Looty
Pijamini

Looty
Pijamini

Medium:

drawing, jewellery, printmaking, sculpture/carving

Artistic Community:

Ausuittuq (Grise Fiord), NU

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.

Kangiqtugaapik (Clyde River), NU
1953

Biography

Looty Pijamini is a celebrated sculptor and artist hailing Kangiqtugaapik (Clyde River), NU who is currently based out of Ausuittuq (Grise Fiord), NU. His work often revolves around themes of Inuit life and sovereignty in addition to involving difficult discussions such as Inuit exile, challenging living conditions and government structures that have negatively impacted Inuit ways of living. Pijamini has exhibited his work across the country and his works are on display in the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, NT and abroad. Pijamini has won many awards for his art and has appeared in many publications including the "Inuit Art Quarterly."View Long Biography and Citations

Publications

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Title Year Author
Federal gov't awards Kudlik Construction $8M contract to build Iqaluit daycare July 11, 2018 CBC News
Federal gov't awards Kudlik Construction $8M contract to build Iqaluit daycare July 11, 2018
Master carver, now jeweler, wonders what next December 1, 2017 Michele LeTourneau

Exhibitions

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Name Year Gallery
Mini-Masterworks II 2008 Spirit Wrestler Gallery
Spirit Wrestler: Shaman, Sedna and Spirits 2008 Spirit Wrestler Gallery
Inuit Sculpture Now 2007 National Gallery of Canada

Achievements

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Achievement Year Organization
First Prize in Eastern Arctic Competition 1996 Greatest Northern Arts Festival
First Prize in Eastern Arctic Competition 1995 Eastern Arctic Fine Arts and Crafts Competition
Honoured as the Grand Master 1994 Eastern Arctic Fine Arts and Crafts Competition