Bio

Arnasungaaq, Barnabus

Born: 1924 Male E2-213

Place of Birth: Kazan River area

Resides: Baker Lake

Sculpture, Prints, Drawings

 

EXHIBITIONS:

 

November - December 1964 Eskimo Carvers of Keewatin, N.W.T.

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Winnipeg, Manitoba

(illustrated catalogue)

 

1967 Eskimo Sculpture

Winnipeg Art Gallery

presented at the Manitoba Legislative

Building

Winnipeg, Manitoba

(illustrated catalogue)

 

1971 Sculpture in Miniature

Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec

Montreal, Quebec

 

January - February 1972 INUA: 50 Works from the Cappadocia Collection

of Inuit Art

McMaster Art Gallery

Hamilton, Ontario

 

January - March 1972 Eskimo Fantastic Art

Gallery 111, School of Art,

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba

(tour)

(illustrated catalogue)

 

February - March 1972 Eskimo Sculpture: Selections from the

Twomey Collection

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Winnipeg, Manitoba

(illustrated catalogue)

 

 

December 1973 - January 1974 Eskimo Sculpture (and Drawings)

Waddington Galleries

Montreal, Quebec

(illustrated catalogue)

 

1974 Baker Lake Sculpture

Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec

Montreal, Quebec

 

1974 Stone Sculpture of Baker Lake Eskimos

Pucker/Safrai Gallery

Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

 

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 1977 Sheokju of Cape Dorset & Eleven

Sculptors of Baker Lake

Victor Waddington Gallery

London, England

(illustrated catalogue)

 

March - June 1978 The Coming and Going of the Shaman:

Eskimo Shamanism and Art

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Winnipeg, Manitoba

(illustrated catalogue)

 

August - November 1978 The Zazelenchuk Collection of Eskimo Art

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Winnipeg, Manitoba

(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)

 

November - December 1979 In Celebration

Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec

Montreal, Quebec

 

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)

 

September - October 1980 La deesse inuite de la mer/The Inuit Sea

Goddess

Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal

Montreal, Quebec

(tour)

(illustrated catalogue)

 

September 1981 The Year of the Bear

The Arctic Circle

Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

 

September 1981 Exhibition and Sale of Musk-Oxen

& Bears

Cottage Craft Gifts & Fine Arts Ltd.

Calgary, Alberta

 

September - October 1981 The Jacqui and Morris Shumiatcher

Collection of Inuit Art

Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery,

University of Regina

Regina, Saskatchewan

(illustrated catalogue)

 

1983 An Enduring Tradition II: Inuit Carving

from the Northwest Territories

Inuit Gallery of Vancouver

Vancouver, British Columbia

(illustrated catalogue)

 

June 1984 Demons and Spirits and those who

wrestled with them

The Arctic Circle

Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

 

November - December 1984 Die Kunst aus der Arktis

Inuit Galerie, Mannheim

held at Humanities and Social Sciences

Research Institute, University of Siegen

at Villa Waldrich

Siegen, Germany

(illustrated catalogue)

 

March - May 1985 Uumajut: Animal Imagery in Inuit Art

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Winnipeg, Manitoba

(illustrated catalogue)

 

May - June 1986 The Spirit of the Land

The Koffler Gallery

Toronto, Ontario

(illustrated brochure)

 

July - August 1986 L'art et la Matiere: Peintures au sable

de Claude Durand - Sculptures d'Art Esquimaux

Conseil Municipal

Le Comite d'Animation Culturelle

Deauville-Touques, France

 

July - August 1986 Keewatin Sculpture: Reflections of

the Spirit

Inuit Gallery of Vancouver

Vancouver, British Columbia

(illustrated catalogue)

 

July 1986 - February 1988 Selections from the John and Mary Robertson

Collection of Inuit Art

Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Queen's University

Kingston, Ontario

(tour)

(illustrated catalogue)

 

September - November 1987 The Swinton Collection of Inuit Art

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Winnipeg, Manitoba

(illustrated catalogue)

 

October 1987 [L'art inuit]

Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai

at Chambre de Commerce de Chateauroux

France

 

December 1987 - February 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)

 

March 1988 Magic and Shamanism

Artspace

Main/Access Gallery

Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

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

 

