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Victoria Mamnguqsualuk

Settlement: Baker Lake / Qamani’tuaq

(1930) — E2-386

Alternative Names: Mamnguqsualuk Mamnguqsualuk, Victoria Mamnguqsualuk, Mummokshoarluk Mamnguqsualuk, Mammookshoarluk Mamnguqsualuk, Mumngshoaluk Mamnguqsualuk, Mumngusualuk Mamnguqsualuk, Mamnguksualuq

First Name: Victoria

Last Name: Mamnguqsualak

Full Name: Victoria Mamnguqsualak

Name in syllabics: ᕕᐃᑎᕋᐊ  ᒪᒍᓯᐊᓗ

Alternative Names:

·       Mamnguqsualuk Mamnguqsualuk

·       Victoria Mamnguqsualuk

·       Mummokshoarluk Mamnguqsualuk

·       Mammookshoarluk Mamnguqsualuk

·       Mumngshoaluk Mamnguqsualuk

·       Mumngusualuk Mamnguqsualuk

·       Mamnguksualuq

Date of birth: 1930

Place of birth: Garry Lake area, Nunavut, Canada

Date of death: 2016

Place of death: N/A

Community / Heritage: Inuit

Sex: Female

Disc Number: E2386

Website: N/A

Art Media: Stroud, felt, thread, embroidery floss, silkscreen, stencil, prints, sculptures, drawings, fabrics.

 

Bio:

VictoriaMamnguqsualakwas an Inuit artist born in 1930 in the Gary Lake area, Keewatin region, Nunavut. Shecame from a large family of artists, and was the daughter of Jessie Oonark, one of Baker Lake and Canada’s most distinguished artists. Her siblings included artists Janet Kigusiuq, Nancy Pukingrnak, Peggy Qablunaaq Aittauq, Mary Yuusipik Singaqti, Josiah Nuilaalik, Miriam Marealik Qiyuk, and William Noah.

 

Together with her family, Mamnguqsualaklived a nomadic life until her thirties. In 1963, to avoid starvation, the family moved to Baker Lake, where Mamnguqsualakbecame involved with an artist co-op and learned to sew wall hangings, carve, and draw. Even though she learned to sew as a child by watching her grandmother make caribou clothing, it was in the co-op environment where she was able to expand her artistic practice and learn new styles and techniques.

 

In 1970, eight of Mamnguqsualak’s prints were part of the first Baker Lake Print Collection. 

 

Continuing her education and career, Mamnguqsualakgraduated from a drawing and printmaking program at Nunavut Arctic College in 1997.

 

Mamnguqsualak’sworks often display complex scenes depicting Inuit mythology and legends. They have been widely praised and have appeared in nearly 100 exhibitions in Canada and internationally. Her art can be found in many collections across Canada and the USA, including the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, the Winnipeg Art Gallery in Winnipeg, and many more.

 

Articles:

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

 

Exhibitions:

·       1971 - 1973: “Sculpture / Inuit: Masterworks of the Canadian Arctic”, Canadian Eskimo Arts Council, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

·       1972: “Baker Lake Drawings”, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

·       1972: “Eskimo Fantastic Art”, Gallery I.I.I., University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

·       1973: “Baker Lake Drawings: Six Artists”, Upstairs Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

·       1973 - 1974: “Baker Lake Prints and Drawings: 1970-1973”, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

·       1974: “Crafts from Arctic Canada / Artisanat de l'arctique canadien”, Canadian Eskimo Arts Council, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

·       1978: “The Zazelenchuk Collection of Eskimo Art”, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

·       1978: “Baker Lake Wall Hangings 1978”, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

·       1978: “Baker Lake Wall Hangings 1978”, Gallery One, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       1978: “Polar Vision - Canadian Eskimo Graphics”, Jerusalem Artists' House Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

·       1979: “Spirits and Dreams: Arts of the Inuit of Baker Lake”, Department of Crown-Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

·       1979: “Baker Lake Wall Hangings 1979”, Arctic Circle, Los Angeles, California, United States

·       1979: “Eskimo Narrative”, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

