Photo: Aisa Amittu
Credit: Courtesy Avataq


printmaking, sculpture/carving

Artistic Community:

Puvirnituq, QC

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.


The Igloo Tag Trademark
The Igloo Tag Trademark is an internationally recognized symbol that denotes handmade, original artwork made by Inuit artists in Canada. Established in 1958, the Trademark is now managed by the Inuit Art Foundation. The appearance of the Igloo Tag on an artist profile means they have had the Trademark applied to their artwork.



Aisa Amittu is a sculptor based in Puvirnituq, Nunavik. He first learned carving techniques from his father Davidaluk in his teens. Amittu worked for several years before his work was exhibited publicly in the 1980s, and his first solo exhibition was held at the Inuit Galerie in Mannheim, Germany, in 1989. His work usually depicts traditional themes such as mythological creatures, Inuit legends and hunting scenes.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
I Always Wanted to Make an Elephant Spring 1999 Marybelle Mitchell
An Introduction to Printmaking in the Canadian Arctic June 1997 Maria Von Finckenstein
New Territories: 350/500 Years After: An Exhibition of Contemporary Aboriginal Art of Canada 1992 Alberto Blanco et al.


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Metamorphosis May 2006 Canadian Guild of Crafts
Nunavik Today: Sculpture from Arctic Quebec October 2002 Spirit Wrestler Gallery
Beelden uit Arctica Canuit Dec 1996 - Mar 1997 Canadian Eskimo Art

Public Collections

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Collection Location
National Gallery of Canada Ottawa, ON, Canada
Nunavik Inuit Art Collection Inukjuak, QC, Canada
Winnipeg Art Gallery Winnipeg, MB, Canada

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October 18, 2017 Created by: Inuit Art Foundation