Judas
Ullulaq

Photo: Judas Ullulaq
Judas
Ullulaq

Medium:

sculpture/carving

Artistic Community:

Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven), NU

Date of Birth:

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1937

Date of Death:

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1999

Work

Biography

Judas Ullulaq was an artist originally from Talurjuaq (Taloyoak), NU and later moved to Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven), NU. He worked sculpture, primarily in stone using mixed media accents such as whalebone, ivory, antler, bone, sinew and musk-ox horn. Ullulaq created figures characterized by expressive faces with staring, inlaid eyes or flaring nostrils and gaping mouths, a style his nephew, Karoo Ashevak was also known for. These elements give his work a strong expressive and emotional presence. His work has been exhibited internationally and is in many permanent collections across Canada and internationally including the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, QC, the National Gallery in Ottawa, ON, the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, BC and many more. His works has been included in over 90 solo and group shows.View Long Biography and Citations

Publications

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Title Year Author
Choice: Judas Ullulaq, Inuruutuq Spring 2018 Darlene Coward Wight
Judas Ullulaq: An Interview by Simeonie Kunuk with Additional Questions by Janet McGrath Summer 1995 Judas Ullulaq and Simeonie Kunnuk
Immaginario Inuit: Arte e Cultura Degli Esquimesicanadadesi 1995 Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Verona

Exhibitions

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Name Year Gallery
Inuit Sculpture: Classic Works Dec 2, 2017 - Jan 6, 2018 Marion Scott Gallery
Ijurnaqtut: Whimsy, Wit and Humour in Inuit Art Nov 22, 2010 - Jan 30, 2011 Carleton University Art Gallery
Art from the Top of the World: The Story of the Inuit at 360 June - Aug 1997 Isaacs/Inuit Gallery

Achievements

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Achievement Year Organization
Cover of the Inuit Art Quarterly Summer 1998
Cover of the Inuit Art Quarterly Summer 1995
Cover of Up Here Magazine October/November 1991

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Ackland Art Museum Chapel Hill, NC, United States
Amway Environmental Foundation Collection Ada, MI, United States
Art Gallery of Guelph Guelph, ON, Canada