June - September 1988 Building on Strengths: New Inuit Art

from the Collection

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

June - September 1988 The World Around Me

University of Lethbridge Art Gallery

Lethbridge, Alberta

 

July 1988 [L'art inuit]

Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai

at Chapelle de la Visitation, Thonon

France

 

October 1988 Tundra & Ice: Stone Images of

Animals and Man

presented by Orca Aart at the

Adventurers' Club

Chicago, Illinois

 

October 1988 Inuit Legends in Stone

Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec

Montreal, Quebec

(illustrated brochure)

 

November 1988 [L'art inuit]

Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai

at Les Martres-de-Veyre

France

 

December 1988 [L'art inuit]

Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai

at Galerie des Tanneurs, Mulhouse

France

 

January 1989 Cold Stones, Warm Hearts: Inuit Art

from the Northwest Territories

University of Richmond

Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A.

 

February 1989 Arctic Images: Major Sculptures by Canada's

Leading Contemporary Eskimo (Inuit) Artists

at D/Erlien Fine Art Limited

presented by Orca Aart, Chicago

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

 

February - March 1989 [L'art inuit]

Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai

at St. Marcellin

France

 

March - April 1989 [L'art inuit]

Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai

at Galerie Autre Regard, Paris

France

 

March - April 1989 [L'art inuit]

Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai

at Palais de l'Europe, le Touquet

France

 

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)

 

June - July 1989 Art Inuit

Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai

at Galerie Sanguine, La Rochelle

France

 

August 1989 Art Inuit, la Sculpture des Esquimaux

du Canada

Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai

at Chapelle de la Visitation,

Thonon

France

 

December 1989 Art Inuit, la Sculpture des Esquimaux du Canada

Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai

at Les Chiroux, Centre Culturel de la Wallonie,

Liege

Belgium

 

1990 Baker Lake

Inuit Gallery of Vancouver

Vancouver, British Columbia

(illustrated catalogue)

 

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

 

February - March 1990 Beeldhouwkunst van de Inuit (Canada)

by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai, France

at Amphora Finippon pvba, Sint Andries,

Brugge, Belgium

 

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

Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai

at Maison Falleur, Cambrai

France

 

 

June - July 1990 Small Sculptures from across the

Canadian Arctic

Feheley Fine Arts

Toronto, Ontario

 

November 1990 Inuit Masterworks

Inuit Gallery of Vancouver

Vancouver, British Columbia

(illustrated catalogue)

 

November 1990 Art Inuit

Galerie Saint Merri

Paris, France

 

November - December 1990 Art Inuit: Autour de la Collection de Cape

Dorset 1990

Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai

at Centre Culturel Canadien

Paris, France

 

November 1990 - February 1991 Espaces Inuit

Maison Hamel-Bruneau

Ste-Foy, Quebec

(illustrated catalogue)

 

December 1990 - January 1991 A Family Tradition: Inuit Art

from Canada's Arctic

Presented by Arctic Inuit Art at the

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A.

 

February 1991 Animals of the Arctic

Arctic Inuit Art

Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A.

 

February - June 1991 Granville Island Canadian Inuit Sculpture

Exhibition (first exhibition)

Vancouver Inuit Art Society

Vancouver, British Columbia

 

March - April 1991 Art Inuit

Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai

at Le Theatre

La Ciotat, France

 

April - June 1991 Art Inuit

Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai

at Galerie La Tour des Cardinaux

L'Isle sur la Sorgue, France

 

May - June 1991 Art Inuit

Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai

at La Halle aux Bles

Saint Malo, France

 

June - July 1991 Art Inuit

Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai

at Galerie Ombre et Lumiere

Ensisheim, France

 

June - September 1991 Granville Island Canadian Inuit Sculpture

Exhibition (second exhibition)

Vancouver Inuit Art Society

Vancouver, British Columbia

 

August - September 1991 Art Inuit

Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai

at Galerie Akenaton

Troyes, France

 

October - December 1991 Art Inuit

Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai

at Galerie Maite Aubert

Le Havre, France

 

November - December 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

 

 

November - December 1991 Inuit Sculpture: Displayed in Conjunction with

the 1991 Cape Dorset Annual Graphics Collection

Muscarelle Museum of Art

Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.A.

