Maudie
Okittuq

Photo: Maudie Okittuq
Credit: Courtesy Inuit Art Foundation
Maudie
Okittuq

Medium:

bone, sculpture/carving, stone, textile

Artistic Community:

Talurjuaq (Taloyoak), 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 Ikpik, Itsuaqtuvik (Thom Bay), NU
1944

Work

Biography

Maudie Okittuq is a sculptor from Ikpik (Thom Bay) NU who resided in Talurjuaq (Taloyoak), NU. Okittuq moved to Talurjuaq in the 1960s and became among the first in her community to begin carving. Okittuq’s work has been inspired by themes surrounding shamanism and transformation. Her sculptures have been exhibited in group and solo shows around the world and are held in major collections across Canada such as those of the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Canadian Museum of History and the National Gallery of Canada. Okittuq has been featured twice on the cover of the Inuit Art Quarterly.View Long Biography and Citations

Publications

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Title Year Author
Last Look: Maudie Okittuq Spring 2018 Inuit Art Foundation
First Pan Arctic Women's Workshop September 14, 2017 Erin Yunes
Celebrating 30 Years of Supporting Inuit Artists Fall 2017 Alysa Procida

Exhibitions

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Name Year Gallery
Supernatural: Inuit Fantastic Sculpture Mar - Apr 2006 Marion Scott Gallery
Inuit: When Words Take Shape Dec 2002 - July 2003 National History Museum of Lyon
Art and Expression of the Netsilik Dec 1997 - Apr 1998 Winnipeg Art Gallery

Achievements

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Achievement Year Organization
Featured on the cover of the Inuit Art Quarterly Fall/Winter 2011 Inuit Art Foundation
Featured on the cover of the Inuit Art Quarterly Spring 1998 Inuit Art Foundation

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Art Gallery of Ontario Toronto, ON, Canada
Canadian Museum of History Gatineau, QC, Canada
Inuit Cultural Institute Arviat, NU, Canada

Edit History

January 11, 2018 Updated by: Rebecca Gray
September 18, 2017 Created by: Camelia Melillo Update by: Inuit Art Foundation