Inuit Artist Profile  Kaajuk Kablalik

Kaajuk Kablalik -Self Portrait in coal

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Kaajuk Kablalik is an Inuk artist who grew up in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut Canada. He has three siblings and four sons. In 2007, he moved with his wife and children to Iqaluit, Nunavut where he took the Jewelry and Metalwork program at Nunavut Arctic College.

His preferred mediums are silver, bronze, copper and ivory. His style is a mix between traditional and contemporary Inuit art. Jewelry, sculptures and prints make up the bulk of his creations.

His artwork has been shown at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, in Finland and in Denmark. He won the BMO 1st Arts award for Nunavut in 2010 with a copper etched print called “When We Were One”.

He is currently working on a series of masks that depict traditional Inuit roles in society and popular myths and legends. This website contains a sample of his work, for more information please contact us. 

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