drawing, printmaking

Artistic Community:

Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU

Date of Death:

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Itee Pootoogook was a renowned Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU based multidisciplinary artist from Kimmirut, NU. He began his artistic practice with drawing, sculpture and photography. In 2008 he produced his first published print, in 2010 he had his first solo show and in 2013 became the first Inuk artist to have a solo exhibition at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC. Pootoogook has been written about by various publications including the Inuit Art Quarterly and had his piece "Waiting for Penny Sale" (2009) featured on the cover of the Fall 2010 issue of Inuit Art Quarterly.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Itee Pootoogook defies cultural stereotypes at the Contemporary Art Gallery July 23, 3013 Laurence, Robin
Itee Pootoogook: Drawing on Photographs Winter 2016 Dyck, Sandra
Drawing in Assessment and Survey of the State of Fine Art, Inspired by Oakville Galleries: Out of Line, a Bravura and Thoughtful Summer Long Exhibition September 10, 2015 Dhir, Meraj


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Inuit Ullumi: Inuit Today Oct 2012 - Jan 2015 The Canadian Embassy Art Gallery
Alex Colville Aug 2014 - Jan 2015 Art Gallery of Ontario
New Voices from the New North Apr 2013 - Feb 2014 National Gallery of Canada


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection 2014
Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection 2011
"Waiting for Penny Sale" (2009) featured on the cover of Inuit Art Quarterly Fall 2010


View Filmography and Details
Title Release Date Role
Kinngait: Riding Light Into the World 2010
Animation from Cape Dorset 1973

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Art Gallery of Ontario Toronto, ON, Canada
National Gallery of Canada Ottawa, ON, Canada