Jimmy Iqaluq

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Jimmy was born in Kataapik, near Sanikiluaq, on the Belcher Islands, in 1947. He has been carving since he was 13 years old. He learned carving by watching his parents, Mina and Samwillie. His work is characterized by intricate details developed through both carving and incising techniques. His experience and knowledge as a hunter is reflected in his carvings. In 1995, Jimmy's work was shown in the "Keeping Our Stories Alive", exhibition in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 2006, Jimmy won second prize at the Nunavut Arts Festival. His work is sought after by many collectors. Currently, he enjoys providing country food for this family and friends. 

Solo exhibition: 

"An exhibition of art by Jimmy Iqaluq of Sanikiluaq", Indian and Inuit Art Gallery in the offices of the federal department of Indian and Northern Affairs, Hull, Ontario, Canada, 2005


"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
"Belcher Island Sculpture", Robertson Galleries, Ottawa, Canada, 1980
"Belcher Island Sculpture", Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 1981
"Sculpture from Belcher Islands", Images of the North, San Francisco, California, USA, 1981
"Belcher Island Community Sculpture", The Raven Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 1981
"Baffin Images", Orca Aart, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 1989
"Kunstwerke der Inuit", Presented by CreARTion, Eppstein in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Association of Canadian Studies at the Hotel am Badersee, Grainau, Germany, 1993
"Share the Vision", Philadelphians Collect Inuit Art, Art Space Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 1994
"Miniaturen", Inuit Galerie, Mannheim, Germany, 199