Photo: Jesse Tungilik


jewellery, sculpture/carving

Artistic Community:

Iqaluit/Rankin Inlet/Pangnirtung, NU

Date of Birth:

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Jesse Tungilik is an interdisciplinary artist based in Iqaluit, NU. He has worked in many artistic disciplines, starting as a ceramicist at the Matchbox Gallery in Kangiqliniq (Rankin Inlet), NU (beginning at just eight years old, and continuing into adulthood) before working in Mathew Nuqingaq’s Aayuraa Studio in Iqaluit as a jewelry artist specializing in baleen, muskox horn, ivory and silver.View Long Biography and Citations


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Title Year Author
Jesse Tungilik October 3, 2019 Julia Skelly
Inuit space explorer, exploring alternate worlds' in sealskin space suit art project May 5, 2019 Meagan Deuling
Interview with an Artist: Jesse Tungilik, Discussing Art as a Means of Activism April 9, 2019 Yasna Khademian and Nadia El-Sherif


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Name Year Gallery
Linked 2015 Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
Great Northern Arts Festival 2013
Nunavut Arts Festival 2013

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September 12, 2017