Bart
Hanna Kappianaq

Credit: Courtesy Office of the Speaker of the House of Commons
Bart
Hanna Kappianaq

Medium:

drawing, sculpture/carving

Artistic Community:

Iglulik, 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.

Qikiqtaaluk region, NU
1948

The Igloo Tag Trademark
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Work

Biography

Bart Hanna Kappianaq is a renowned sculptor based in Igloolik, NU. Hanna Kappianaq was taught the basics of carving by his father when he was young and later pursued formal artistic training at Algonquin College in Ottawa, ON. He works with soapstone, serpentinite, alabaster, ivory and bone to create carvings that stay true to the nature of the material. He is also celebrated for the fine detailing in his sculptures. His work is held in the permanent collections of galleries and museums throughout Canada and the United states, and has appeared in Inuit Art Quarterly on multiple occasions.View Long Biography and Citations

Publications

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Title Year Author
Bart Hanna Awarded Major Commission in Ottawa July 9, 2018 IAQ
Interview: Bart Hanna Spring 2017 Alysa Procida
The Harry Winrob Collection of Inuit Sculpture 2008 Darlene Wight and Zebedee Nungak

Exhibitions

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Name Year Gallery
Sedna and her Creatures February - March 2013 Alaska on Madison
Bart Hanna 2012 Museum of Inuit Art
Bart Hanna November 2006 Kipling Gallery

Achievements

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Achievement Year Organization
Artist in Residence 2006 Kipling Gallery
Artist in Residence 2006 McMicheal Canadian Art Collection
Grant Baffin Business Development Corporation

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Government of Nunavut Collection Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Itsanitaq Museum Churchill, MB, Canada
LSU Museum of Art Baton Rouge, Louisiana