Bird by Iola Abraham Ikkudluak

$750.00

Artist:                    Iola Abraham Ikkudluak

Community:         Kimmirut

Year:                       ?

Media:                    Green Serpentine

Description

This Bird by Iola Abraham Ikkudluak is a nice example of his abilities to express animals in their natural behaviour.

A fierce advocate for Inuit artists and traditional practices, Iola Abraham Ikkidluak (1936-2003) expressed his deeply held values through his work. Hailing from the community of Kimmirut, NU, Ikkidluak spent the majority of his time carving and being out on the land. As a sculptor, he portrayed a wide range of subject matter from smaller, delicate birds to much larger pieces of shamanic spirit transformations. Ikkidluak’s sculptures are often recognized for their dynamic movements and animated expressions, carved into the locally sourced serpentine.

Due to his experience on the land, Ikkidluak was known by many as a reliable guide for the Kimmirut area, occasionally training fishery and wildlife officers from the Government of Nunavut how to best navigate and protect spaces that are cherished by Inuit [2]. Ikkidluak’s sculptures have been included in many exhibitions, most notably touring throughout North America from 1979-1981 in the Smithsonian Institution show, By the Light of the Qulliq. Other works by Ikkidluak have found homes in permanent collections such as the Canada Council Art Bank in Ottawa, ON, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery in Manitoba, and have appeared on the cover of the Fall 1988 issue of Inuit Art Quarterly.

This Bird by Iola Abraham Ikkudluak is a nice opportunity to add a valued carving from a respected  Inuit master carver to your collection.

From: INUIT ART FOUNDATION

Additional information

Weight 2.66 kg
Dimensions 8.5 × 4.5 × 7 in

Biography Iola Abraham Ikkudluak

Iola Abraham IIkkidluak

Medium:SCULPTURE/CARVING
Artistic Community: Kimmirut, NU
Date of Birth: 1936

Date of Death: 2003

Exhibitions

Opening Show
Mar – July 1995 Geronimo’s Studio

Sculpture of the Inuit: Major Works by the Masters of Stone
October 1994 Maslak McLeod Canadian Art

Inuit Ivories from the Collection
Oct 1992 – Mar 1993 Winnipeg Art Gallery

Arts from the Arctic
1993 Anchorage Museum of History and Art

Hudson’s Bay Company Collection of Inuit Art
May – Aug 1992 Winnipeg Art Gallery

Inuit Masterworks
November 1990 Inuit Gallery of Vancouver

[L’art inuit] November 1988 Les Martres-de-Veyre

The Swinton Collection of Inuit Art
Sept – Nov 1987 Winnipeg Art Gallery

New Beginnings: A Celebration of Native Expression at the First Native Business Summit
June 1986 Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Canadian Inuit Art
Feb – Mar 1984 City Hall

Baffin Island
July – Sept 1983 Winnipeg Art Gallery

By the Light of the Qulliq: Eskimo Life in the Canadian Arctic
1979 – 1981 Smithsonian Institution

Sculpture from Baffin Island
Nov – Dec 1980 Pitakvik Inuit Galleries

The Coming and Going of the Shaman: Eskimo Shamanism and Art
Mar – June 1978 Winnipeg Art Gallery

Sculpture from Lake Harbour
1977 La Guilde | The Guild

Eskimo Art
Oct – Nov 1974 Queens Museum

Publications

Arts from the Arctic: A Celebratory Exhibition
Fall 1993 Jan Ingram

Arts from the Arctic: An Exhibition of Circumpolar Art by Indigenous Artists from Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Sapmi (Lapland), Russia
1993 Anchorage Museum of History and Art

The Swinton Collection of Inuit Art
Winter 1988 Arthur Adamson

Swinton Collection of Inuit Art
1987 Winnipeg Art Gallery

Baffin Island
1983 Winnipeg Art Gallery

By the Light of the Qulliq: Eskimo Life in the Canadian Arctic
1979 Wendy Adler Jordon

The Coming and Going of the Shaman: Eskimo Shamanism and Art
1979 Jean Blodgett

Sculpture of the Eskimo
1972 George Swinton

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