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Julie
Alivaktuk

Photo: Julie Alivaktuk
Credit: Artist
Julie
Alivaktuk

Medium:

duffle, fabric, seal skin, textile

Artistic Community:

Iqaluit, NU

Date of Birth:

Artists may have multiple birth years listed as a result of when and where they were born. For example, an artist born in the early twentieth century in a camp outside of a community centre may not know/have known their exact date of birth and identified different years.


1992

Work

Biography

Julie Alivaktuk is a seamstress from Iqaluit, NU who sews with sealskin, duffle and leather, creating pants, mitts, jackets and jewelry. With an in-depth knowledge of her materials and processes, Alivaktuk expertly creates her pieces with traditional skills and contemporary vision in her tool belt. Innovating while drawing inspiration from timeless traditional designs, Alivaktuk has a line of wearables that are sure to excite. Also motivated to tell the story of colonization through her work, Alivaktuk speaks through her materials.View Long Biography and Citations