Bio

Ohiktook, Maudie

       Born:  January 1, 1944       Female       E4-393

       Place of Birth:  Thom Bay

       Resides:  Taloyoak

       Sculpture, Crafts

       Maudie was born at Thom Bay, on the eastern Boothia Peninsula.  She moved to 

       Spence Bay in 1965 and began carving in 1968.  The themes of many of Maudie's

       sculptures are supernatural spirits, deities and creatures.  She enjoys      

       working in whalebone and stone.  Maudie's husband, James Okittuq, is also a  

       carver in Spence Bay.                                                        

 

       EXHIBITIONS:

       1974                                   Crafts from Arctic Canada/Artisanat de

                                                   l'arctique canadien                              

                                                   Canadian Eskimo Arts Council                      

                                                   Ottawa, Ontario

                                                   (tour)

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       March - April 1979            Sculpture of the Inuit: Lorne Balshine

                                                   Collection/Lou Osipov Collection/                

                                                   Dr. Harry Winrob Collection                      

                                                   Surrey Art Gallery                               

                                                   Surrey, British Columbia

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       July 1979 - May 1980       Inuit Art in the 1970s

                                                   Department of Indian Affairs                     

                                                   and Northern Development, and the                 

                                                   Agnes Etherington Art Centre                     

                                                   Kingston, Ontario

                                                   (tour)

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       Sept - Oct 1980                 Spence Bay Sculpture: An Expressive Force

                                                   The Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art                 

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       December 1982                Spence Bay Sculpture

                                                    Inuit Gallery of Vancouver                        

                                                    Vancouver, British Columbia

       February - March 1984     Canadian Inuit Art

                                                   City Hall                                         

                                                   Nuuk/Godthab, Greenland

       1985 - 1986                       Sanaugasi Takujaksat: A Travelling

                                                   Celebration of Inuit Sculpture                   

                                                   Presented by Canadian Arctic Producers           

                                                   Ltd., with the assistance of                     

                                                   Indian and Northern Affairs Canada,              

                                                   Ottawa                                           

                                                   (tour)

                                                   (illustrated brochure)

       Aug - Nov 1986                 Die Kunst aus der Arktis

                                                   presented by Inuit Galerie                       

                                                   Mannheim, Germany

                                                   (tour)

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       December 1986                Die Kunst aus der Arktis

                                                   Inuit Galerie, Mannheim                          

                                                   held at the Niedersaechsisches Landesmuseum      

                                                   Hannover, Germany

       Dec 1988 - 1989              Im Schatten der Sonne:Zeitgenossische Kunst

                                                  der Indianer und Eskimos in Kanada/In the        

                                                  Shadow of the Sun:Contemporary Indian and Inuit  

                                                  Art in Canada                                    

                                                  Canadian Museum of Civilization                  

                                                  Ottawa, Ontario

                                                  (tour)

                                                  (illustrated catalogue)

 

       Oct - Nov 1990                  A Woman's Vision

                                                   Art Space Gallery                                

                                                   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

       April - May 1991                Nagdjuk:  Gift of the Caribou

                                                   Art Space Gallery                                

                                                   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

       Aug - Sept 1991                Art Inuit

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Galerie Akenaton                              

                                                   Troyes, France

       Nov - Dec 1991                  Art Inuit:  Autour de la Collection de Cape

                                                    Dorset 1991                                      

                                                    Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                    at Le Colombier                                  

                                                    Ville D'Avray, France

       February - April 1992        Art Inuit

                                                    Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                    at Galerie Montador                              

                                                    Dieppe, France

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

                                                     Winnipeg Art Gallery                             

                                                     Winnipeg, Manitoba

                                                     (illustrated brochure)

       June - July 1992                   Women of the North: An Exhibition

                                                      of art by Inuit Women of the                      

                                                      Canadian Arctic                                  

                                                      Marion Scott Gallery                             

                                                      Vancouver, British Columbia

                                                      (illustrated catalogue)

       February 1993                      Kunstwerke der Inuit

                                                      Presented by CreARTion, Eppstein                 

                                                      in conjunction with the annual meeting           

                                                      of the Association of Canadian Studies           

                                                      at the Hotel am Badersee                         

                                                      Grainau, Germany

 

       Nov - Dec 1993                    Kitikmeot: Sculpture from Gjoa Haven,

                                                      Taloyoak and Pelly Bay                           

                                                      Isaacs/Innuit Gallery                            

                                                      Toronto, Ontario

       November 1993 - March 1994   The Inuit Imagination

                                                       Winnipeg Art Gallery                             

                                                       Winnipeg, Manitoba

       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)

       March - April 1996                    Major/Minor

                                                        Marion Scott Gallery                             

                                                        Vancouver, British Columbia

       SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

       May - June 1983                        Maudie Okittuq -Sculpture

                                                        Images Art Gallery                               

                                                        Toronto, Ontario

                                                        (illustrated catalogue)

 

       January - March 1986          Maudie Okittuq

                                                   Inuit Galerie                                    

                                                   Mannheim, Germany

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       COLLECTIONS:

       Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario                                                                                 

       Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec                                                                         

       Inuit Cultural Institute, Rankin Inlet, Northwest Territories                                                  

       National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario                                                                           

       Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba                                                                               

 

 

       SELECTED REFERENCES:

 

           IM SCHATTEN DER SONNE:  Zeitgenoessische Kunst der Indianer und

           Eskimos in Kanada. [In the Shadow of the Sun: Contemporary Art

           of the Indians and Eskimos in Canada].  Stuttgart: Edition

           Cantz.  Ottawa: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1988.

       Canada.  Indian and Northern Affairs             

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

       Canadian Arctic Producers                        

           MAUDIE OKITTUQ:  Sculpture.  Ottawa: Canadian Arctic Producers

           Co-operative Ltd, 1983.

       Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art                     

           SPENCE BAY SCULPTURE:  AN EXPRESSIVE FORCE.  Toronto, Ont. :

           Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art, 1980.

       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.

       Inuit Galerie                                    

           DIE KUNST AUS DER ARKTIS.  Mannheim, Federal Republic of

           Germany, Inuit Gallerie, 1987.

       Inuit Galerie                                    

           DIE KUNST AUS DER ARKTIS.  Mannheim, Federal Republic of

           Germany: Inuit Galerie, 1986, 1986.

       Inuit Galerie                                    

           MAUDIE OKITTUQ.  Mannheim, Federal Republic of Germany, Inuit

           Galerie, 1985.

       Marion Scott Gallery                             

           INSPIRATION:  FOUR DECADES OF SCULPTURE BY CANADIAN INUIT:

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

       Marion Scott Gallery                              

           WOMEN OF THE NORTH:  AN EXHIBITION OF ART BY INUIT WOMEN OF THE

           CANADIAN ARCTIC:  June 6-July 11, 1992.  Vancouver:  Marion

           Scott Gallery, 1992.

       Routledge, Marie                                 

           INUIT ART IN THE 1970s/L'ART INUIT ACTUEL: 1970-79.  Kingston,

           Ont. : The Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 1979.

       Seidelman, Harold and James Turner               

           THE INUIT IMAGINATION:  Arctic Myth and Sculpture.

           Vancouver/Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre, 1993.

       Strickler, Eva                                   

           INUIT DOLLS:  Reminders of a Heritage.  Toronto: Canadian Stage

           and Arts Publications, 1988.

       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.

       Wight, Darlene                                    

           FOCUS ON ARTISTS: THE CENTRAL ARCTIC.  Inuit Art and Crafts,

           no.2, December 1984.  pp. 22-33.