Helen
Kalvak, OC, RCA

Photo: Helen Kalvak
Helen
Kalvak, OC, RCA

Medium:

drawing, printmaking, textile

Artistic Community:

Ulukhaktok, 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.

Kitikmeot, NT
1901

Date of Death:

Artists may have multiple dates of death listed as a result of when and where they passed away. Similar to date of birth, an artist may have passed away outside of a community centre or in another community resulting in different dates being recorded.

1984

The Igloo Tag Trademark
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Work

Biography

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Publications

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Title Year Author
30 Artists to Know: Helen Kalvak Fall 2017 Julia Manoyok Ekpakohak
Helen Kalvak 2008 Bernadette Driscoll
Canadian Aboriginal Art at the Senate 2007 Government of Canada

Exhibitions

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Name Year Gallery
Holman: Forty Years of Graphic Art 2001 Winnipeg Art Gallery
Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection of Inuit Art Mar - Apr 1996 Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec
Kalvak & Nanogak March 1996 Albers Gallery

Achievements

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Achievement Year Organization
Silver for One of a Kind Storytelling 2018 National Magazine Awards
Holman Annual Print Collection 1985 Ulukhaktok Arts Centre
Holman Annual Print Collection 1984 Ulukhaktok Arts Centre

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Amon Carter Museum of American Art Fort Worth, TX, United States
Anchorage Museum Anchorage, AK, United States
Art Gallery of Sudbury Sudbury, ON, Canada

Edit History

December 13, 2017 Updated By: Lera Kotsyuba
September 12, 2017 Created by: Gabriel Chevalier Updated by: Inuit Art Foundation