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Tim Pitsiulak, ᑎᒻ ᐱᓯᐃᓚ

Settlement: Cape Dorset / Kinngait

(1967-2016) — E7-2459

First Name: Timootee

Last Name: Pitsiulak

Full Name: Timootee "Tim" Pitsiulak

Name in syllabics: N/A

Alternative Names:

• Pitsiulak Pitsiulak
• Timootee Pitsiulak
• Timoon Pitsiulak

Date of birth: March 10, 1967

Place of birth: Kimmirut, Nunavut, Canada

Date of death: December 23, 2016

Place of death: Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada

Community / Heritage: Inuit, Kinngait

Sex: Male

Disc Number: E72459

Website: N/A

Art Media: Drawing, jewellery, photography, printmaking, sculpture/carving.

Bio:

Timootee "Tim" Pitsiulak was an Inuit artist and hunter born in 1967 in Kimmirut, Nunavut. His parents were Napachie and Timila Pitsiulak; he was the nephew of celebrated artist Kenojuak Ashevak.

Pitsiulak became interested in drawing as a child. He later trained as a carver and participated in jewellery-making workshops offered at Nunavut Arctic College in Iqaluit. 

Pitsiulak was based in Cape Dorset, Nunavut, dividing his time between hunting and making jewelry, sculptures, lithographs, photographs, and drawings. Pitsiulak made drawings of his daily experiences, choosing subjects that reflected his interests: traditional and modern Inuit culture and people, detailed depictions of boats, heavy machinery and airplanes, and Artic wildlife. He consistently challenged himself as an artist, working in varying scales, perspectives and media.

In 2013, his drawing of two belugas and a bowhead whale was featured on Canada's 25-cent coin. In 2016, Pitsiulak was an inaugural participant in the annual Dorset Fine Arts Creative Residency at Open Studio.

Pitsiulak’s works are exhibited in museums and galleries across North America, including the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

Articles:

·       https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Pitsiulak

·       https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/art-and-architecture/tim-pitsiulak-created-a-fresh-vision-of-contemporary-inuit-art/article33462455/

·       https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/tim-itsiulak-obit-1.3911319

·       https://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/65674nunavut_artist_draws_inspiration_from_his_renowned_aunt/

·       https://uphere.ca/articles/sharing-their-gifts

·       https://canadianart.ca/reviews/tunirrusiangit-kenojuak-ashevak-and-tim-pitsiulak/

·       https://thewalrus.ca/the-hunter-artist/

·       https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/2016/12/23/acclaimed-inuk-artist-tim-pitsiulak-dead-at-49.html

·       https://www.canadiangeographic.ca/article/new-quarters-celebrate-canadas-north

·       https://nunavutnews.com/nunavut-news/cape-dorset-artists-take-centre-stage-in-toronto/

Exhibitions:

·       2005: Cape Dorset Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2008: Cape Dorset Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2009: Cape Dorset Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2009: “Fine Lines”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2009: “Women of the North: Seen in Sculptures and Prints”, Arctic Artistry, Chappagua, NY, USA

·       2009: “Small Sculptures by Great Artists”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2009 - 2010: “Nunannguaq: In the Likeness of the Earth”, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada

·       2009 - 2010: “Uuturautiit: Cape Dorset Celebrates 50 Years of Printmaking”, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

·       2009 - 2010: “Arctic Spirit: 50th Anniversary of Cape Dorset’s Kinngait Studios”, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2010: Cape Dorset Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2010: “North Meets South”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2010: “Big, Bold and Beautiful: Large Scale Drawings from Cape Dorset”, Museum of Inuit Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2010: “Nipirasait: Many Voices Inuit Prints from Cape Dorset”, The Canadian Embassy Art Gallery, Washington, District of Columbia, USA

·       2010: “Tim Pitsiulak”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2011: “Contemporary Inuit Art from Cape Dorset”, The College of New Jersey Art Gallery, Ewing, New Jersey, USA

·       2010 - 2011: “New Art from Cape Dorset”, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

·       2011: “Inuit Modern: The Samuel and Esther Sarick Collection”, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2011: “Don’t Stop Me Now”, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

·       2011: “Dorset Large: Large Scale drawings from the Kinngait Studios”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2011: “Contemporary North: Drawings from Cape Dorset”, Madrona Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

·       2011: “Drawing Attention: Recent Works by Tim Pitsiulak”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2011 - 2012: “New Art from Cape Dorset”, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

·       2012: "Tim Pitsiulak - Drawings of Myth and Machine”, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

