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Iquliq, Tuna

Born:  1935       Male       E2-167

Place of Birth:  near Baker Lake

Resides:  Baker Lake; also lived in Rankin Inlet

Sculpture

 

Tuna's sons Johnny and Louie, and his daughter Camille, are all carvers. 

 

       EXHIBITIONS:

 

       November - December 1964

                                               Eskimo Carvers of Keewatin, N.W.T.

                                                   Winnipeg Art Gallery                             

                                                   Winnipeg, Manitoba

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

 

       November - December 1965

                                      Arctic Values '65

                                                   New Brunswick Museum                              

                                                   with the cooperation of the Department           

                                                   of Indian and Northern Affairs                   

                                                   St. John, New Brunswick

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

 

       1967                                    [Inuit Art Exhibition]

                                                   Gallery 111, School of Art,                      

                                                   University of Manitoba                           

                                                   Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

       1967                                   Eskimo Sculpture

                                                   Winnipeg Art Gallery                             

                                                   presented at the Manitoba Legislative            

                                                   Building                                         

                                                   Winnipeg, Manitoba

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

 

       June - July 1970                Sculpture

                                                   Canadian Eskimo Arts Council                     

                                                   a competition/exhibition organized as            

                                                   a contribution to the Centennial of the          

                                                   N.W.T.                                           

                                                   Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

 

 

       1971 - 1973                       Sculpture/Inuit: Masterworks of the

                                                    Canadian Arctic                                  

                                                   Canadian Eskimo Arts Council                     

                                                   Ottawa, Ontario

                                                   (tour)

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

 

       January - February 1972

                                        INUA:  50 Works from the Cappadocia Collection  of Inuit Art                                     

                                                   McMaster Art Gallery                             

                                                   Hamilton, Ontario

 

       1974                                    Baker Lake Sculpture

                                                   Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec                  

                                                   Montreal, Quebec

 

       March 1974                        Baker Lake Sculpture

                                                   The Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art                 

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

 

       June - August 1976           The People Within - Art from Baker Lake      

                                                   Art Gallery of Ontario                           

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

                                                   (tour)

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

 

       June 1977                         Sheokju of Cape Dorset & Eleven

                                                  Sculptors of Baker Lake                          

                                                   Victor Waddington Gallery                        

                                                   London, England

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

 

       August - November 1978

                                            The Zazelenchuk Collection of Eskimo Art

                                                   Winnipeg Art Gallery                             

                                                   Winnipeg, Manitoba

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

 

       October 1979                   Sculpture of the Inuit: Masterwork

                                                   Exhibitors of the Canadian Arctic                

                                                   Inuit Gallery of Vancouver                        

                                                   Vancouver, British Columbia

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

 

       November - December 1979

                                            In Celebration

                                                   Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec                  

                                                   Montreal, Quebec

 

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

                                                   Theo Waddington                                  

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

 

       August - October 1980     The Inuit Amautik:  I Like My Hood To Be Full  

                                                   Winnipeg Art Gallery                             

                                                   Winnipeg, Manitoba

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

 

       April 1981 - March 1982   Inuit Art: A Selection of Inuit Art from

                                                    the Collection of the National Museum of         

                                                    Man, Ottawa, and the Rothmans Permanent           

                                                   Collection of Inuit Sculpture, Canada            

                                                   National Museum of Man, Ottawa and               

                                                   Rothmans of Pall Mall Canada Ltd.                

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

                                                   (tour)

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

 

       July - August 1981            Three Artists of Baker Lake

                                                   Image of the Inuit                               

                                                   Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

 

       December 1981                Baker Lake - Sculpture and Wallhangings

                                                   Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec                  

                                                   Montreal, Quebec

 

 

       February 1984 - June 1986

                                                   Arctic Vision: Art of the Canadian Inuit

                                                   Department of Indian Affairs and                  

                                                   Northern Development and Canadian                

                                                   Arctic Producers                                 

                                                   Ottawa, Ontario

                                                   (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)

 

       April - May 1986               Sixty Diminutive Eskimo Carvings

                                                   Images of the North                              

                                                   San Francisco, California

 

       July - August 1986            Keewatin Sculpture: Reflections of the Spirit 

                                                   Inuit Gallery of Vancouver                        

                                                   Vancouver, British Columbia

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

 

       1987                                   Collectable Sculpture 1987

                                                   Webster Galleries                                

                                                   Calgary, Alberta

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

 

       September - November 1987

                                                  The Swinton Collection of Inuit Art

                                                   Winnipeg Art Gallery                             

                                                   Winnipeg, Manitoba

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

 

      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)

 

       October 1988                    Tundra & Ice: Stone Images of Animals and Man           

                                                   presented by Orca Aart at the                    

                                                   Adventurers' Club                                

                                                   Chicago, Illinois

 

       November 1988                Primitive Art from the Arctic

                                                   Arctic Artistry                                  

                                                   Hartsdale, New York, U.S.A.

 

       November - December 1988

                                                   [Inuit Art Exhibition]

                                                   Orca Aart, presented at                           

                                                   Neiman Marcus                                    

                                                   Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

 

       November - December 1988

                                                  Art of the Eskimo: Contemporary Sculpture &

                                                  Drawings from the Canadian Arctic                

                                                  Gallery 100 Hudson                                

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

 

       December 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)

 

       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 Palais de l'Europe, le Touquet                

                                                   France

 

       June - July 1989                Baker Lake Sculpture

                                                   The Upstairs Gallery                              

                                                   Winnipeg, Manitoba

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

 

       June - July 1989                The Iquliq Family of Baker Lake: Tuna, Camilla, Johnny, Louie.

