Nuna Parr

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The most prolific, and recognized Inuit artist alive today. Nuna Parr's magnificent, larger than life dancing and walking bears have captured the audiences attention around the world. His solo International exhibitions have made him the most famous Inuit artist in the world. The life and movement found in his massive bears are nothing short of being the best in the world.

Nuna Parr was born in 1949. He might retire shortly from carving such large bears like these. With this in mind, if you have one of his bears, it is best to hang on to it as they will soon be in even greater demand than ever before.

Community: Cape Dorset


2000 Nuna Parr: The Artist's Hand, Inuit Sculpture Portfolio, Vancouver, BC
2000 Small Sculptures by Great Artists 2000, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
1999 The R.D. Bell Collection of Inuit Art, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON
1999 Horizons, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
1997 Stone and Bone, The Inuit Master Carvers of the Canadian Arctic, The Northwest Company, The Sun Valley Center for Arts & Humanities, Ketchum, ID
1997 Singing & Dancing & Playing, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
1996 Tundra & Ice IV, Orca Aart Gallery, Chicago, IL
1996 Images of Our Past, Art of Man Gallery, Victoria, BC
1996 New Visions, Spirit Wrestler Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1995 Tundra and Ice: Exceptional Sculpture from Canada, Orca Aart Gallery, Chicago, IL
1995 Keeping Our Stories Alive: An Exhibition of the Art and Craft of the Dene and Inuit of Canada, Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, Santa Fe, NM
1995 Sedna: Spirit of the Sea, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
1995 Canadian Inuit Sculpture, The Next Generation, Orca Aart Gallery, Chicago, IL
1994 Wildlife and Nature in Art, Arctic Experience, Hamilton, ON
1994 Arctic Spirit, 35 Years of Canadian Inuit Art, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
1994 Sculpture of the Inuit: Major Works by the Masters of Stone, Maslak McLeod Canadian Art, Santa Fe, NM
1993 Small Sculptures by Great Artists II, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
1992 Inuit Sculpture - New Acquisitions, Pucker Gallery, Boston, MA
1992 Small Sculptures by Great Artists I, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
1991 Animals of the Arctic, Arctic Inuit Art, Richmond, VA
1991 Cape Dorset Sculpture, McMaster Art Gallery, Hamilton, ON
1991 Granville Island Canadian Inuit Sculpture Exhibition, Vancouver Inuit Art Society, Vancouver, BC
1991 Cape Dorset Stone and Sculpture: Masters and the Next Generation, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
1991 Inuit Sculpture: In conjunction with the Annual Cape Dorset Graphics Collection, Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, VA
1990 - 91 Espaces Inuit, Maison Hamel-Bruneau, Ste-Foy, QC
1990 Traditions and Innovations in Inuit Art Sculpture in Stone, Images of the North, San Francisco, CA
1990 Inuit Masterworks, Inuit Gallery of Vanvouver, Vancouver, BC
1989 Masters of the Arctic: An Exhibiton of Contemporary Inuit Masterworks, Amway Corporation, United Nations General Assembly, New York, NY
1988 Nuna Parr, Eskimo Art Gallery, Toronto, ON
1987 The Swinton Collection of Inuit Art, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
1986 Art Inuit, Canadian Guild of Crafts, Montreal, QC
1985 Nuna Parr - Sculpture, Canadiana Galleries, Edmonton, AB
1984 - 85 The Last and First Eskimos, Museum of Science and History, Ft. Worth, TX
1984 On the Land, The Arctic Circle, Los Angeles, CA
1983 Nuna Parr, Inuit Galerie, Mannheim, Germany
1982 Sculpture Inuit: Stone/ Bone, circa 1960-1979, Canadiana Galleries, Edmonton, AB
1981 Cape Dorset Sculptors and Their Sculpture, The Inuit Art Collection, Mr & Mrs James F. Bacon, Manchester, CT
1981 The Inuit Sea Goddess, Surrey Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1980 Eskimo Sculpture from the Eastern Arctic, Ufundi Gallery, Ottawa, ON
1980 Cape Dorset, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
1980 Art of Baffin, The Arctic Circle, Los Angeles, CA
1980 La deesse inuite de la mer/ The Inuit Sea Goddess, Musee des beaux-arts de montreal, Montreal, QC
1980 Nuna Parr - An Exhibition of Recent Carvings, Gallery One, Toronto, ON
1979 Sculpture of the Inuit: Collections of Lorne Balshine, Lou Osipov, and Dr. Harry Winrob, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC
1979 In Celebration, Canadian Guild of Crafts, Montreal, QC
1978 Nuna Parr, Gallery One, Toronto, ON
1967 Cape Dorset - A Decade of Eskimo Prints and Recent Sculpture, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
Native Canadian and Inuit Art, The Great Canadian Trading Post Company, Windsor, ON