drawing, printmaking, sculpture/carving

Artistic Community:

Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU

Date of Birth:

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Iqaluit, NU



Jamasee Pitseolak is a carver, printmaker and illustrator based out of Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU. He is known his carvings of electric guitars, motorcycles and miniatures. Pitseolak’s sculptures are composite pieces fitted together from multiple smaller carved components. He often incorporates puns and word-play into the conception of his pieces. His work is held in the collections of the Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau, Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.View Long Biography and Citations


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Title Year Author
Beyond the hunt: Jamasee Pitseolak August 3, 2018 Michael Abatemarco
Jamasee Pitseolak to participate in the Contemporary Art Symposium January 30, 2018 Charles
Photo: My Second Grader January 27, 2018 Nunatsiaq News


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Name Year Gallery
2017 Canadian Biennial Oct 2017-Mar 2018 National Gallery of Canada
Contemporary Art Symposium: History, Collecting and the Art Object February 9, 2018 National Gallery of Canada
Floe Edge: Contemporary Art and Collaborations from Nunavut Sep 8 – Oct 14, 2017 Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art


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Achievement Year Organization
Cover of the Inuit Art Quarterly Spring 2017 Inuit Art Foundation

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Canadian Museum of History Gatineau, QC, Canada
National Gallery of Canada Ottawa, ON, Canada

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February 12, 2018 Created By: Rebecca Gray