Bio

Sevoga, Thomas

Born: September 15, 1941 Male

Place of Birth: south side of Baker Lake

Resides: Baker Lake

Sculpture, Prints, Printmaking

 

In 1965, Thomas participated in a experimental graphics workshop in Baker Lake. He is married to Baker Lake artist Nancy Kangeryuaq.

 

EXHIBITIONS

1964 Eskimo Printmakers from Keewatin, N.W.T., Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

1967 Eskimo Sculpture, Winnipeg Art Gallery, presented at the Manitoba Legislative Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba (illustrated catalogue)

 

1968 Outstanding Examples of World Art, Mexico City, Mexico

 

1968 August - September: Eskimo Sculpture, Eskimo Prints and Paintings of Norval Morrisseau Art Association of Newport Newport, Rhode Island, U.S.A. (illustrated catalogue)

 

1969 May - June: Eskimo Sculpture '69, Robertson Galleries, Ottawa, Ontario (illustrated catalogue)

 

1969 June: Group Show of Baker Lake Artists, Isaacs Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

 

1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977 Baker Lake Print Collection (annual collection) (illustrated catalogue)

 

1973 December - 1974 January: Les Eskimos/De Eskimo's, Studio 44 - Passage 44, Brussels, Belgium (illustrated catalogue)

 

1973 December - 1974 January: Eskimo Sculpture (and Drawings), Waddington Galleries, Montreal, Quebec (illustrated catalogue)

 

1974: Inuit Sculpture 1974/Sculpture Inuit 1974, Lippel Gallery, Montreal, Quebec (illustrated catalogue)

 

1974: Crafts from Arctic Canada/Artisanat de l'arctique canadien Canadian Eskimo Arts Council, Ottawa, Ontario (tour) (illustrated catalogue)

 

1974 March: Baker Lake Sculpture, The Innuit Gallery of Eskimo Art, Toronto, Ontario (illustrated catalogue)

 

1975 - 1979 We Lived by Animals/Nous Vivions des Animaux, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development in cooperation with the Department of External Affairs, Ottawa, Ontario (tour) (illustrated catalogue)

 

1976 - 1982 Shamans and Spirits: Myths and Medical Symbolism in Eskimo Art Canadian Arctic Producers and the National Museum of Man, Ottawa, Ontario (tour) (illustrated catalogue)

 

1978 March - June: The Coming and Going of the Shaman: Eskimo Shamanism and Art, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba (illustrated catalogue)

 

1978 August - November The Zazelenchuk Collection of Eskimo Art, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba (illustrated catalogue)

 

1978 November - December: Polar Vision: Canadian Eskimo Graphics, Jerusalem Artists' House Museum, Jerusalem, Israel (illustrated catalogue)

 

1979 March - April: Canadian Eskimo Art: a representative exhibition from the collection of Professor and Mrs. Philip Gray, Fine Arts Gallery, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, U.S.A. (catalogue)

 

1979 July - 1980 May: Inuit Art in the 1970, sDepartment of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, and the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario (tour) (illustrated catalogue)

 

1979 November - December: In Celebration, Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec, Montreal, Quebec

 

1979 November - 1984 October: Shamans and Spirits: Myths and Medical, Symbolism in Eskimo Art, Arts and Learning Services Foundation (this is a duplicate of the C.A.P. and National Museum of Man exhibition of 1976-1981), Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A. (tour)

 

1980 January - February: Inuit Master Artists of the 1970s, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia

 

August - October 1980 The Inuit Amautik: I Like My Hood, To Be Full, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba (illustrated catalogue)

 

1980 November: Baker Lake Prints - Ten Year Retrospective, The Upstairs Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

1981 May - September: Spirits and Shamans/Esprits et chamans, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Ottawa, Ontario

 

1982 Peter and Thomas Sevoga, Graphics from Baker Lake and Holman Island 1982, Inuit Galerie, Mannheim, Germany (illustrated catalogue)

 

1983 February - April: Baker Lake Prints & Print-Drawings: 1970-1976, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba (illustrated catalogue)

 

1983 May - 1985 April: Grasp Tight the Old Ways: Selections from the Klamer Family Collection of Inuit Art, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario (tour) (illustrated catalogue)

 

1984 June: Demons and Spirits and those who wrestled with them, The Arctic Circle, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

 

1984 November - December: Die Kunst aus der Arktis, Inuit Galerie, Mannheim, held at Humanities and Social Sciences Research Institute, University of Siegen at Villa Waldrich, Siegen, Germany (illustrated catalogue)

 

1985 December: Masterwork Sculpture 1985, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia (illustrated catalogue)

 

1986 July - August: Keewatin Sculpture: Reflections of the Spirit, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia (illustrated catalogue)

 

1987 February - June: The Lindsay and Swartz Collections: New Acquisitions, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

1987 October: Recent Acquisitions of Early Inuit Sculpture, Arctic Artistry, Hartsdale, New York, U.S.A.

 

1988 March: Arctic Forms - Inuit Sculpture, Arctic Inuit Art Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A.

 

1989 June - July: Baker Lake Sculpture, The Upstairs Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba (illustrated catalogue)

 

1989 October: Baker Lake Print Retrospective: A Twenty Year Anniversary, The Upstairs Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba (illustrated catalogue)

 

1990: Baker Lake, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia (illustrated catalogue)

 

1991 May - June: Mother and Child: Sculpture and Prints, Albers Gallery, San Francisco, California, U.S.A. (illustrated brochure)

 

1993 March - April: The Theme of Transformation in Inuit Sculpture, The Isaacs/Innuit Gallery, Toronto

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS


1980 Thomas Sivuraq, Inuit Galerie, Mannheim, Germany

 

COLLECTIONS


Amway Environmental Foundation Collection, Ada, Michigan, U.S.A.

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

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

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Toronto-Dominion Bank Collection, Toronto, Ontario

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

SELECTED REFERENCES


Blodgett, Jean: GRASP TIGHT THE OLD WAYS: Selections from the Klamer Family Collection of Inuit Art. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1983.

 

Blodgett, Jean: THE COMING AND GOING OF THE SHAMAN: Eskimo Shamanism and Art. Winnipeg: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1979.

 

Driscoll, Bernadette: THE INUIT AMAUTIK: I Like My Hood to be Full. Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1981.

 

Driscoll, Bernadette: THE INUIT AMAUTIK: I like my hood to be full. UNESCO, Museum, vol. XXXIII, no. 1, 1981. pp.30-34.

 

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

 

Macduff, Alistair: LORDS OF THE STONE: An Anthology of Eskimo Sculpture. / By Alistair Macduff. Photographs by George M. Galpin. North Vancouver: Whitecap Books, 1982.

 

Sanavik Cooperative: SCULPTURE 1974. Baker Lake: Sanavik Cooperative, 1974.

 

Winnipeg Art Gallery: THE ZAZELENCHUK COLLECTION OF ESKIMO ART. Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1978.