David
Ruben Piqtoukun

Photo: David Ruben Piqtoukun
Credit: M.J. Crete
David
Ruben Piqtoukun

Medium:

printmaking, sculpture/carving

Artistic Community:

Paulatuk, NT

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.


1950

The Igloo Tag Trademark
The Igloo Tag Trademark is an internationally recognized symbol that denotes handmade, original artwork made by Inuit artists in Canada. Established in 1958, the Trademark is now managed by the Inuit Art Foundation. The appearance of the Igloo Tag on an artist profile means they have had the Trademark applied to their artwork.

Work

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Biography

David Ruben Piqtoukun is a celebrated sculptor and printmaker from Paulatuuq (Paulatuk), NT. He makes works that are complex, incorporating diverse materials ranging from metal to bone and varying in scale from intimate to monumental. He has been the subject of several successful solo exhibitions, including Between Two Worlds at the Winnipeg Art Gallery between 1997 and 1998. He has also participated in numerous group shows in Canada and abroad. His works are included in major public collections, notably the National Gallery of Canada.View Long Biography and Citations

Publications

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Title Year Author
David Ruben Piqtoukun: 'Through stone carving, I learned a lot about my people' January 11, 2017 CBC Arts
Inuit Art: Markers of Cultural Resilience Spring/Summer 2010 Heather Igloliorte
Yua Spirit of the Arctic: Eskimo and Inuit Art from the Collection of Thomas G. Fowler Spring/Summer 2010 Roslyn Tunis

Exhibitions

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Name Year Gallery
Qua’yuk tchi’gae’win: Making Good 2016 Winnipeg Art Gallery
Rock, Paper, Scissors 2016 Art Gallery of Guelph
Human Nature 2015 Carleton University Art Gallery

Achievements

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Achievement Year Organization
Cover of the Inuit Art Quarterly Spring 2007 Inuit Art Foundation
Cover of the Inuit Art Quarterly Winter 2003 Inuit Art Foundation
Member of the Sculptors Society of Canada 2000 Sculptors Society of Canada

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Art Gallery of Ontario Toronto, ON, Canada
Canadian Museum of History Gatineau, QC, Canada
Confederation Centre Art Gallery Charlottetown, PE, Canada

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November 1, 2017 Edited by: Rebecca Gray
October 18, 2017 Created by: Borja Calonga