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
25 February 1964



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 featured in multiple publications including numerous profiles in the Inuit Art Quarterly.View Long Biography and Citations


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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


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Portraits en la rue 2011 Portrait Gallery of Canada
Andrew Qappik: Pangnirtung Memories 2010 Winnipeg Art Gallery
Images of Influence: Contemporary Inuit Art January-March 1992 Surrey Art Gallery


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Achievement Year Organization
2018 Pangnirtung Print Collection 2018 Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts and Crafts


View Filmography and Details
Title Release Date Role
I Can Make Art ... Like Andrew Qappik 2005 Himself

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Canadian Museum of History Gatineau, QC, Canada
Dennos Museum Center Traverse City, MI, United States