Ishulutaq, OCA

Ishulutaq, OCA


drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture/carving

Artistic Community:

Panniqtuuq (Pangnirtung), NU



Date of Birth:

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Elisapee Ishulutaq, recipient of the 2014 Order of Canada, is a renowned artist whose drawings, paintings and sculpture offer recollections on older, traditional ways of living, which she often contrasts with her experiences of contemporary life. She was born in 1925 at Kagiqtuqjuaq, a small seasonal camp on Baffin Island and moved to Panniqtuuq (Pangnirtung), NU in the late 1960s where she began her artistic practice. She is among the first artists to make prints with the Pangnirtung co-operative.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
91-Year-Old Inuit Artists Addresses Youth Suicide in Large Drawings November 23, 2016 Canadian Art
'When anyone takes their life, we're all touched by it': Artist hopes to raise awareness of Inuit suicide with four huge paintings Oct 20, 2016 Griffin, Kevin
Renowned Inuit artist depicts Pangnirtung teen who took his own life May 2, 2016 Zeheri, Sima Sahar


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
raise a flag: Works from Indigenous Art Collection (2000-2015) September 16 - December 10, 2017 Onsite Gallery
Elisapee Ishulutaq: Remembering a Future, Too Oct - Nov 2016 Marion Scott Gallery
Elisapee Ishulutaq: Prints from Pangnirtung July 2014 Marion Scott Gallery


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
2018 Pangnirtung Print Collection 2018 Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts and Crafts
Order of Canada 2014 Governor General of Canada
Pangnirtung Print Collection 1973, 1975-77, 1980, 1982-84, 1986, 1992-2007, 2011 Pangnirtung Print Collection

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Indigenous Art Collection, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Gatineau, Quebec

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November 16, 2017 Profile edited by Ryan Rice