Transformation by Pitseolak Qimirpik


Artist:                    Pitseolak Qimirpik

Community:        Cape Dorset / Kinngait

Year:                          2018

Media:                       Serpentine, bone

In stock


This transformation by Pitseolak Qimirpik from Kinngait nicely shows Pitseolak’s whimsical nature. It’s quite a job to figure out all the transformation in this one carving. Pitseolak is transforming the theme of transformation.

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.

Thistranformation by Pitseolak Qimirpik is a little quirky gem and will be a nice addition to any collection.

Pitseolak Qimirpik

Pitseolak Qimirpik

Check the Biography for a longer biography about Pits’ works and exhibitions.

Additional information

Weight 0.77 kg
Dimensions 6 × 4 × 7 in

Biography Pitseolak Qimirpik


1986 –
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.

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