Ipellie, Seepee

    Born:  February 3, 1940    Died. 2000   Male       E7-511

       Place of Birth:  Pangnirtung

       Resides:  Iqaluit


       Seepee is the son of the sculptor Nooveya Ipeelie. He began carving during a 

       stay in hospital in the south when he was only fifteen.  He also attended    

       school in Edmonton, but returned home to Iqaluit where he married and raised a



       1975                                   Sculpture from Frobisher Bay

                                                   Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec                  

                                                   Montreal, Quebec

       April 1976                          Baffin Island Sculpture Exhibition

                                                   Baffin Regional School                           

                                                   Iqaluit, Northwest Territories

       April - May 1979                Seepee Ipellie/Nooveya Ipellie

                                                   Waddington Galleries                             

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

       September 1979               Exhibition and Sale of Musk-Oxen and


                                                   Cottage Craft Gifts & Fine Arts Ltd.             

                                                   Calgary, Alberta

       Nov - Dec 1979                 In Celebration

                                                   Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec                  

                                                   Montreal, Quebec

       Nov - Dec 1979                 Fine Carvers of Frobisher Bay

                                                   Inuk 1                                            

                                                   San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

       March 1980                        Inuit Art

                                                   Waddington Galleries                              

                                                   Toronto, Ontario


       May 1980                           The Year of the Walrus

                                                   The Arctic Circle                                

                                                   Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

       May 1980                           Omingmak - The Muskox

                                                   National Museum of Natural Sciences              

                                                   Ottawa, Ontario

       Nov - Dec 1980                 Four Sculptors from Baffin Island

                                                   The Upstairs Gallery                             

                                                   Winnipeg, Manitoba

       Jan - Feb 1981                 Seepee Ipeelee/Nooveya Ipeelee

                                                   Mazelow Gallery                                  

                                                   Toronto, Ontario

       September 1981               Exhibition and Sale of Musk-Oxen

                                                   & Bears                                          

                                                   Cottage Craft Gifts & Fine Arts Ltd.             

                                                   Calgary, Alberta

       Feb 1984 - Jun 1986        Arctic Vision: Art of the Canadian Inuit

                                                   Department of Indian Affairs and                 

                                                   Northern Development and Canadian                

                                                   Arctic Producers                                  

                                                   Ottawa, Ontario


                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

       Sep - Oct 1984                 On the Land

                                                   The Arctic Circle                                

                                                   Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

       1985 - 1986                       Selected Canadian Sculpture

                                                   Webster Galleries                                

                                                   Calgary, Alberta

                                                   (illustrated brochure)

       June - August 1985           The Art of Frobisher Bay

                                                   Arctic Artistry                                  

                                                   Hartsdale, New York, U.S.A.

       April - May 1986                Inuit Art

                                                   Whitby Arts Incorporated,                        

                                                   The Station Gallery                              

                                                   Whitby, Ontario

       May - June 1987                [Inuit Art Exhibition]

                                                   Whitby Arts Incorporated,                        

                                                   The Station Gallery                              

                                                   Whitby, Ontario

       Nov - Dec 1987                 Art Inuit

                                                   Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec                  

                                                   Montreal, Quebec

       March 1988                       Arctic Forms - Inuit Sculpture

                                                   Arctic Inuit Art Gallery                          

                                                   Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A.

       March 1988                       Iqaluit

                                                   Inuit Gallery of Vancouver                       

                                                   Vancouver, British Columbia


       June - September 1988   Building on Strengths: New Inuit Art

                                                   from the Collection                              

                                                   Winnipeg Art Gallery                             

                                                   Winnipeg, Manitoba

       October 1988                    Tundra & Ice: Stone Images of

                                                   Animals and Man                                  

                                                   presented by Orca Aart at the                    

                                                   Adventurers' Club                                

                                                   Chicago, Illinois

       Nov - Dec 1988                 [Inuit Art Exhibition]

                                                   Orca Aart, presented at                          

                                                   Neiman Marcus                                    

                                                   Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.


       Jan - Feb 1989                  Images of the Far North

                                                   Arctic Artistry                                  

                                                   (held at the Erie County Fairgrounds)             

                                                   Hartsdale, New York, U.S.A.

       February 1989                   Arctic Images: Major Sculptures by Canada's

                                                   Leading Contemporary Eskimo (Inuit) Artists      

                                                   at D/Erlien Fine Art Limited                     

                                                   presented by Orca Aart, Chicago                  

                                                   Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

       Oct - Dec 1989                  Baffin Images

                                                   Orca Aart                                        

                                                   Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

       Nov - Dec 1989                 Sculpture Inuit

                                                   Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec                  

                                                   Montreal, Quebec

                                                   (illustrated brochure)

       August 1990                      Traditions and Innovations in Inuit Art

                                                   Sculpture in Stone                               

                                                   Images of the North                              

                                                   San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

                                                   (illustrated brochure)

       November 1990                This Is My World

                                                   Presented by Jordan Fine Arts                    

                                                   at the Windmill Gallery                          

                                                   Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.

       November 1990                Art Inuit

                                                   Galerie Saint Merri                              

                                                   Paris, France

       May - September 1991    Recent Acquisitions: Watercolors of the Arctic

                                                   Landscape and Original Eskimo Sculpture          

                                                   Arctic Artistry                                  

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


       February 1992                   The Inuit Print and Sculpture 1960-1980

                                                   Westdale Gallery                                 

                                                   Hamilton, Ontario

       April - May 1995                Three Inuit Artists: Grandfather,

                                                   Father and Son                                   

                                                   Arctic Artistry                                  

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

       Jan - Feb 1996                 Not Just a Dancing Step...

                                                   Galerie D'Art Vincent                            

                                                   Ottawa, Ontario

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)


       February 1981                   Seepee Ipellie-Recent Sculpture

                                                   Gallery of the Arts                              

                                                   Vancouver, British Columbia


       Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec

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

       Inuit Cultural Institute, Rankin Inlet, Northwest Territories

       Mark Osterlin Library, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, Michigan, U.S.A.

       Red Deer and District Museum and Archives, Red Deer, Alberta

       University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta

       Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba


       1981     Travelled to Campbellton, New Brunswick to demonstrate carving at the

                Restigouche Gallery.


       1989     Received 'Best of Class' award at the Scottsdale Fine Arts and Crafts Show

                in Scottsdale, Arizona.


       Canada.  Indian and Northern Affairs             

           CANADIAN INUIT SCULPTURE.  Ottawa:  Inuit Art Section, 1992.

       Galerie d'art Vincent                            


           Exhibition organized by Galerie d'art Vincent, Chateau Laurier,

           Ottawa, Canada = Une exposition d'art Inuit...  Ottawa:  Galerie

           d'art Vincent [1996].

       Ipeelee, Seepee                                  

           SEEPEE IPELLIE:  Recent Sculpture.  Ottawa: Canadian Arctic

           Producers Cooperative Limited, 1981.

       Lipton, Barbara                                  

           ARCTIC VISION:  Art of the Canadian Inuit.  Ottawa : Canadian

           Arctic Producers, 1984.

       Macduff, Alistair                                 

           LORDS OF THE STONE:  An Anthology of Eskimo Sculpture. / By

           Alistair  Macduff. Photographs by George M. Galpin.  North

           Vancouver:  Whitecap Books, 1982.

       Wight, Darlene                                   

           BUILDING ON STRENGTHS:  New Inuit Art from the Collection.

           Tableau, vol. 1, no.5, 1988. p.4.