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drawing, painting, sculpture/carving

Artistic Community:

Tuktuyaaqtuuq, NT

Date of Birth:

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Bill Nasogaluak is an accomplished artist originally from Tuktuyaaqtuuq, NT, and now based in northern Ontario. In addition to working as a multidisciplinary artist, Nasogaluak is also a talented educator. Thematically, his artworks illustrate Inuvialuit culture and offer political commentary about the social, economic and cultural dimensions of contemporary Inuit life. In 2000, he co-designed the Ceremonial Mace for the Northwest Territories, while his work has been exhibited across Canada and internationally. Nasogaluak's work is held in the collections of the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto and at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife, NT, among others.View Long Biography and Citations


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Title Year Author
INUA Catalogue 2021
Collector's Choice: Bill Nasogaluak Summer 2017 Esther Sarick
Northern Highlights, In the Field: Inuvik Fall 2014 William Huffman


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Bill Nasogaluak: Shapeshifter February 1-29, 2020 Feheley Fine Arts
De Beers Inspired Ice Carving Competition 2012
The Sedna exhibition (temporary exhibition) 2009 Museum of Inuit Art


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Achievement Year Organization
Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal 2002 Governor General of Canada

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Art Gallery of Ontario Toronto, ON, Canada
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre Yellowknife, NT, Canada

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December 19, 2018 Created by: Inuit Art Foundation