Bio

Arlook, George

GEORGE ARLUK   (AIYARANI; ARLOO; ARLOOK; ARLU; ARLOOQ)

Born:  May 5, 1949      

Resides:  Arviat; also lived in Baker Lake, Rankin Inlet      Sculpture 

COLLECTIONS:

Amway Environmental Foundation Collection, Ada, Michigan, U.S.A.         Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario                                                                                         Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec, Montreal, Quebec                                                                       Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec                                                                              Eskimo Museum, Churchill, Manitoba                                                                                             Inuit Cultural Institute, Rankin Inlet, Northwest Territories                                                             Klamer Family Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario                                                Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan                                                                                Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec                                                                     Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia                Natonal Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario                                                                                   Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Brunswick, Maine, U.S.A.                                                          Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories                               Red Deer and District Museum and Archives, Red Deer, Alberta                                                     Sarick Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario                                                             University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta                                                                Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia                                                                      Williamson Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario                                                     Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba                                                                                                           

       HONOURS, ACHIEVEMENTS and EVENTS:

       1972 Received a Canada Council travel grant to attend the opening of his                  solo exhibition at the Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art in Toronto.

       1987 Commissioned to create a sculpture to be auctioned with all proceeds going                  to the Keith Rawlings Memorial Scholarship Fund; the monies raised to be                  used to assist northern native students to careers in business.

       1988  Attended the opening of his solo exhibition 'Abstract in Stone' in La Jolla,                   California.

       1991  George presented a carving demonstration at the Winnipeg Folk Festival in                   July.

       1993  The Inuit Galerie of Mannheim, Germany, features reproductions of Arluk's                   sculpture in their 1993 calender.

       1993  Attended Greater Columbus Arts Festival in Ohio (June 2-6, 1993) to give a                  carving demonstration.

       SELECTED REFERENCES:

       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.

       Canada.  Indian and Northern Affairs                          CANADIAN INUIT SCULPTURE.  Ottawa:  Inuit Art Section, 1992.

       Canadian Arctic Producers                                     GEORGE ARLUK:  Sculpture.  Ottawa: Canadian Arctic Producers            Cooperative Limited, 1980.

       Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec                               CANADIAN GUILD OF CRAFTS QUEBEC. = GUILDE CANADIENNE DES METIERS            D'ART QUEBEC:  The Permanent Collection: Inuit Arts and Crafts,            c. 1900-1980.  Montreal:  Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec, 1980.

       Embankment Gallery                                            ESKIMO ART AT THE EMBANKMENT GALLERY.  London: Embankment            Gallery, 1978.

       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].

       Images of the North                                           GEORGE ARLUK:  The Song in Stone.  San Francisco: Images of the            North, 1979.

       Inuit Galerie                                                 GEORGE ARLUK.  Mannheim, F.D.R.: Inuit Galerie, 1987.

       Inuit Galerie                                                 GEORGE ARLUK.  Mannheim, Federal Republic of Germany : Inuit            Galerie, 1981.

       Inuit Gallery of Vancouver                                    COLLECTOR'S CHOICE: 1965 - 1980.  Vancouver: Inuit Gallery, l982.

       Lippel Gallery Inc.                                           INUIT SCULPTURE 1974/SCULPTURE INUIT 1974.  Montreal: Lippel            Gallery Inc, 1974.

       Marion Scott Gallery                                          ARVIAT:  Eskimo Point.  Vancouver: Marion Scott Ltd, 1989.

       Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery                                  THE JACQUI AND MORRIS SHUMIATCHER COLLECTION OF INUIT ART.            Regina: The Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, 1981.

       Northern Reflections                                          ABSTRACT IN STONE:  George Arlook [sic].  La Jolla, California:            Northern Reflections Eskimo Art Gallery, 1988.

       Restivo, Gino                                                 GEORGE ARLOOK - CARVER.  The Inuit Art Enthusiasts Newsletter            41: 10, 1989.         Routledge, Marie                                              INUIT ART IN THE 1970s/L'ART INUIT ACTUEL: 1970-79.  Kingston,            Ont. : The Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 1979.

       Seidelman, Harold and James Turner                            THE INUIT IMAGINATION:  Arctic Myth and Sculpture.            Vancouver/Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre, 1993.

       Surrey Art Gallery                                            SCULPTURE OF THE INUIT:  Lorne Balshine Collection/Lou Osipov            Collection/Dr. Harry Winrob Collection.  Surrey: The Surrey Art            Gallery, 1978.

       Swinton, George                                               ESKIMO SCULPTURE. = SCULPTURE ESQUIMAUDE.  Toronto:  McClelland            and Stewart, 1965.

       Swinton, George                                               SCULPTURE OF THE ESKIMO.  Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1972.

       Wight, D.                                                     GEORGE ARLUK:  IN The Canadian Encyclopedia, James H. Marsh,            editor-in-chief.  Edmonton:  Hurtig Publishers, 1:90, 1985.

       Winnipeg Art Gallery                                          DRAWINGS AND SCULPTURE FROM BAKER LAKE.  Winnipeg, Man.:            Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1992.

       Winnipeg Art Gallery                                          RANKIN INLET/KANGIRLLINIQ.  Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Art Gallery,            1981.

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

       Winnipeg Art Gallery                                          THE MULDERS' COLLECTION OF ESKIMO SCULPTURE.  Winnipeg: The            Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1976.         Winnipeg Art Gallery                                          THE ZAZELENCHUK COLLECTION OF ESKIMO ART.  Winnipeg: The            Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1978.