Danny Aaluk

Danny Aaluk
Inuit Art Foundation


Danny Aaluk is a graphic artist from Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven), NU where he is still based today. Aaluk’s artistic practice began as a child sketching what he saw around him. Aaluk creates work daily and supports his family through his practice as a full time artist [1].

Aaluk has been gaining recognition for his detailed and imaginative illustrations, often don in black-ink with his drawings often pulling from Inuit imagery, figures and life. Aaluk is most well known for his “drum” drawings, whereby he re-defines the meaning of a stretched canvas by drawing directly on the skin of traditional Inuit drums [2].

In 2012 Aaluk won the Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association holiday card contest with his drawing “Drumdancer with the Spirit of a Polar Bear” [3]. Aaluk has also designed logos and had drawings commissioned by many organizations including the Nunavut Department of Health, the Arctic Games, Parks Canada and the Hamlet of Gjoa Haven [4].

Artist Work

About Danny Aaluk


Graphic Arts

Artistic Community:

Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven), 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.

Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven), NU