·       2012: “Dorset Now”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2012: “The Unexpected”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2012 - 2013: “Don't Stop Me Now”, Esplanade Art Gallery, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

·       2012 - 2013: “Telling Stories: Inuit Art from Cape Dorset”, Toronto Pearson International Airport (Terminal 1), Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2013: “Where Do We Come From? What are We? Where are We Going? Identity in Contemporary”, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada

·       2013: “Inuit Ullumi: Inuit Today (Contemporary Art from TD Bank Group's Inuit Collection)”, National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

·       2013: “Animal Power: Images in Contemporary Inuit Art”, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

·       2013: “Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art”, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

·       2013: “The Unexpected”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2013: “Dorset Seen”, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

·       2013: “Sanaunguabik: Traditions and Transformations in Inuit Art”, Enterprise Square Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

·       2013: “Cape Dorset Prints”, Gallery 210, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

·       2013: “The Hand of the Artist”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2013: “Tim Pitsiulak: Looking Back, Looking Forward”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2013 - 2014: “Winter Show: Gallery Artists”, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

·       2014: “Views from the North: Original Drawings from Cape Dorset”, Alaska on Madison, New York City, NY, USA

·       2014: “Cape Dorset: New Generation Willock and Sax Gallery”, Banff Art Gallery, Banff, Alberta, Canada

·       2014: “North South Encounter”, Pierre - Francois Ouellette Art Contemporain, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

·       2014: “Arctic Voices”, Science North, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

·       2014 - 2015: “Shine A Light: Canadian Biennale 2014”, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canadfa

·       2015: “Northern Narratives”, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada

·       2015: “Over the Top”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2015: “Cape Dorset Prints and Drawings”, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Ontario, Canada

·       2015: “Fifteen Years: Kingait 2000-2015”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2015: “Tim Pitsiulak: Land and Life”, Madrona Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

·       2015: “Tim Pitsiulak”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2015: “Contemporary North II”, Madrona Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

·       2015: “South Baffin Way”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2016: “Floe Edge: Contemporary Art and Collaborations from Nunavut”, Gallery at Canada House, London, England

·       2016: “Arctic Wind V: Drawing from the Land”, Coastal Peoples Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

·       2016: “Tim Pitsiulak - Ice”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2016: Cape Dorset Graphics Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2017:  Cape Dorset Graphics Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2018: “Spectacular Beings”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2018: “Tunirrusiangit: Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak”, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2019: “Shifting Geographies”, University of Alberta Museums, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

·       2019: “Contemporary Drawings from Cape Dorset”, Inuit Fine Art, Port Hope, Ontario, Canada

Awards:

·       2016: Winner of the CHARS Art Competition

·       2016: Artist Residency at Open Studio in Toronto, Ontario, Canada 

·       2015: Commissioned by Cadillac Fairview Corporation to create a large-scale drawing

·       2015: Designed 25-cent coin for the Royal Canadian Mint

·       2014: Commissioned by TD Bank for a large-scale piece in their Toronto lobby

·       2013: Artist Residency at New Leaf Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 

·       2012: Artist Residency at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, Alberta, Canada

Collections:

·       National Gallery of Canada Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 

·       TD Gallery of Inuit Art Toronto, Ontario, Canada 

·       Indigenous Art Collection at Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Canada Gatineau, Quebec, Canada 

·       McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada 

·       Canada Council Art Bank Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 

·       Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 

·       Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada 

·       Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Exhibitions

  • Inuit Drawings, Albers Gallery

Artwork

Title Last Sold At Auction
ARQAVITTURQ 2017-06 (June 2017)
BOY WITH PUPPY 2018-09 (September 2018)
DOMINANT CARIBOU 2020-02 (February 2020)
NARWHAL SPIRIT 2017-03 (March 2017)
SCRATCHING WALRUS 2020-02 (February 2020)
VIGILANT WOLVES 2017-05 (May 2017)
WHALE SOUNDING 2017-08 (August 2017)

Recent Auction Results

DOMINANT CARIBOU
Estimate: 400 — 600
Sold: Feb 2020 — Sold For: $4,200
SCRATCHING WALRUS
Estimate: 400 — 600
Sold: Feb 2020 — Sold For: $1,200
BOY WITH PUPPY
Estimate: 150 — 200
Sold: Sep 2018 — Sold For: $360
WHALE SOUNDING
Estimate: 300 — 500
Sold: Aug 2017 — Sold For: $480
ARQAVITTURQ
Estimate: 400 — 600
Sold: Jun 2017 — Sold For: $1,020
VIGILANT WOLVES
Estimate: 600 — 900
Sold: May 2017 — Sold For: $720

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