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Photo: Ohotaq Mikkigak
Credit: courtesy Feheley Fine Arts


drawing, printmaking

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.

Kinngait (Cape Dorset), 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.




There are few artists that have had such a longstanding and extensive involvement with the Kinngait (Cape Dorset) artistic community than Ohotaq Mikkigaq. He first started drawing and printmaking in the early 1960s during the formative years of the print program in Kinngait and was among the group of artists who contributed to the commercial success of the program. His first print “Eskimo Fox Trapper” was published in 1961 and from that point, Mikkigaq has been recognized for his ability to reimagine the landscape and the figures that can be found out on the land.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Dorset Seen 2017 Leslie Boyd and Sandra Dyck
Noise Ghost and Other Stories 2016 Nancy Campbell
Tribute Winter 2014 Jimmy Manning


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
60 Years: West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative Anniversary Exhibition October 2019 - January 2020 Colbourne Street Gallery
Fifteen Years: Kingait 2000-2015 Sept – Oct 2015 Feheley Fine Arts
Over the Top Mar – Apr 2015 Feheley Fine Arts


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection 2015
Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection 2014
Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection 2013

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Art Gallery of Ontario Toronto, ON, Canada
Canadian Museum of History Gatineau, QC, Canada
Glenbow Museum Calgary, AB, Canada

Edit History

November 16, 2017 Edited by: Alia Weston
September 12, 2017