Bio

Pitseolak, Mark

MARK IOLA PITSIULAK   (IOLA)


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.  
 


EXHIBITIONS:

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



COLLECTIONS:

 

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