Bio

Qiatsuk, Pootoogook

  Born:  1959       Male       E7-1668

       Resides:  Cape Dorset

       Sculpture, Prints, Printmaking

       "Pootoogook started working with Aoudla Pudlat in the lithography shop,      

       learning his craft through observation.  He produced fifty-two prints in eight

       annual collections, principally in the medium of lithography.  Pootoogook,   

       like his father, Lukta Qiatsuk, continued to make sculpture while he was     

       working in the printshop.  In 1988 he was treasurer of the Anglican Church   

       Society."                                                                    

 

                                   from "In Cape Dorset We Do It This Way: Three    

                                   Decades of Inuit Printmaking", 1991              

                                   (see reference below)                            

 

       EXHIBITIONS:

       Nov 1983 - Jan 1984        Inuit Art at Rideau Hall

                                                   Presented by Indian Affairs and Northern         

                                                   Development                                      

                                                   Ottawa, Ontario

       May 1984                           Sculpture from Cape Dorset - The New Generation

                                                   The Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art                 

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

       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)

       April - May 1985                Lukta and Pootoogook Kiakshuk of Cape Dorset:

                                                   Father and Son                                   

                                                   The Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art                 

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

                                                   (brochure)

       October 1987                    [L'art inuit]

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Chambre de Commerce de Chateauroux            

                                                   France

       December 1987                Cape Dorset Sculpture

                                                   Eskimo Art Inc.                                  

                                                   Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.

       Dec 1987 - Feb 1988       Inuk, Inuit: Art et tradition chez les

                                                   esquimaux d'hier et d'aujourd'hui                

                                                   presented by L'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai,        

                                                   at Musee des Beaux-arts d'Arras                  

                                                   Arras, France

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       1988                                    Cape Dorset Print Collection (printmaker)

                                                   (annual collection)                              

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       March 1988                        Arctic Forms - Inuit Sculpture

                                                   Arctic Inuit Art Gallery                         

                                                   Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A.

       April 1988                          [L'art inuit]

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Palais de L'Europe, Le Touquet                

                                                   France

       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)

       Nov - Dec 1989                 Sculpture Inuit

                                                   Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec                  

                                                   Montreal, Quebec

                                                   (illustrated brochure)

 

       January 1990                    Art Inuit, la Sculpture des Esquimaux du Canada

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Centre d'Action Culturelle du Bassin          

                                                   Houllier, Lorrain, Saint Avold                   

                                                   France

       March 1990                       Art Inuit, l'Art des Esquimaux du Canada

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Maison Falleur, Cambrai                       

                                                   France

       April 1990                          Art Inuit

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Palais de l'Europe                            

                                                   Le Touquet, France

       July 1990                           Art Inuit

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Thonon les Bains                              

                                                   France

       November 1990                Art Inuit

                                                   Galerie Saint Merri                              

                                                   Paris, France

       February - April 1991       Art Inuit

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Galerie Humbert                               

                                                   Nantes, France

       February - June 1991       Granville Island Canadian Inuit Sculpture

                                                   Exhibition (first exhibition)                    

                                                   Vancouver Inuit Art Society                      

                                                   Vancouver, British Columbia

       May - June 1991               Art Inuit

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at La Halle aux Bles                             

                                                   Saint Malo, France

 

       Jun - Sept 1991                Granville Island Canadian Inuit Sculpture

                                                   Exhibition (second exhibition)                   

                                                   Vancouver Inuit Art Society                      

                                                   Vancouver, British Columbia

       July 1991                           Art Inuit

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Chapelle de la Visitation                     

                                                   Thonon, France

       July - August 1991            Glaciopolis:  Art Inuit

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Maison de Pesey                               

                                                   Les Arcs, 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

       Dec 1991 - Mar 1992        In Cape Dorset We Do It This Way:  Three Decades

                                                   of Inuit Printmaking                             

                                                   McMichael Canadian Art Collection                

                                                   Kleinburg, Ontario

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       January - March 1992       Images of Influence:  Contemporary Inuit Art

                                                   Surrey Art Gallery                               

                                                   Surrey, British Columbia

       Nov - Dec 1992                 Sculpture Inuit

                                                   Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec                  

                                                   Montreal, Quebec

       Nov - Dec 1993                The Treasured Monument

                                                   Marion Scott Gallery                             

                                                   Vancouver, British Columbia

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

 

       Sept - Oct 1994                 Kunst van de Inuit Eskimo's

                                                   Gemeentelijk Kunstcentrum                        

                                                   Huis Hellemans                                   

                                                   Edegem, Belgium

                                                   (illustrated brochure)

       October 1994                    Sculpture of the Inuit:

                                                   Major Works by the Masters of Stone              

                                                   Maslak McLeod Canadian Art                       

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

       May - Sept 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)

 

       COLLECTIONS:

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

       Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario     

       Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec    

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

       National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario         

       Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories    

       Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba  

 

       SELECTED REFERENCES:

 

           MASTERS OF THE ARCTIC:  An Exhibition of Contemporary Inuit

           Masterworks.  Ada, Michigan: Amway Corporation, 1989.

 

       Blodgett, Jean                                   

           IN CAPE DORSET WE DO IT THIS WAY:  THREE DECADES OF INUIT

           PRINTMAKING:  Jean Blodgett/with essays by Heather Ardies,

           Leslie Boyd and Linda Sutherland.  Kleinburg, Ont. : McMichael

           Canadian Art Collection, 1991.

       CEAC [Canadian Eskimo Arts Council]              

           TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW WITH LUKTA QIATSUK AND WITH HIS SON,

           POOTOOGOOK QIATSUK:  Interviewed by Sharon van Raalte in May

           1985 in Cape Dorset, N.W.T.  Ottawa: Canadian Eskimo Arts

           Council in collaboration with the Inuit Art Section, INAC, and

           the National Film Board of Canada, 1985.

       Gallery of the Arctic                            

           SPIRIT OF THE BIRDS.  Victoria: Gallery of the Arctic, 1989.

       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.

       Marion Scott Gallery                              

           THE TREASURED MONUMENT:  An Exhibition of Small-scale Inuit

           Sculpture.  Vancouver:  Marion Scott Gallery, 1993.

       Muehlen, Maria and Julie Hodgson, eds.           

           THE QIATSUK FAMILY OF SCULPTORS.  INUIT ARTS AND CRAFTS

           (1):20-23, 1983.

 

 

    (c) Inuit Art Section, INAC 1995