This Dancing Walrus by Pits Qimirpik from Kinngait nicely shows Pitseolak’s whimsical nature. Pits is establishing quite a name for himself among the new generation of Dorset carvers. Pitseolak learned to carve by observing and assisting his father, renowned carver Kellypalik Qimirpik (1948-2017). Pitseolak Qimirpik quickly established himself as both apprentice and contemporary artist. He began to create his first carvings when he was thirteen years old, and is known for depicting contemporary life and popular culture. His artwork has been exhibited widely in Canada, the United States and Switzerland.
This Dancing Walrus by Pits Qimirpik will be a nice addition to any collection.
Check the Biography for a longer biography about his works and exhibitions.
Biography Pitseolak Qimirpik
Kinngait – Cape Dorset
Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
1997 Stories in Stone, trade mission lead by Prime Minister Jean Chretien, Westin Chosun Hotel, Seoul, Korea
1997 Stone & Bone,: The Inuit Master Carvers of the Canadian Arctic, The Northwest Company, Sun Valley Centre for the Arts & Humanities, Ketchum, ID
1995 Keeping Our Stories Alive: An Exhibition of the Art & Crafts from Dene & Inuit of Canada, Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, Santa Fe, NM
1995 Inuit Art: From the Collection of Maurice Yacowar, Collector’s Gallery, Calgary, AB
1988 Building on Strengths: New Inuit Art from the Collection, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
1985 The Last and First Eskimos, Museum of Science and History, Fort Worth, TX
1995 Keeping Our Stories Alive: An Exhibition of the Art & Crafts from Dene & Inuit of Canada, Santa Fe, NM: Institute of American Native Arts Museum.