·       1979: “Baker Lake Prints and Print Drawings”, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

·       1979: “Baker Lake Wall Hangings 1979”, Elca London Studio, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

·       1979: “Keewatin District Wall Hangings 1979”, Kaiser House Gallery, Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada

·       1979: “Baker Lake Wallhangings”, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

·       1979: “Baker Lake Wall Hangings 1979”, Gallery Phillip, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       1979: “Baker Lake Wallhangings”, Elca London Studio, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

·       1980: “Keewatin District Wall Hangings 1980”, Collector's Choice, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

·       1980: “Baker Lake: Drawings, Sculpture, Tapestries”, Theo Waddington, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       1980: “Baker Lake Wall Hangings 1980”, Waddington Galleries, New York, NY, USA

·       1980: “The Inuit Amautik: I Like My Hood to be Full”, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

·       1980: “Baker Lake Prints: Ten Year Retrospective”, The Upstairs Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

·       1981: “The Inuit Sea Goddess”, Surrey Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

·       1981: “Baker Lake - Sculpture and Wall Hangings”, Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

·       1977 - 1982: “The Inuit Print / L'estampe inuit”, Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

·       1982: “Inuit Art from the Art Centre Collection”, Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

·       1982 - 1983: “Inuit Myths, Legends and Songs”, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

·       1982 - 1983: “Noel au Chateau - Art inuit de la collection Macdonald Stewart Art Centre”, Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

·       1983: “Mamnguqsualuk and Tookome of Baker Lake: Drawings on Black Paper”, The Upstairs Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

·       1983: “Baker Lake Prints & Print-Drawings: 1970-1976”, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

·       1983: “The Long Night: Mamnguqsualuq of Baker Lake”, Museum of Inuit Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       1983: “Baker Lake Prints and Print Drawings: 1970-1976”, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

·       1983: “Inuit Masterworks: Selections from the Collection of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada”, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada

·       1983-1984: “Inuit Art at Rideau Hall”, Rideau Hall, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

·       1984: “Canadian Inuit Art”, City Hall, Nuuk, Greenland

·       1984: “The Oral Tradition”, Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

·       1984: “Games of the Inuit”, Northern Images, Yellowknife, Northern Territories, Canada

·       1984: “Victoria Mamnguqsualuk, Baker Lake Artist”, Northern Images, Yellowknife, Northern Territories, Canada

·       1984: “Drawings from Baker Lake”, Inuit Gallery of Eskimo Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       1984: “On the Land”, The Arctic Circle, Los Angeles, California, USA

·       1979 - 1984: “Shamans and Spirits: Myths and Medical Symbolism in Eskimo Art”, Arts and Learning Services Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

·       1984-1985: “The Last and First Eskimos”, Forth Worth Museum of Science and History, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

·       1985: “Baker Lake Prints 1985”, Museum of Inuit Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       1984 - 1986: “Arctic Vision: Art of the Canadian Inuit Department of Indian Affairs, Northern Development and Canadian Arctic Producers”, travelling, Ottawa, ON, Canada

·       1986: “Die Kunst aus der Arktis”, Inuit Galerie, Mannheim, Germany

·       1986: “New Beginnings: A Celebration of Native Expression at the First Native Business Summit”, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       1986: “The Spirit of the Land”, The Koffler Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       1986: “Keeveeok Awake! Mamnguqsualuk and the Rebirth of Legend at Baker Lake”, Ring House Gallery, University of Alberta Museums, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

·       1986 - 1987: “Oonark's Family”, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

·       1987: “The Bond Between Mother and Child”, The Arctic Circle, Los Angeles, California, USA

·       1987 - 1989: “Contemporary Inuit Drawings”, Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

·       1988: "Celebration 1988”, Petro-Canada Exhibition Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

·       1988: “Magic and Shamanism”, Artspace, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

·       1988: “Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection of Inuit Art”, Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

·       1988: “Building on Strengths: New Inuit Art from the Collection”, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

·       1988: “The World Around Me”, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

·       1988: “Baker Lake: Persistence of Old Memories”, Brandon Allied Arts Council, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

