Credit: Photo H.G. Jones


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.


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.




Aoudla Pudlat was a prolific and versatile artist from Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU, who became renowned as both a lithographer and illustrator. Although he began as a sculptor in the 1960s, by the 1970s Pudlat had begun drawing starting an apprenticeship at Kinngait Studios. With a graphic style that varied from photorealistic to fantastical, birds were a favoured and frequent subject for the artist–many of which found their way into the communities annual print collections. Pudlat’s work first appeared in the Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection in 1980 and continued to appear in subsequently, alongside lithographs he had produced of other artists’ works. His works can be found in the collections of numerous institutions, including the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, ON.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
INUA Catalogue 2021
In Memoriam: Aoudla Pudlat (1951-2006) Winter 2006 Inuit Art Foundation
Aoudla Pudlat (1951-2006) Fall 2006 Inuit Art Foundation


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
A Display of Plumage: Drawings by Aoudla Pudlat Opened February 2, 2020 The Snow Goose Gallery
Aoudla Pudlat: Wildlife Drawings June 2015 Feheley Fine Arts
The Arctic Lithograph : Inuit Prints from the Collection of Carleton University Art Gallery 1998 Carleton University Art Gallery


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
Baker Lake Print Collection 2001 Sanavik Co-operative Association Limited
Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection 1994 Dorset Fine Arts
Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection 1993 Dorset Fine Arts

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Art Gallery of Guelph Guelph, ON, Canada
Canadian Museum of History Gatineau, QC, Canada
Indigenous Art Collection at Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Canada Gatineau, QC, Canada

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March 20, 2018 Created by: Rebecca Gray