Marion
Tuu'luq, RCA

Photo: Marion Tuu'luq
Marion
Tuu'luq, RCA

Medium:

beadwork, drawing, printmaking, textile

Artistic Community:

Qamani'tuaq, NU

Date of Birth:

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1910

Date of Death:

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2002

Work

Biography

Marion Tuu'luq was born on the land in a traditional camp of Innituuq, in the Back River region of the Northwest Territories (now Nunavut). In the 1960s she moved to Qamani’tuaq (Baker Lake), NU where she became part of the Sanavik Co-operative and was featured in the Print Collections from 1977-1981. She is known for her textile work and wall hangings depicting traditional stories, legends and personal experiences. She was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1978, and in 1990 received an honorary doctorate from the University of Alberta.View Long Biography and Citations

Publications

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Title Year Author
5 highlights from the Inuit art collection en route to Winnipeg February 18, 2016 Hillary Bird
100 masters: only in Canada 2013 Stephen D. Borys, Andrew Kear
Traduction française de récits autochtones du Canada empruntés aux langues indigènes 2009 Sarah Theberge

Exhibitions

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Name Year Gallery
Rock, Paper, Scissors 2016 Art Gallery of Guelph
Marion Tuu'luq Oct 2002 - January 2003 National Gallery of Canada
Qamanittuaq: Drawings by Baker Lake Artists Jun 1998 - Jan 1999 Macdonald Stewart Art Centre

Achievements

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Achievement Year Organization
Doctor of Laws 1990 University of Alberta
"Harmony Between Man and Animals" selected for North American Heritage Greeting-card series 1990 UNICEF
Elected to Royal Academy of the Arts 1978 Royal Academy of the Arts

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Art Gallery of Ontario Toronto, ON, Canada
Edmonton Art Gallery Edmonton, AB
Musée des beaux-arts Montréal Montreal, QC, Canada

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November 15, 2018 Updated by: Fiona Wright
October 15, 2018 Updated by: Inuit Art Foundation