                   Montreal, Quebec

       April 1968                          Baker Lake Sculpture

                                                   Robertson Galleries                              

                                                   Ottawa, Ontario

       May - June 1969               Eskimo Sculpture '69

                                                   Robertson Galleries                               

                                                   Ottawa, Ontario

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       June 1969                          Eskimo Sculpture

                                                   Isaacs Gallery                                   

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

       Sep - Oct 1970                  Canadian Eskimo Arts Festival

                                                   Alaska Methodist University Galleries            

                                                   Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A.

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       1971 - 1973                       Sculpture/Inuit: Masterworks of the

                                                   Canadian Arctic                                  

                                                   Canadian Eskimo Arts Council                     

                                                   Ottawa, Ontario

                                                   (tour)

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

 

       1973                                   The Tactile Eskimo Art Collection/

                                                   Collection de sculptures esquimaudes             

                                                   appreciables par le toucher                      

                                                   Department of Indian Affairs and Northern        

                                                   Development, in cooperation with the Canadian    

                                                   National Institute for the Blind                 

                                                   Ottawa, Ontario

                                                   (tour)

                                                   (catalogue)

       Dec 1973 - Jan 1974       Eskimo Sculpture (and Drawings)

                                                   Waddington Galleries                             

                                                   Montreal, Quebec

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       1974                                   Stone Sculpture of Baker Lake Eskimos

                                                   Pucker/Safrai Gallery                             

                                                   Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

       1974                                   Baker Lake Sculpture

                                                   Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec                   

                                                   Montreal, Quebec

       1974                                   Crafts from Arctic Canada/Artisanat de

                                                   l'arctique canadien                               

                                                   Canadian Eskimo Arts Council                     

                                                   Ottawa, Ontario

                                                   (tour)

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       March 1974                        Baker Lake Sculpture

                                                   The Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art                 

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       June - September 1974   Ulu/Inua: Form and Fantasy in Eskimo Art                                              

                                                   Casino Gallery, Ravinia Park                     

                                                   Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

                                                   (catalogue)

 

       August 1974                      Ten Masterworks Exhibition Artists

                                                   Gallery of the Arctic                            

                                                   Victoria, British Columbia

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       March - July 1976             The Mulders' Collection of Eskimo Sculpture

                                                   Winnipeg Art Gallery                             

                                                   Winnipeg, Manitoba

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       June 1977                          Sheokju of Cape Dorset & Eleven

                                                   Sculptors of Baker Lake                          

                                                   Victor Waddington Gallery                        

                                                   London, England

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       January - June 1979         Spirits and Dreams - Arts of the Inuit of Baker Lake                                    

                                                   Department of Indian Affairs and Northern        

                                                   Development                                      

                                                   Ottawa, Ontario

                                                   (tour)

                                                   (illustrated brochure)

       October 1979                    Sculpture of the Inuit: Masterwork

                                                   Exhibitors of the Canadian Arctic                

                                                   Inuit Gallery of Vancouver                       

                                                   Vancouver, British Columbia

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       February - March 1980    Collectors' Choice - An Exhibition of

                                                   Important Inuit Sculpture                        

                                                   Waddington Galleries                             

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

       April - May 1980                Baker Lake - Drawings, Sculpture, Tapestries                                        

                                                   Theo Waddington                                  

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

 

       April - May 1980                The Klamer Family Collection of Inuit

                                                   Art from the Art Gallery of Ontario              

                                                   University of Guelph                             

                                                   Guelph, Ontario

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       April - May 1981                Festival of Birds

                                                   The Arctic Circle                                 

                                                   Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

       Oct - Nov 1982                  Inuit Sculpture 1982

                                                   The Raven Gallery                                 

                                                   Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       May 1983 - April 1985      Grasp Tight the Old Ways: Selections from

                                                    the Klamer Family Collection of Inuit Art        

                                                   Art Gallery of Ontario                           

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

                                                   (tour)

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       Nov 1983 - March 1985   Contemporary Indian and Inuit Art of Canada

                                                   Department of Indian Affairs and Northern        

                                                   Development, Ottawa, presented at the            

                                                   General Assembly Building, United Nations        

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

                                                   (tour)

                                                   (illustrated brochure)

       Nov 1984 - Feb 1985       Stones, Bones, Cloth, and Paper:

                                                   Inuit Art in Edmonton Collections                

                                                   Edmonton Art Gallery                              

                                                   Edmonton, Alberta

       December 1984                Takamit - Canadian Eskimo Art: Selections

                                                   from Private Collections and the Government      

                                                   of Canada                                        

                                                   Organized by La Federation des Cooperatives      

                                                   du Nouveau-Quebec and the Jane Voorhees          

                                                   Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University          

                                                   New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.A.

