Jesse Tungilik

Jesse Tungilik is an interdisciplinary artist based in Iqaluit, Nunavut. He has worked in many artistic disciplines, starting as a ceramicist at the Matchbox Gallery in Rankin Inlet when he was eight years old. As an adult, he worked at Mathew Nuqingaq's Aayuraa Studio in Iqaluit as a jewellery artist specializing in baleen, Muskox horn, ivory and silver. He has also made mixed-media sculpture, which has been exhibited at the Nunavut Arts Festival, the Great Northern Arts Festival and the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco. He has slowed down with his artistic practice in the last few years, focusing his energy in arts administration as Manager of Cultural Industries for the Government of Nunavut and then as Executive Director of the Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association.