                                                   Albers Gallery                                   

                                                   San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

 

       August 1989                      Art Inuit, la Sculpture des Esquimaux du Canada

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Chapelle de la Visitation,                    

                                                   Thonon                                           

                                                   France

 

       October 1989                    Art Inuit, Sculpture des Esquimaux du Canada  

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Galerie La Poutre, Marseille                  

                                                   France

 

       October - December 1989

                                                   Baffin Images

                                                   Orca Aart                                        

                                                   Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

 

       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

 

       January - September 1990

                                                   Arctic Mirror

                                                   Canadian Museum of Civilization                  

                                                   Hull, Quebec

 

       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

 

       April 1990                          Art Inuit

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Palais de l'Europe                            

                                                   Le Touquet, France

 

       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.

 

       April - June 1991              Art Inuit

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Galerie La Tour des Cardinaux                 

                                                   L'Isle sur la Sorgue, France

 

      June - July 1991                 Art Inuit

                                                   Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai         

                                                   at Galerie Ombre et Lumiere                      

                                                   Ensisheim, France

 

       June - November 1991    Qamanittuaq: The Art of Baker Lake

                                                   National Gallery of Canada                       

                                                   Ottawa, Ontario

 

       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

 

       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.

 

       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.

 

       September - October 1994

                                                   Kunst van de Inuit Eskimo's

                                                   Gemeentelijk Kunstcentrum                        

                                                   Huis Hellemans                                    

                                                   Edegem, Belgium

                                                   (illustrated brochure)

 

 

       November 1995                 Inspiration Four Decades of Sculpture                        

                                                   Marion Scott Gallery                             

                                                   Vancouver, British Columbia

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

 

       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:

 

       1977                                   Sculpture by Erkoolik of Baker Lake

                                                   The Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art                 

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

 

       September - October 1979

                                                   Tuna Iquliq - Recent Sculpture

                                                   The Guild Shop                                    

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

 

       June 1981                          Tuna Iquliq

                                                   Inuit Galerie                                    

                                                   Mannheim, Germany

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

 

       September 1993               Tuna Iquliq

                                                   Inuit Galerie                                    

                                                   Mannheim, Germany

                                                   (illustrated brochure)

 

       COLLECTIONS:

 

       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  

       Inuit Cultural Institute, Rankin Inlet, Northwest Territories 

       Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan  

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

       National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

       Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

       Sarick Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario

       Williamson Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario

       Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

       SELECTED REFERENCES:

 

           EIGHT ARTISTS FROM BAKER LAKE EXHIBIT AT ART GALLERY.  City

           Dweller, Ward-7 Edition (Toronto), July 1976.

 

           FRAGMENTS FROM THE NORTH:  a Collage on Acculturation.  Arts

           Manitoba, vol.3, no.4, Fall 1984, pp. 26-28.

 

           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.  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.

 

       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.

 

       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].

 

       Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art                     

           BAKER LAKE SCULPTURE.  Toronto: The Innuit Gallery of Eskimo

           Art, 1974.

 

       Inuit Galerie                                    

           TUNA IQULIQ.  Mannheim, Federal Republic of Germany : Inuit

           Galerie, 1981.

 

       Inuit Gallery of Vancouver                       

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

 

       Inuit Gallery of Vancouver                       

           SCULPTURE OF THE INUIT:  Masterwork Exhibitors of the Canadian

           Arctic.  Vancouver: Inuit Gallery, 1979.

 

       Iquliq, Tuna                                     

           TUNA IQULIQ:  Recent Sculpture.  Ottawa: Canadian Arctic

           Producers Cooperative Limited, 1979.

 

       Lipton, Barbara                                  

           ARCTIC VISION:  Art of the Canadian Inuit.  Ottawa : Canadian

           Arctic Producers, 1984.

 

       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].

 

       Parkin, Jeanne                                   

           THE PEOPLE WITHIN: ART FROM BAKER LAKE = LES GENS DE

           L'INTERIEUR: L'ART DE BAKER LAKE.  Artmagazine, vol. 7, no. 28,

           Summer/ete, 1976.  pp.66-75.

 

      Ritchie, Carson I.A.                             

           THE ESKIMO AND HIS ART.  Toronto: The Macmillan Company of

           Canada, 1974.  [London and New York, 1975].

 

       Sanavik Cooperative                              

           SCULPTURE 1974.  Baker Lake: Sanavik Cooperative, 1974.

 

       Swinton, George                                   

           ARTISTS FROM THE KEEWATIN.  Canadian Art, vol. 23, no. 2, April,

           1966. pp.32-34.

 

       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.

 

       Williamson, Robert G.                            

           THE SPIRIT OF KEEWATIN, N.W.T.  The Beaver, Summer, 1965. pp.4-13.

 

       Winnipeg Art Gallery                             

           DRAWINGS AND SCULPTURE FROM BAKER LAKE.  Winnipeg, Man.:

           Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1992.

 

       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.

      (c) Inuit Art Section, INAC 1995