Mathew
Nuqingaq, CM

Mathew
Nuqingaq, CM

Medium:

drum dance, jewellery, metalwork, organic materials, performance, photography, sculpture/carving, theater

Artistic Community:

Iqaluit, 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.

Qikiqtarjuaq, NU
1964

Work

Biography

Mathew Nuqingaq is an Iqaluit-based artist who works primarily in jewellry design. Nuqingaq’s talent for working with metal and his desire to represent Inuit culture and traditions through his work result in unique, wearable pieces of art. His designs include Inuit tools, arctic animals and draw on popular figures from Inuit stories. Nuqingaq is a co-founder of the Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association and is currently the President of the Inuit Art Foundation. He was elected as a Member of the Order of Canada on November 18, 2016. Nuqingaq currently owns and works out of Aayuraa Studio in Iqaluit.View Long Biography and Citations

Publications

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Title Year Author
8 things to love about Iqaluit May 13, 2019 Jennifer Bain
Nunavut’s Tanya Tagaq, Mathew Nuqingaq named to Order of Canada January 03, 2018 Nunatsiaq News
Hammering out traditional oil lamps in Nunavut’s capital August 18, 2017 Beth Brown

Exhibitions

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Name Year Gallery
Our Land: Contemporary Art from the Artic Oct 2016 - Mar 2017 Winnipeg Art Gallery
Floe Edge: Contemporary Art and Collaborations from Nunavut Jan - Mar 2016 AXENÉO7
Contemporary Canadian Jewellery: the 28th Annual Exhibition Dec 2015 - Jan 2016 L.A. Pai Gallery

Achievements

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Achievement Year Organization
Inuit Art Foundation Board of Directors 2017 Inuit Art Foundation
Member of the Order of Canada 2016 Governor General of Canada

Performances

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Title Year Role
Northern Scene Apr-May 2013 Drum Dancer
Tulugak: Inuit Raven Stories 2011-2013 Drum Dancer

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Indigenous Art Collection at Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Canada Gatineau, QC, Canada

Edit History

January 12, 2018 Updated by: Rebecca Gray
September 14, 2017 Created by: Laura Chantal, Researcher Edited by: Inuit Art Foundation