Mary
Pudlat

Photo: Mary Pudlat
Credit: John Paskievich
Mary
Pudlat

Medium:

drawing, printmaking

Artistic Community:

Kinngait (Cape Dorset), 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.

Near Puvirnituq, Nunavik, QC
03 May 1923

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.

2001

Work

Biography

Mary Pudlat (Miaji Pullat) was born near Puvirnituq in 1923 and passed away in 2001. She was a printmaker and illustrator who became involved with the Kinngait graphics movement in the 1960s. Her work would be included numerous times in the Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection throughout her career. Pudlat depicted whimsical scenes of camp life, community history and imaginative stories. Her work can be found in several major artistic institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art and the National Gallery of Canada.View Long Biography and Citations

Publications

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Title Year Author
A Passion for the Arctic: The Hans van Berkel Collection 2016 Cunera Buijs
Cape Dorset Prints: A Retrospective 2007 Leslie Boyd Ryan
Mary Pudlat (1932 - ) 1995 Marion E. Jackson

Exhibitions

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Name Year Gallery
Kinngait Studios Returns September 30 - November 4, 2019 Highpoint Center for Printmaking
Arctic Wind – An Expression of Naturalism May 2008 Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery
Rhythms in Motion April 2006 Galerie d’art Vincent

Achievements

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Achievement Year Organization
Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection 1996
Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection 1995
Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection 1994

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Amon Carter Museum of American Art Fort Worth, TX, United States
Art Gallery of Guelph Guelph, ON, Canada
Art Gallery of York University Toronto, ON, Canada

Edit History

January 15, 2018 Updated by: Rebecca Gray
September 12, 2017 Created by: Andrea Lemieux Updated by: Inuit Art Foundation