Photo: Aqjangajuk Shaa
Credit: John Paskievich


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.


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.



Aqjangajuk Shaa is a highly celebrated carver and artist from Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU who began his artistic career in his teens. He first worked in drawing and printmaking before turning his attention fully to carving. Shaa has had several solo exhibitions and been included numerous group exhibitions in Canada and internationally. His art is part of many institutional collections across Canada and the United States and he has appeared multiple times in the "Inuit Art Quarterly."View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
59th Annual Cape Dorset Print Collection Released September 13, 2018 IAQ
Introducing the Newest Curator of Inuit Art Fall 2006 IAQ
At the Galleries: Commercial Galleries Spring/Summer 2003


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Small Sculptures by Great Artists November 2014 – January 2015 Feheley Fine Arts
Small Treasures January 2013 Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Stone and Paper: Cape Dorset 2011 October, 2011 Native Art Gallery

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Anchorage Museum of History and Art Anchorage, AK, United States
Art Gallery of Ontario Toronto, ON, Canada
Art Gallery of Windsor Windsor, ON, Canada