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Pudlalik Shaa

Settlement: Cape Dorset / Kinngait

(1965) — E7-1906

Pudlalik is one of the sons of noted sculptor Aqjangajuk Shaa. Pudlalik made his first carving when he was 12 and has been carving ever since. He learned by watching the generation of carvers who, like his father, used axes to work on their pieces. Pudlalik still uses an axe on occasion, though he also uses more modern tools. Familiar themes are walrus and drumdancers.

Pudlalik was influenced by his father's work. "I watched [my father] as he carved, he taught me. ...my first carving ...was a small seal, since then I've been carving, not all the time, but whenever I felt up to it." Interview with the artist, Inuit Art Section, Nov. 1994.


Exhibitions

  • Inuit Art from the Canadian Arctic, Bayly Art Museum University of Virginia
  • Keeping Our Stories Alive: An Exhibition of the Art and Crafts from Dene and Inuit of Canada, Institute of American Indian Arts Museum
  • Kunstwerke der Inuit, Presented by CreARTion, Eppstein in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Association of Canadian Studies at the Hotel am Badersee
  • Multiple Realities: Inuit Images of Shamanic Transformation, Winnipeg Art Gallery
  • Sculpture Inuit, Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec
  • The Next Generation--Inuit Sculpture, Gallery Indigena
  • The Shaa Family: Axangayu Shaa, Qiatsuq Shaa, Pudlalik Shaa, Albers Gallery of Inuit Art
  • Wildlife and Nature in Art, Arctic Experience

Collections

  • Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg

Artwork

Title Last Sold At Auction
2 WALRUS’ 2012-02 (February 2012)
BELLOWING MUSK OX 2016-08 (August 2016)
BIRD 2011-11 (November 2011)
BIRD AND HUNTER TRANSFORMATION 2011-11 (November 2011)
BIRD TRANSFORMATION 2011-11 (November 2011)
BIRD, WALRUS AND NARWHAL TRANSFORMATION 2011-11 (November 2011)
BIRD; DANCING WALRUS; BIRDS ON BASE 2012-05 (May 2012)
CURIOUS BIRD 2015-07 (July 2015)
DANCING BEAR 2011-11 (November 2011)
DANCING BEARS 2012-05 (May 2012)
DANCING BIRD 2020-06 (June 2020)
DANCING BIRD; SEAL 2012-02 (February 2012)
DANCING SPIRIT BIRD 2012-05 (May 2012)
DANCING WALRUS 2012-05 (May 2012)
DRUM DANCER 2018-09 (September 2018)
DRUM DANCER CALLING ANIMALS 2019-11 (November 2019)
DRUMMER 2020-03 (March 2020)
HUNTER WITH A HARPOON 2011-11 (November 2011)
HUNTER WITH HARPOON AND BIRD TRANSFORMATION 2012-04 (April 2012)
OWL WITH RAISED WINGS 2019-02 (February 2019)
POLAR BEAR 2019-11 (November 2019)
PREENING BIRD 2008-09 (September 2008)
SHAMAN BEAR DRUMMING 2017-03 (March 2017)
SHAMAN BIRD TRANSFORMATION WITH SEAL 2014-09 (September 2014)
TRANSFORMATION 2011-11 (November 2011)
TRANSFORMATION DRUMMER 2008-07 (July 2008)
WADDLING BIRD 2012-02 (February 2012)

Recent Auction Results

DANCING BIRD
Estimate: 400 — 600
Sold: Jun 2020 — Sold For: $780
DRUMMER
Estimate: 200 — 400
Sold: Mar 2020 — Sold For: $132
OWL WITH RAISED WINGS
Estimate: 500 — 700
Sold: Feb 2019 — Sold For: $960
DRUM DANCER
Estimate: 400 — 600
Sold: Sep 2018 — Sold For: $1,680
SHAMAN BEAR DRUMMING
Estimate: 500 — 700
Sold: Mar 2017 — Sold For: $420
OWL WITH RAISED WINGS
Estimate: 800 — 1,200
Sold: Sep 2016 — Sold For: $510

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