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Photo: Adam Alorut
Credit: Raigelee Alorut



Artistic Community:

Ottawa, ON

Date of Birth:

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Adam Alorut was a sculptor based in Ottawa, ON, who was known for the intricate details on his carvings. Born in Iqaluit, NU, in 1980, Alorut learned carving from his father, celebrated sculptor Morris Alorut. Thematically, much of Alorut’s work focuses on the concept of good and evil, which many attribute to the stories he encountered as a result of living the majority of his adult life in the South. He was one of five artists chosen to participate in the Usuaq Carving Project, and his works can be found in the public collections of the Canada Council Art Bank, the National Gallery of Canada, and the City of Ottawa Art Collection.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Tribute Winter 2020 Emily Henderson
Shape Shifters Samia Madwar


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
2019 Additions to the City of Ottawa Art Collection November 22, 2019 - January 12, 2020 Karsh-Masson Gallery

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, ON
City of Ottawa Art Collection Ottawa, ON, Canada
National Gallery of Canada Ottawa, ON, Canada