 

April - May 1992 Salon International Europ'art '92

presented by Galerie Saint Merri

Geneva, Switzerland

 

May - August 1992 Hudson's Bay Company Collection of Inuit Art

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Winnipeg, Manitoba

(illustrated brochure)

 

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)

 

October 1992 - January 1993 Drawings and Sculpture from Baker Lake

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Winnipeg, Manitoba

(illustrated brochure)

 

April 1993 The Art of Keewatin

Arctic Artistry

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

 

November - December 1993 The Treasured Monument

Marion Scott Gallery

Vancouver, British Columbia

(illustrated catalogue)

 

November 1993 - March 1994 The Inuit Imagination

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

April - May 1994 Mythic Image

Ancestral Spirits Gallery

Port Townsend, Washington, U.S.A.

 

July 1994 Arctic Spirit

35 Years of Canadian Inuit Art

Frye Art Museum

Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

 

August - October 1994 Inuit Art from the Canadian Arctic

Bayly Art Museum

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.A.

 

September - October 1994 Kunst van de Inuit Eskimo's

Gemeentelijk Kunstcentrum

Huis Hellemans

Edegem, Belgium

(illustrated brochure)

 

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)

 

September 1995 Sedna: Spirit of the Sea

Feheley Fine Arts

Toronto, Ontario

 

November 1995 Inspiration

Four Decades of Sculpture

Marion Scott Gallery

Vancouver, British Columbia

(illustrated catalogue)

 

November - December 1995 Miniaturen

Inuit Galerie

Mannheim, Germany

(brochure)

 

January - February 1996 Not Just a Dancing Step...

Galerie D'Art Vincent

Ottawa, Ontario

(illustrated catalogue)

 

March - April 1996 Major/Minor

Marion Scott Gallery

Vancouver, British Columbia

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

 

February 1976 Stone Sculpture by Akkanashoonark of

Baker Lake

The Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art

Toronto, Ontario

(illustrated brochure)

 

January - February 1979 Recent Sculpture by Barnabus Argrnasungaaq

(Akkanashoonark) of Baker Lake

The Upstairs Gallery

Winnipeg, Manitoba

(illustrated brochure)

 

November - December 1979 Barnabus Arnasungnaaq - Recent Sculpture

Gallery One

Toronto, Ontario

(illustrated catalogue)

 

March - April 1981 Barnabus Akkanashoonark

Inuit Galerie

Mannheim, Germany

(illustrated catalogue)

 

 

June - July 1992 Barnabus Akkanashoonark

Inuit Galerie

Mannheim, Germany

(illustrated brochure)

 

 

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.

Eskimo Museum, Churchill, Manitoba

Glenbow Museum, Calgary, 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

Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Brunswick, Maine, U.S.A.

Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Sarick Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario

University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

 

HONOURS, ACHIEVEMENTS and EVENTS:

 

1964 Attended the opening of the exhibition 'Eskimo Carvers of Keewatin, N.W.T.',

in Winnipeg.

 

1965 Participated in an experimental graphics workshop in Baker Lake (unpublished

and uncatalogued).

 

1992 Barnabus attended a Baker Lake carving workshop led by David Ruben

Piqtoukun.

 

 

MASTERS OF THE ARCTIC: An Exhibition of Contemporary Inuit

Masterworks. Ada, Michigan: Amway Corporation, 1989.

 

Ayre, Robert

THIS NORTH VISION REMAINS AS VITAL. Montreal Star, October 18,

1969.

 

Blakeman, Evelyn

OMINGMAK: The Muskox. The Inuit Art Enthusiasts Newsletter,

Issue 31, April, 1986.

 

Blodgett, Jean

SELECTIONS FROM THE JOHN AND MARY ROBERTSON COLLECTION OF INUIT

SCULPTURE. Kingston, Ont. : Queens University, The Agnes

Etherington Art Centre, 1986.

 

Blodgett, Jean

THE COMING AND GOING OF THE SHAMAN: Eskimo Shamanism and Art.

Winnipeg: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1979.

 

Brandson, Lorraine E.

CARVED FROM THE LAND: The Eskimo Museum Collection. Churchill,

Man.: Diocese of Churchill Hudson Bay, 1994.

 

Burgess, Helen

A TALENT TO CARVE. North, vol. 12, 2, March-April, 1965.

pp.19-27. Reprinted: Ottawa: Queen's Printer, 1967, 1967.