·       1988: “Inuit Women and Their Art: Graphics and Wallhangings”, Gallery 210, University of Missouri, St Louis, Missouri, USA

·       1989: “Baker Lake Prints: 1970-1982”, Inuit Art Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

·       1989: “Western Canadian Woodblock Prints”, Muttart Public Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

·       1989: “Baker Lake Print Retrospective: A Twenty Year Anniversary”, The Upstairs Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

·       1990: “A Woman's Vision”, Art Space Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

·       1991: “Inuit Drawings”, Albers Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA

·       1991: “Qamanittuaq: The Art of Baker Lake”, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

·       1991: “The Great Northern Arts Festival”, Inuvik, Nunavut, Canada

·       1992: “Selections from the McMaster Art Gallery Collection”, McMaster University Art Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

·       1992: “Women of the North: An Exhibition of Art by Inuit Women of the Canadian Arctic”, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

1993: “Northern Lights: Inuit Textile Art from the Canadian Arctic”, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

·       1993 - 1994: “Contemporary Inuit Drawings”, Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA

·       1993 - 1994: “Drawings and Sculpture from Baker Lake”, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

·       1994: “Patiently I Sing: Selections from the Tyler/Brooks Collection”, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

·       1994 - 1997: “Qamanittuaq: Where the River Widens, Drawings by Baker Lake Artists”, Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

·       1995: “Baker Lake: Uncatalogued Prints 1979-1985, a Retrospective Collection”, Selected Galleries, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

·       1995: “Immaginario Inuit: Arte e cultura degli esquimesi canadesi”, Gallera d'Arte Moderna a Contemporanea, Verona, Italy

·       1995: “Keeping Our Stories Alive: An Exhibition of the Art and Crafts from Dene and Inuit of Canada”, Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

·       1995 - 1996: “Qiviuq: A Legend in Art”, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

·       1995 - 1996: “Inuit Woman: Life and Legend in Art”, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

·       1996: “The Spirit World - 1977 to 1990: Baker Lake, Clyde River and Pangnirtung Prints”, Selected Commercial Galleries, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

·       2000: “Keewatin 2000”, Spirit Wrestler Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

·       2002: “The Fabric of Community: A Culture on Cloth Exhibit”, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2004: ”Baker Lake and Beyond Part 1: The Graphic Image”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2004: “Images Tell the Stories: Thread Has a Life of Its Own”, York Quay Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2006: “Baker Lake and Pangnirtung Tapestry Exhibitions”, Canadian Guild of Crafts, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

·       2007: “Baker Lake Prints 2007”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2008: “Mini-Masterworks II: Cross-Cultural Group Exhibition”, Spirit Wrestler Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

·       2009: “2009 Baker Lake Print Release and Recent Baker Lake Drawings”, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2010: “Baker Lake Prints: Revealed”,  Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

·       2011: “Rhythm and Drum Dance”, Kulik Art Inuit, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

·       2011: “Reflets Arctiques / Arctic Reflections”, Art Inuit Paris, Paris, France

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

 

Awards: N/A

 

Collections:

·       National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

·       Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

·       Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York, USA

·       Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

·       Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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

·       Glenbow Museum Calgary, Alberta, Canada

·       University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

·       Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, Northern Territories, Canada

·       Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

·       Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

·       Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

·       Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

·       Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

·       Amway Environmental Foundation Collection, Ada, Michigan, USA

·       Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

·       Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, Alaska, USA

·       McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada

·       Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

·       University of Alberta Art Collection, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

·       Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

·       McMaster Museum of Art Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

