Photo: Andy Miki
Credit: Claude Grenier



Artistic Community:

Arviat, 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.

Near Harvaqtuuq (Kazan River), 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.


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.



Andy Miki was a carver from Arviat, NU, who was renowned for his abstract, simplified sculptures. He distinguished himself from his contemporaries with his depictions of animal rather than human figures. His favoured subjects were bears, caribou, birds and dogs. Miki drew his inspiration from personal observations of Arctic wildlife rather than from Inuit oral traditions or creatures of his own imagination. Miki was featured in numerous notable exhibitions, including The Williamson Collection of Inuit Sculpture (1987) held at the Mackenzie Art Gallery in Regina, SK. His works are held in the collections of prominent institutions, including the Winnipeg Art Gallery in Manitoba and the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, ON.View Long Biography and Citations


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Title Year Author
Two Thousand Years of Inuit Art Goes on Display at the Frieze Masters Art Fair September 22, 2017 Hrag Vartanian
Subtle Form and Sensitive Line: The Sculpture of Arviat Spring 2017 Norman Zepp
Collecting Trends: Kivalliq Sculpture 2017 Maryse Saraux


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Name Year Gallery
Two Thousand Years of Inuit Art Oct 5 - 8, 2017 Donald Ellis Gallery
Nanuk’s Journey May - Sept 2017 Stratford Perth Museum
Arctic Expression: 40 Years of Inuit Sculpture 2014 Inuit Gallery of Vancouver

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Art Gallery of Ontario Toronto, ON, Canada
Canadian Museum of History Gatineau, QC, Canada
Dennos Museum Centre Traverse City, MI, United States

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March 7, 2018 Created by: Rebecca Gray