Danny
Aaluk

Photo: Danny Aaluk
Credit: Inuit Art Foundation
Danny
Aaluk

Medium:

drawing

Artistic Community:

Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven), NU

Date of Birth:

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Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven), NU
1970

Work

Biography

Danny Aaluk is a graphic artist from Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven), NU where he is still based today. Aaluk’s artistic practice began as a child sketching what he saw around him. Aaluk has been gaining recognition for his detailed and imaginative illustrations, often don in black-ink with his drawings often pulling from Inuit imagery, figures and life. Aaluk is most well known for his “drum” drawings, whereby he re-defines the meaning of a stretched canvas by drawing directly on the skin of traditional Inuit drums.View Long Biography and Citations

Publications

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Title Year Author
Sir John Franklin's Tomb May 29, 2018 Russell Potter
Danny Aaluk is drawn to lead and ink; has created many logos February 17, 2018 Derek Neary
Danny Aaluk is drawn to lead and ink; has created many logos February 17, 2018 Derek Neary

Exhibitions

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Name Year Gallery
Nunavut Arts Festival August 26-31, 2018

Achievements

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Achievement Year Organization
Winner of Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association Holiday Card Contest 2012 Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association