·       Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, Michigan, USA

·       Inuit Cultural Institute, Kinngait, Nunavut, Canada

·       Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada


Artwork

Title Last Sold At Auction
A KIVIUQ ADVENTURE 2017-02 (February 2017)
ALOOLAH (TWO-HEADED DOG) 2010-01 (January 2010)
AN ORDINARY DAY 2020-03 (March 2020)
ANIMALS, SPIRITS, SHAMAN 2017-11 (November 2017)
ARCTIC HARES 2013-11 (November 2013)
ATTACK 2014-07 (July 2014)
ATTACKED 2018-02 (February 2018)
BATTLING WITH THE SEA MONSTERS 2018-05 (May 2018)
BEARS ATTACK HUNTER 2018-01 (January 2018)
BIRD WOMAN 2019-11 (November 2019)
BIRD WOMAN; DAY DREAMS 2015-01 (January 2015)
BROTHER MOON AND SISTER SUN 2017-02 (February 2017)
CATCHING THE FISH MOTHER 2009-11 (November 2009)
CONVERSATIONS WITH ANIMALS 2013-10 (October 2013)
CURIOUS BIRD ON BASE 2016-11 (November 2016)
DAYDREAMS 2012-06 (June 2012)
DREAMING OF A MUSK OX HUNT 2016-08 (August 2016)
FLESH EATING MONSTER 2009-11 (November 2009)
GIANT DREAMING HE IS EATING A MOUSE; FISH HELP KIVIUQ 2016-02 (February 2016)
GIRL ESCAPING FROM EAGLES NEST 2016-03 (March 2016)
GIRL ESCAPING FROM EAGLE’S NEST 2009-02 (February 2009)
IF I KILL THE LEADER WITH THE FLESHLESS LEGS, THEY WILL LEAVE US AND NOT KILL OUR PEOPLE.” (CONFRONTATION) 2016-06 (June 2016)
IKAAQTUQ/KIVIUQ FOLLOWING HIS FAMILY 2017-03 (March 2017)
KEEVEEOK’S FAMILY 2017-10 (October 2017)
KEEVEOKS FAMILY 2018-11 (November 2018)
KEEVEOK’S JOURNEY 2015-11 (November 2015)
KIVIUK RIDING TWO HEADED DOG 2018-08 (August 2018)
KIVIUQ AND HIS GOOSE WIFE 2008-10 (October 2008)
KIVIUQ AND THE BEARS 2016-08 (August 2016)
LEGEND 2011-04 (April 2011)
MANY ARCTIC ANIMALS 2015-11 (November 2015)
MANY FANTASTIC CREATURES 2015-11 (November 2015)
MANY HEADS 2008-06 (June 2008)
OPIK WITH LEMMINGS AND FISH 2008-11 (November 2008)
POLAR BEARS, WOLF SHAMAN AND FANTASTIC BEASTS ATTACKING HUNTERS 2016-11 (November 2016)
PTARMIGANS PROTECTING THEIR NEST 2018-08 (August 2018)
SISTERS GOING UP 2009-10 (October 2009)
THE BOY AND HIS GRANDMOTHER TRICKS THE MEAN PEOPLE 2017-03 (March 2017)
THE PREY 2009-04 (April 2009)
THE SHAMAN’S POWER BEINGS 2011-02 (February 2011)
UNTITLED 2010-04 (April 2010)
UNTITLED 2008-06 (June 2008)
UNTITLED 2012-03 (March 2012)
UNTITLED 2008-06 (June 2008)
UNTITLED (LIFE WITH ANIMALS) 2017-05 (May 2017)
UNTITLED (WOMAN FIGHTING VARIOUS ANIMALS) 2008-04 (April 2008)
UNTITLED (WOMAN HUNTING) 2008-04 (April 2008)
UNTITTLED 2011-03 (March 2011)
WOMAN HOLDING A CHILD 2014-11 (November 2014)

Recent Auction Results

AN ORDINARY DAY
Estimate: 300 — 500
Sold: Mar 2020 — Sold For: $300
KEEVEOKS FAMILY
Estimate: 300 — 500
Sold: Nov 2018 — Sold For: $240
PTARMIGANS PROTECTING THEIR NEST
Estimate: 1,000 — 1,500
Sold: Aug 2018 — Sold For: $960
KIVIUK RIDING TWO HEADED DOG
Estimate: 1,000 — 1,500
Sold: Aug 2018 — Sold For: $1,080
BATTLING WITH THE SEA MONSTERS
Estimate: 200 — 400
Sold: May 2018 — Sold For: $204
ATTACKED
Estimate: 300 — 500
Sold: Feb 2018 — Sold For: $252

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