Bio

Airut, Lukie

Born: February 1, 1942 Male E5-556

Place of Birth: on Alanarjuk Lake

Resides: Igloolik; also lived in Hall Beach

Sculpture

 

 

EXHIBITIONS:

 

August - September 1973 Eskimo Sculpture in Ivory and Whalebone

Waddington Galleries

Montreal, Quebec

(illustrated catalogue)

 

October - November 1980 Igloolik - Recent Sculpture

Gallery of the Arctic

Victoria, British Columbia

(illustrated catalogue)

 

December 1980 Contemporary Sculpture from Igloolik

Pucker/Safrai Gallery

Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

 

April - May 1981 Festival of Birds

The Arctic Circle

Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

 

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)

 

 

March - May 1985 Uumajut: Animal Imagery in Inuit Art

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Winnipeg, Manitoba

(illustrated catalogue)

 

May - October 1986 Inuit Arts and Crafts at Expo '86

C.N.E. Expo

Toronto, Ontario

 

October 1987 A Preference for Bone

The Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art

Toronto, Ontario

 

November 1988 Echoes of the Drum

Gallery of the Arctic

Victoria, British Columbia

(illustrated catalogue)

 

January - February 1989 Images of the Far North

Arctic Artistry

(held at the Erie County Fairgrounds)

Hartsdale, New York, U.S.A.

 

May 1989 Spirit of the Birds

Gallery of the Arctic

Victoria, British Columbia

(illustrated catalogue)

 

September - October 1990 Through the Eyes of the Shaman

Arctic Artistry

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

 

January 1991 Sojourns to Nunavut: Contemporary Inuit Art

from Canada

at Bunkamura Art Gallery, presented by the

University of British Columbia Museum of

Anthropology and The McMichael Canadian Art

Collection

Tokyo, Japan

(tour)

(illustrated catalogue)

 

 

February - June 1991 Granville Island Canadian Inuit Sculpture

Exhibition (first exhibition)

Vancouver Inuit Art Society

Vancouver, British Columbia

 

April 1991 Hand Crafted Jewellery by the Graduating

Students in the Jewellery/Metalwork

Certificate Program at Arctic College

Iqaluit Fine Arts Gallery Ltd.

Iqaluit, Northwest Territories

 

June - September 1991 Granville Island Canadian Inuit Sculpture

Exhibition (second exhibition)

Vancouver Inuit Art Society

Vancouver, British Columbia

 

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

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Winnipeg, Manitoba

(illustrated brochure)

 

April - July 1993 Multiple Realities: Inuit Images of

Shamanic Transformation

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Winnipeg, Manitoba

(illustrated brochure)

 

April - May 1994 Mythic Image

Ancestral Spirits Gallery

Port Townsend, Washington, U.S.A.

 

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)

 

 

COLLECTIONS:

 

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario

Eskimo Museum, Churchill, Manitoba

Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Sarick Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

SELECTED REFERENCES:

 

Brandson, Lorraine E.

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

Man.: Diocese of Churchill Hudson Bay, 1994.

 

Canadian Arctic Producers

IGLOOLIK: Recent Sculpture. Ottawa: Canadian Arctic Producers

Cooperative Limited, 1980.

 

Driscoll, Bernadette

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

Gallery, 1985.

 

Gallery of the Arctic

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

 

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.

 

Mitchell, E.H.

CANADIAN INUIT ARTIFACTS: / edited by E.H. Mitchell and Father

Franz Van de Velde. Ottawa: Canadian Arctic Producers

Cooperative Limited, 1973.

 

Waddington Galleries

ESKIMO SCULPTURE IN IVORY AND WHALEBONE. Montreal: Waddington

Galleries, 1973.

 

Walrus Imports

CATALOGUE OF INUIT ART. Kennebunkport, Maine: Walrus Imports,

1974.