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Photo: Kingmeata Etidlooie
Credit: Courtesy Dorset Fine Arts


drawing, printmaking, sculpture/carving

Artistic Community:

Kinngait (Cape Dorset), 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.

Kimmirut (Kimmirut), NU

Date of Death:

Artists may have multiple dates of death listed as a result of when and where they passed away. Similar to date of birth, an artist may have passed away outside of a community centre or in another community resulting in different dates being recorded.




Kingmeata Etidlooie was a graphic artist and sculptor from Kimmirut (Kimmirut), NU. Settling in Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU, in the mid-1960s, she joined the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative and went on to produce many striking visuals in prints, drawings and paintings. As one of the first users of the Co-op’s painting studio, Etidlooie was regularly able to experiment with her medium, establishing her own unique style as a result.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Kingmeata Etidlooie (1915 – 1989) 1995 Marie Routledge
Kunst aus der Arktis: Graphiken der Inuit in Kanada 1994 Gitta Hassler
Tauvijjuaq; The Great Darkness Summer 1993 John Macdonald


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
The First Tourist Fall 2007 McMaster University Museum of Art
Kingmeata Etidlooie: Paintings Jan – Feb 2007 Albers Gallery
Classic Prints from Cape Dorset: 1960 – 1972 Apr – May 2003 Albers Gallery


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection 1988 Dorset Fine Arts
Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection 1986 Dorset Fine Arts
Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection 1983 Dorset Fine Arts

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Anchorage Museum Anchorage, AK, United States
Art Gallery of Alberta Edmonton, AB, Canada
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Victoria, BC, Canada