Kellypalik
Qimirpik

Photo: Kellypalik Qimirpik
Credit: Ernie Bies
Kellypalik
Qimirpik

Medium:

sculpture/carving

Artistic Community:

Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

Artists may have multiple birth years listed as a result of when and where they were born. For example, an artist born in the early twentieth century in a camp outside of a community centre may not know/have known their exact date of birth and identified different years.

Iqirasaq, NU
16 December 1948

Date of Death:

Artists may have multiple dates of death listed as a result of when and where they passed away. Similar to date of birth, an artist may have passed away outside of a community centre or in another community resulting in different dates being recorded.

2017

The Igloo Tag Trademark
The Igloo Tag Trademark is an internationally recognized symbol that denotes handmade, original artwork made by Inuit artists in Canada. Established in 1958, the Trademark is now managed by the Inuit Art Foundation. The appearance of the Igloo Tag on an artist profile means they have had the Trademark applied to their artwork.

Work

Biography

Kellypalik Qimirpik (1948-2017) was a sculptor based out of Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU. He is known for realistic depictions of dancing wildlife and transformative compositions with human faces emerging from the stone. In 2002 he created a 30-foot high inukshuk sculpture installed in Toronto Inukshuk Park (formerly Battery Park). His works are also held in the permanent collections of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg and the National Gallery of Canada.View Long Biography and Citations

Publications

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Title Year Author
Dorset Seen 2017 Leslie Boyd and Sandra Dyck
Guide to Cape Dorset Artists 2008 Kyra Vladykov Fisher
Arctic Spirit: Inuit Art from the Albrecht Collection at the Heard Museum 2006 Ingo Hessel

Exhibitions

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Name Year Gallery
Small Sculptures by Great Artists Nov 2014 – Jan 2015 Feheley Fine Arts
Kellipalik Qimirpik July – Aug 2014 Ukpik Inuit Art
Telling Stories: Inuit Art from Cape Dorset Dec 2012 – Mar 2013 Toronto Pearson International Airport, Terminal 1

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Inuit Cultural Institute Arviat, NU, Canada
National Gallery of Canada Ottawa, ON, Canada
Winnipeg Art Gallery Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Edit History

January 22, 2018 Updated by: Rebecca Gray
September 12, 2017 Created by: Valerie Senechal Updated by: Inuit Art Foundation