                                                   (illustrated brochure)

       Feb 1985 - April 1986      Die Kunst aus der Arktis

                                                   Department of Indian and Northern                

                                                   Affairs Canada, Ottawa,                          

                                                   presented by Commerzbank                         

                                                   Frankfurt, Germany

                                                   (tour)

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       March - May 1985             Uumajut: Animal Imagery in Inuit Art

                                                   Winnipeg Art Gallery                             

                                                   Winnipeg, Manitoba

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       December 1985                Masterwork Sculpture 1985

                                                   Inuit Gallery of Vancouver                       

                                                   Vancouver, British Columbia

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       May - June 1986               The Spirit of the Land

                                                   The Koffler Gallery                              

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

                                                   (illustrated brochure)

       July - August 1986            Keewatin Sculpture: Reflections of

                                                   the Spirit                                       

                                                   Inuit Gallery of Vancouver                       

                                                   Vancouver, British Columbia

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       October 1986                    Masterwork Sculpture 1986

                                                   Inuit Gallery of Vancouver                       

                                                   Vancouver, British Columbia

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       October 1987                    Recent Acquisitions of Early Inuit Sculpture                                        

                                                   Arctic Artistry                                   

                                                   Hartsdale, New York, U.S.A.

 

       June - September 1988   The World Around Me

                                                   University of Lethbridge Art Gallery             

                                                   Lethbridge, Alberta

       August - Sep 1988            Mother & Child

                                                   Marion Scott Gallery                             

                                                   Vancouver, British Columbia

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       November 1988                Echoes of the Drum

                                                   Gallery of the Arctic                            

                                                   Victoria, British Columbia

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       January - February 1989  The Early Years: Sculpture from the 50's and 60's                                         

                                                   The Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art                 

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

                                                   (illustrated brochure)

       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 1989                Baker Lake Sculpture

                                                   The Upstairs Gallery                             

                                                   Winnipeg, Manitoba

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       July - Sep1989                  Mother and Child: Selections from the

                                                   Inuit Collection of the Art Gallery              

                                                   of Ontario                                        

                                                   Art Gallery of Ontario                           

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

 

       1990                                   Baker Lake

                                                   Inuit Gallery of Vancouver                       

                                                   Vancouver, British Columbia

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       January - Sep 1990          Arctic Mirror

                                                   Canadian Museum of Civilization                  

                                                   Hull, Quebec

       November 1990                Inuit Masterworks

                                                   Inuit Gallery of Vancouver                       

                                                   Vancouver, British Columbia

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       February - June 1991       Granville Island Canadian Inuit Sculpture

                                                   Exhibition (first exhibition)                    

                                                   Vancouver Inuit Art Society                      

                                                   Vancouver, British Columbia

       June - September 1991   Granville Island Canadian Inuit Sculpture

                                                   Exhibition (second exhibition)                   

                                                   Vancouver Inuit Art Society                      

                                                   Vancouver, British Columbia

       June - November 1991    Qamanittuaq: The Art of Baker Lake

                                                   National Gallery of Canada                       

                                                   Ottawa, Ontario

       Nov 1993 - March 1994   The Inuit Imagination

                                                   Winnipeg Art Gallery                             

                                                   Winnipeg, Manitoba

       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)

       November 1995                Inspiration

                                                   Four Decades of Sculpture                        

                                                   Marion Scott Gallery                             

                                                   Vancouver, British Columbia

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

       November - Dec 1979      Mathew Aqigaaq - Recent Sculpture

                                                   Theo Waddington                                  

                                                   London, England

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       1980                                   Mathew Aqiggaaq Sculpture

                                                   Inuit Galerie                                    

                                                   Mannheim, Germany

       April - May 1980                Mathew Aqiggaaq

                                                   Theo Waddington                                  

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

       September 1980               Mathew Aqiggaaq - Recent Sculpture

                                                   Waddington's                                     

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

                                                   (illustrated brochure)

       May 1982                           Mathew Aqiggaaq (Akeah) of Baker Lake

                                                   The Upstairs Gallery                              

                                                   Winnipeg, Manitoba

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       January 1991                     Mathew Aqigaaq (Akeeya)

                                                   The Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art                 

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

       COLLECTIONS:

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

       Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario 

       Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario

       Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario

       Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec

       Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, Michigan, U.S.A.  

       Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta 

       Inuit Cultural Institute, Rankin Inlet, Northwest Territories

       Klamer Family Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario

       Macmillan-Bloedel Limited, Vancouver, British Columbia

       McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario

       Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

       National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

       Sarick Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario 

       University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta

       Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

       HONOURS, ACHIEVEMENTS and EVENTS:

       1965     Participated in a experimental graphics workshop in Baker Lake

                (uncatalogued and unpublished).

       1989     Attended the opening of the "Masters of the Arctic" exhibition in New York

                City on June 5th.

 

       SELECTED REFERENCES:

       Blodgett, Jean                                   

           GRASP TIGHT THE OLD WAYS:  Selections from the Klamer Family

           Collection of Inuit Art.  Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1983.

       Canada.  Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Dev.

           AKEEAH:  Stone Sculpture of Baker Lake.  Ottawa: Dept. of Indian

           Affairs and Northern Development, 1968.

       Canada.  Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Dev.

           INUNNIT:  The Art of the Canadian Eskimo = L'art des Eskimaux du

           Canada. / by W. T. Larmour. French translation by Jacques

           Brunet.  Ottawa: Department of Indian Affairs and Northern

           Development, 1967.

 

       Canada.  Indian and Northern Affairs             

           CANADIAN INUIT SCULPTURE.  Ottawa:  Inuit Art Section, 1992.

       Canadian Arctic Producers                        

           MATHEW AQIGGAAQ:  Recent Sculpture.  Ottawa: Canadian Arctic

           Producers Cooperative Limited, 1979.

       Canadian Eskimo Arts Council                     

           CRAFTS FROM ARCTIC CANADA = ARTISANAT DE L'ARCTIQUE CANADIEN.

           Ottawa: Canadian Eskimo Arts Council, 1974.

       Canadian Eskimo Arts Council                     

           SCULPTURE/INUIT:  Sculpture of the Inuit: masterworks of the

           Canadian Arctic = La sculpture chez les Inuit: chefs-d'oeuvre de

           l'Arctique canadien.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

           London: Aidan Ellis Publishing, 1971.

       Gallery of the Arctic                            

           ECHOES OF THE DRUM.  Victoria, B.C. : Gallery of the Arctic, 1988.

       Inuit Gallery of Vancouver                       

           BAKER LAKE.  Vancouver, B.C. : Inuit Gallery of Vancouver [1990].

       Inuit Gallery of Vancouver                       

           MASTERWORKS; SCULPTURE.  Vancouver, B.C. : Inuit Gallery of

           Vancouver, 1986.

       Inuit Gallery of Vancouver                       

           SCULPTURE OF THE INUIT:  Masterwork Exhibitors of the Canadian

           Arctic.  Vancouver: Inuit Gallery, 1979.

       James, Geoffrey                                  

           MASTERWORKS OF THE ARCTIC:  An Impressive Summation.  Time,

           November 29, 1971. pp.12-13.

       Macduff, Alistair                                

           LORDS OF THE STONE:  An Anthology of Eskimo Sculpture. / By

           Alistair  Macduff. Photographs by George M. Galpin.  North

           Vancouver:  Whitecap Books, 1982.

 

       Marion Scott Gallery                             

           INSPIRATION:  FOUR DECADES OF SCULPTURE BY CANADIAN INUIT:

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

       Marion Scott Gallery                             

           MOTHER & CHILD.  Vancouver: Marion Scott Gallery, 1988.

       McMichael Canadian Collection                    

           THE MCMICHAEL CANADIAN COLLECTION.  Kleinberg: McMichael

           Canadian Collection, 1979.

       Sanavik Cooperative                              

           SCULPTURE 1974.  Baker Lake: Sanavik Cooperative, 1974.

       Seidelman, Harold and James Turner               

           THE INUIT IMAGINATION:  Arctic Myth and Sculpture.

           Vancouver/Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre, 1993.

       Swinton, George                                  

           ESKIMO SCULPTURE. = SCULPTURE ESQUIMAUDE.  Toronto:  McClelland

           and Stewart, 1965.

       Swinton, George                                  

           SCULPTURE OF THE ESKIMO.  Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1972.

       Upstairs Gallery                                 

           BAKER LAKE SCULPTURE.  Winnipeg: The Upstairs Gallery 1989.

       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.

       Waddington Galleries                             

           ESKIMO SCULPTURE.  Montreal: Waddington Galleries, 1974.

 

 

      (c) Inuit Art Section, INAC 1995