Hanna Kappianaq

Credit: Courtesy Office of the Speaker of the House of Commons
Hanna Kappianaq


drawing, sculpture/carving

Artistic Community:

Iglulik (Igloolik), NU

Date of Birth:

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Qikiqtaaluk region, NU

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.



Bart Hanna Kappianaq is a renowned sculptor based in Iglulik (Igloolik), NU. Hanna Kappianaq was taught the basics of carving by his father when he was young and later pursued formal artistic training at Algonquin College in Ottawa, ON. He works with soapstone, serpentinite, alabaster, ivory and bone to create carvings that stay true to the nature of the material. He is also celebrated for the fine detailing in his sculptures. His work is held in the permanent collections of galleries and museums throughout Canada and the United states, and has appeared in Inuit Art Quarterly on multiple occasions.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
There’s more to art than money, says Bart Hanna December 4, 2019 Derek Neary
Igloolik's Master Carver relies on the annual sealift to bring coveted sculptures to buyers November 20, 2019 CBC
Nunavut artist's work unveiled on Parliament Hill April 8, 2019 CBC News


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Sedna and her Creatures February - March 2013 Alaska on Madison
Bart Hanna 2012 Museum of Inuit Art
Bart Hanna November 2006 Kipling Gallery


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
Sculpture Displayed in House of Commons on Parliament Hill 2019 Government of Canada

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Government of Nunavut Collection Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Indigenous Art Collection at Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Canada Gatineau, QC, Canada
Itsanitaq Museum Churchill, MB, Canada