Pitseolak, Mark


Born:  February 26, 1954       Male       E7-1398

Resides:  Kimmirut; also lived in Cape Dorset

Sculpture, Drawings

Many members of Mark Pitsiulak's family are active artists.  His father George is a carver; 

his mother Nellie also carves, and is a crafts artist as well.  His sister Jeannie Padluq and 

four of his brothers are carvers: Charlie, Sammy, Kolola and Simata. (Simata also produces 

drawings and prints.) Mark has lived in Lake Harbour all his life, except for a year spent in 

Cape Dorset when he was in his early twenties.  Besides carving, Mark has a maintenance job 

with the Settlement Council.  Other activities have included  attending two Arctic Winter Games, 

and two ITC land claims conferences.  Mark began carving in 1967; he sometimes carves in ivory, 

but prefers soapstone.  His favourite subjects are birds (geese, ptarmigan, and eider ducks) and  

and feels that his work has improved greatly over time.  


May 1989            Spirit of the Birds  

Gallery of the Arctic             

Victoria, British Columbia 

(illustrated catalogue)

February-March 1991     Taste Of The Wild
     Orca Aart            
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A



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