Wolf Pack Johnny Pootoogook


Artist:                   Johnny Pootoogook

Community:        Cape Dorset / Kinngait

Year:                     2022

Media:                 Etching & Chine Collé

Paper:                 Arches White

Printer:               Studio PM

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Gorgeous new print from the 2022 Dorset Print Collection: Wolf Pack by Johnny Pootoogook

In 1970 Johnny Pootoogook was born in a traditional Inuit camp called Ikerasak, near Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU. He is a talented sculptor and printmaker, who currently lives in Kinngait pursuing his artistic career. His father, Kananginak, a prominent and involved community leader, was a sculptor and printmaker himself. The artist’s work is inspired by his Inuit culture. Johnny Pootoogook has had several exhibitions throughout his career, his latest one being in 2016 at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.


Additional information

Dimensions 23.3 × 25.6 in

Bio Johnny Pootoogook

Date of Birth: December 19, 1970
Place of Birth: Cape Dorset
Male/Female: Male
Mother: Shouyu Pootoogook
Father: Kananginak Pootoogook

Johnny is the son of Cape Dorset artists, Kananginak and Shouya Pootoogook.


Our Land Transforming: Celebrating the Enduring Spirit of the Inuit
Arctic Raven Gallery
One Front Street, Second Floor
POB 2139
Friday Harbor, Washington, U.S.A.

1992, 1993
Cape Dorset Graphics (annual collection)
(illustrated catalogue)

June – July 1994
Johnny Pootoogook and Najalia Pootoogook Of Cape Dorset
Albers Gallery
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

July 1995
Sunakutagnuvalautut: Things from the Past Feheley Fine Arts Toronto, Ontario

December 1995 – January 1996
Inuit Art: from the collection of Maurice Yacowar Collector’s Gallery
Calgary, Alberta

November 1996
Small Sculptures by Great Artists V Feheley Fine Arts
Toronto, Ontario

January 1997
Transitions: Contemporary Canadian Indian and Inuit Art Presented by Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada Paris, France
(illustrated catalogue)

February – April 1997
Stone & Bone
The Inuit Master Carvers of the Canadian Arctic The North West Company
Held at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Humanities
Ketchum, Idaho, U.S.A.

February 2001
Living Arctic
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver Vancouver, British Columbia
(illustrated brochure)

March – April 2006
Amarok: The Wolf
The Albers Gallery
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

November – December, 2009
Form and Vision
The Innuit Gallery and
Jonathon Bancroft – Snell Gallery London, Ontario

May – June, 2012
The Unexpected Feheley Fine Arts Toronto, Ontario

March – April 2015
Over the Top Feheley Fine Arts Toronto, Ontario

November 2015 – February 2016
Linked: An Exhibition to Raise Awareness about Climate Change
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco


Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec

Inuit Art Centre, Indian and Northern Affairs, Ottawa, Ontario

Musee d’art Inuit Brousseau, Quebec City, Quebec

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