 

Butler, K.J.

MY UNCLE WENT TO THE MOON: [Transcribed and edited by Kay

Bridge.]. artscanada, vol. 30, nos. 5,6, December/January,

1973. pp.154-158.

 

Canadian Arctic Producers

BARNABUS ARNASUNGNAAQ: 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.

 

Driscoll, Bernadette

THE INUIT COLLECTION OF THE WINNIPEG ART GALLERY. Canadian

Antiques & Art Review, vol. 2, no. 17, April, 1981. pp.36-41.

 

Driscoll, Bernadette

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

Gallery, 1985.

 

Eakin, William and Jack Butler

PHOTOESSAY: BAKER LAKE 1983-84. Arts Manitoba, vol.3, no.4,

Fall 1984, pp. 20-25.

 

Embankment Gallery

ESKIMO ART AT THE EMBANKMENT GALLERY. London: Embankment

Gallery, 1978.

 

Gagnon, Louis

ESPACES INUIT: Dessins et Sculpture. Sainte-Foy, Quebec:

Maison Hamel-Bruneau, 1990.

 

Galerie d'art Vincent

NOT JUST A DANCING STEP = PLUS QU'UN PAS DE DANSE: An Inuit Art

Exhibition organized by Galerie d'art Vincent, Chateau Laurier,

Ottawa, Canada = Une exposition d'art Inuit... Ottawa: Galerie

d'art Vincent [1996].

 

Goo-Doyle, Ovilu

THREE BAKER LAKE ARTISTS COMMENT ON THE NEW JESSIE OONARK ARTS

AND CRAFTS CENTRE. Inuit Art Quarterly: Vol. 8, No.1, Spring

1993, pp. 53-58.

 

Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art

BAKER LAKE SCULPTURE. Toronto: The Innuit Gallery of Eskimo

Art, 1974.

 

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

BARNABUS AKKANASHOONARK [SIC]. Mannheim, F.D.R.: Inuit Galerie,

1987.

 

Inuit Galerie

BARNABUS AKKANASHOONARK. Mannheim, Federal Republic of Germany:

Inuit Galerie, 1981.

 

Inuit Galerie

DIE KUNST AUS DER ARKTIS. Mannheim, Federal Republic of Germany

: Inuit Galerie, 1984.

 

Inuit Galerie

DIE KUNST DER ARKTIS. Mannheim, F.D.R.: Inuit Galerie, 1988.

 

Inuit Gallery of Vancouver

AN ENDURING TRADITION II: Inuit Carving from the Northwest

Territories. Vancouver: The Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, 1983.

 

Inuit Gallery of Vancouver

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

 

Inuit Gallery of Vancouver

INUIT MASTERWORKS: November 3-November 24, 1990. Vancouver, B.

C.: Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, 1990.

 

Marion Scott Gallery

INSPIRATION: FOUR DECADES OF SCULPTURE BY CANADIAN INUIT:

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

 

Marion Scott Gallery

THE TREASURED MONUMENT: An Exhibition of Small-scale Inuit

Sculpture. Vancouver: Marion Scott Gallery, 1993.

 

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 FANTASTIC ART. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba. School

of Art. Gallery 1 1 1, 1972.

 

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.

 

Vision Planetaire

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

aborigene contemporain du Canada. Montreal: Vision Planetaire:

Ville de Montreal: UNESCO, 1992.

 

Waddington Galleries

ESKIMO SCULPTURE. Montreal: Waddington Galleries, 1974.

 

Wight, Darlene

BUILDING ON STRENGTHS: New Inuit Art from the Collection.

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

 

Wight, Darlene

SWINTON COLLECTION OF INUIT ART. The WAG Magazine,

September/October, 1987. pp. 4-5.

 

Winnipeg Art Gallery

ESKIMO CARVERS OF KEEWATIN N.W.T. Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Art

Gallery with the Department of Northern Affairs and National

Resources, 1964.

 

Winnipeg Art Gallery

SWINTON COLLECTION OF INUIT ART. Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1987.

 

Winnipeg Art Gallery

THE ZAZELENCHUK COLLECTION OF ESKIMO ART. Winnipeg: The

Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1978.

 

 

(c) Inuit Art Section, INAC 1995