Annaqtuusi Tulurialik

Photo: Ruth Annaqtuusi Tulurialik
Credit: Paul von Baich
Annaqtuusi Tulurialik


drawing, music, printmaking, textile

Artistic Community:

Qamani'tuaq (Baker Lake), NU

Date of Birth:

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Qamani'tuaq (Baker Lake), NU



Ruth Annaqtuusi Tulurialik is a renowned visual artist and musician based in Qamani'tuaq (Baker Lake), NU. Best known for her drawings, Tulurialik became a regular contributor to the annual Baker Lake print series in 1971. Tulurialik's distinct style portrays moments of daily life in Qamani'tuaq, which can also be seen in her book "Qikaluuktut: Images of Inuit Life" (1986). Her drawings, prints and textiles have been featured in exhibitions across Canada. Tulurialik's work is held in many public collections including the Canadian Museum of History, Ottawa, ON, the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, ON and the Winnipeg Art Gallery.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Qikaaluktut: Images of Inuit Life 1986 Ruth Annaqtuusi Tulurialik, David F. Pelly
Eskimo Fantastic Art 1972 Gallery III School of Art
Baker Lake 1971 Prints 1971


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
The Vital Vision: Drawings by Ruth Annaqtuusi Tulurialik 1986 Art Gallery of Windsor
Inuit Art in the 1970s Jul - May 1980 Agnes Etherington Art Centre
Baker Lake Prints Aug - Nov 1979 Winnipeg Art Gallery

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Art Gallery of Windsor Windsor, ON, Canada
Canadian Museum of History Gatineau, QC, Canada
Masters of the Arctic Collection Ada, MI

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November 21, 2018 Edited by: Inuit Art Foundation
November 15, 2018 Created by: Barbara Hale