Andrew
Qappik, CM

Andrew
Qappik, CM

Medium:

drawing, printmaking, sculpture/carving

Artistic Community:

Panniqtuuq (Pangnirtung), NU

Date of Birth:

Artists may have multiple birth years listed as a result of when and where they were born. For example, an artist born in the early twentieth century in a camp outside of a community centre may not know/have known their exact date of birth and identified different years.

Nunataq, NU
1964

Work

Biography

Andrew Qappik is a widely celebrated printmaker and graphic artist from Nunataq, NU, who now resides in Panniqtuuq (Pangnirtung), NU. In his prints Qappik fuses traditional themes and contemporary Inuit realities with a majority of his works depicting his experiences on the land. Qappik was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 2017 and has enjoyed accolades for a number of his artistic achievements including his contribution to the design of the Nunavut coat of arms. Qappik has exhibited his work around the world and has pieces in the public collection of many institutions. He has been a fixture of the Pangnirtung Print Collection since 1978 and has been featured in multiple publications, including numerous profiles in the Inuit Art Quarterly.View Long Biography and Citations

Publications

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Title Year Author
Canadian Mint crafts coin from Nunavut gold before territory's 20-year anniversary June 27, 2018 Sara Frizzell
Royal Canadian Mint issues first coin minted of pure Nunavut gold June 26, 2018
NEWS RELEASE: Royal Canadian Mint issues first coin minted of pure Nunavut gold June 26, 2018

Exhibitions

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Name Year Gallery
Tittiraujarvik: “A Drawing Place” February 2017 Roberts Gallery
Keeping Record: The Documentary Impulse in Inuit Art May - Aug 2016 Carleton University Art Gallery
Prints of Andrew Qappik Oct 15 - Dec 17, 2012 Dennos Museum Centre

Achievements

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Achievement Year Organization
Designed two 25 cent coins for the Royal Mint 2018 Royal Canadian Mint
2018 Pangnirtung Print Collection 2018 Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts and Crafts
Named Member of the Order of Canada 2017 Government of Canada

Filmography

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Title Release Date Role
Andrew Qappik August 16, 2018 Interviewee
"I grew up with stories, tradition" : Nunavut artist Andrew Qappik April 28, 2017 Interviewee
I Can Make Art ... Like Andrew Qappik 2005 Himself

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Halifax, NS, Canada
Art Gallery of Ontario Toronto, ON, Canada
Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec Montreal, Quebec, Canada