Bio

Shaa, Pudlalik

   Born:  December 29, 1965       Male       E7-1906

       Resides:  Cape Dorset

       Sculpture

 

       Pudlalik's parents, Aqjangajuk and Kilabuk Shaa, are Cape Dorset artists.

       Aqjangajuk is a renowned sculptor.  Pudlalik's brother Qiatsuq is also a    

       carver, as was his brother Qavavau, who died in 1991.                        

 

       He was influenced by his father's work. " I watched him as he carved, he     

       taught me. I did my first carving when I was twelve years old. It was a small

       seal, since then I've been carving, not all the time, but whenever I felt up 

       to it."                                                                      

                                      from an interview with the                     

                                      Inuit Art Section Nov. 1994                   

 

       EXHIBITIONS:

       Nov - Dec 1992                Sculpture Inuit

                                                  Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec                   

                                                   Montreal, Quebec

       February 1993                  Kunstwerke der Inuit

                                                   Presented by CreARTion, Eppstein                 

                                                   in conjunction with the annual meeting           

                                                   of the Association of Canadian Studies           

                                                   at the Hotel am Badersee                         

                                                   Grainau, Germany

       April - July 1993                Multiple Realities: Inuit Images of

                                                   Shamanic Transformation                          

                                                   Winnipeg Art Gallery                             

                                                   Winnipeg, Manitoba

                                                   (illustrated brochure)

       June - July 1993                The Next Generation--Inuit Sculpture

                                                   Gallery Indigena                                 

                                                   Stratford, Ontario

       March - April 1994            Wildlife and Nature in Art

                                                   Arctic Experience                                

                                                   Hamilton, Ontario

 

       April - June 1994               The Shaa Family: Axangayu Shaa,

                                                   Qiatsuq Shaa, Pudlalik Shaa                      

                                                   Albers Gallery of Inuit Art                       

                                                   San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

       August - October 1994     Inuit Art from the Canadian Arctic

                                                   Bayly Art Museum                                  

                                                   University of Virginia                           

                                                   Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.A.

       May - September 1995    Keeping Our Stories Alive:

                                                   An Exhibition of the Art and Crafts              

                                                   from Dene and Inuit of Canada                    

                                                   Institute of American Indian Arts Museum         

                                                   Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A.

                                                   (illustrated catalogue)

 

       COLLECTIONS:

 

       Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba          

       SELECTED REFERENCES:

       Institute of American Indian Arts Museum         

           KEEPING OUR STORIES ALIVE:  An Exhibition of Art and Crafts from

           Dene and Inuit of Canada.  Santa Fe, N.M.: Institute of American

           Native Arts Museum, 1995.