Moss-Davies, Idris

Idris Moss-Davies was born in Qikiqtarjuaq (Broughton Island) in 1974.

His mother is Inuit and his father is Welsh. Idris was raised in Broughton Island and then moved south with his family. He now resides in Ottawa.


While living in Toronto he started carving, working alongside well-known artists Manasie Akpaliapik and David Ruben Piqtoukun.


Idris Moss-Davies has a style of his own, with an incredible sense of fluidity and calm movement.

The softness of the facial expression in his figures is quite unique. Oftentimes, his art combines traditional themes and motifs with a modern form and expression. His elegant and stylized drum dancers are a perfect example of his unique style.


Idris Moss-Davis is particularly known for his ivory and marble sculptures, meticulously hand carved.   

He inspired a number of well-known carvers in his career, and is constantly evolving as an artist, making him a reference in Contemporary Inuit art.