Mary Mariq
Kuutsiq

Photo: Mary Kuutsiq
Credit: Photo: Paul von Baich
Mary Mariq
Kuutsiq

Medium:

duffle, fabric, textile

Artistic Community:

Qamani'tuaq (Baker Lake), NU

Gender:

Female

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.


1926

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.

2011

Work

Biography

Mary Mariq Kuutsiq was born near Back River and spent her youth on the land, settling in Qamani’tuaq (Baker Lake) where she took up her textile art practice. Adapting her traditional sewing knowledge for the co-op to wall hangings and other textile projects, which were popular in southern markets at the time. Kuutsiq was featured in many exhibitions along other prominent artists in the region, including Jessie Oonark. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including in the Museum of Anthropology in Madrid, Spain, and in the Museum of Ethnography in Stockholm, Sweden, and is held in the collection of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC.View Long Biography and Citations

Publications

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Title Year Author
Works on Cloth: Imagery by Artists of Baker Lake, Nunavut 2005 Judy Kardosh
Keewatin 2000 2000 Nigel Reading

Exhibitions

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Name Year Gallery
Los colores del Ártico: Arte y Cultura Inuit September 2016 Museum of Anthropology
The Private Collection: Baker Lake Wall-Hangings Sept – Oct 2016 Centre Space
Arktiska bildvärldar – väggbonader från Nunavut Feb - Apr 2014 Museum of Ethnography

Public Collections

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Collection Location
National Museum of the American Indian Washington, DC, United States

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March 14, 2018 Created By: Lera Kotsyuba