Okpik
Pitseolak

Photo: Okpik Pitseolak
Credit: Inuit Art Foundation
Okpik
Pitseolak

Medium:

jewellery, painting, printmaking, sculpture/carving

Artistic Community:

Kinngait (Cape Dorset), 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.

Kimmirut, NU
1946

Work

Biography

Okpik Pitseolak was an artist based in Cape Dorset (Kinngait), NU. She worked primarily in sculpture. She learned to carve by assisting her father-in-law, Peter Pitseolak and she learned beadwork from her grandmother Simatuq. Pitseolak often combined these two practices by adding beadwork to her sculptures. Her work is held in public institutions such as the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB. Pitseolak was also a member of the Inuit Art Foundation Board for over 10 years.View Long Biography and Citations

Publications

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Title Year Author
Inuit Women Artists: Voices from Cape Dorset 1994 Edited by Odette Leroux, Marion E. Jackson and Minnie Aoudla Freeman
The Treasured Moment: An Exhibition of Small-scale Inuit Sculpture 1993 Marion Scott Gallery
The Artists Speak: About Learning From Each Other, About Pleasing Buyers, About Personal Power Fall/Winter 1992 Marybelle Mitchell

Exhibitions

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Name Year Gallery
Ice and Sand Sept - Oct 2012 Coombe Farm Gallery
Small Sculpture by Great Artists Dec 2006 - Jan 2007 Feheley Fine Arts
Mini-Masterworks 2006 Spirit Wrestler Gallery

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Canada Council Art Bank Ottawa, ON, Canada
Canadian Museum of History Gatineau, QC, Canada
Indigenous Art Collection, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Gatineau, Quebec