Talooki Aliktiluk

Photo: Eva Talooki Aliktiluk
Credit: Paul von Baich
Talooki Aliktiluk


beadwork, sculpture/carving, stone

Artistic Community:

Arviat, NU

Date of Birth:

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Date of Death:

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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.



Sculptor Eva Talooki Aliktiluk is best known for her diminutive and minimal sculptures adorned with intricate beadwork, pieces that often call to mind the silhouettes of traditional Inuit clothing. Due to the hardness of the stone available in her region, the artist’s work is simple in form, which provides an excellent platform for the complexity and rich colour of her beadwork visible in works such as Woman Wearing Beaded Amautik (1993) and Family Wearing Beads (1993). Born in 1927 in Arviat, NU, Aliktiluk’s work is featured in numerous major collections, including the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the MacKenzie Gallery in Regina, SK, and the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, QC. Her sculptures have been included in exhibitions in Canada, the United States and Europe.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
The Sculpture of Arviat Spring 2017 Norman Zepp
Aspects of Transnational and Indigenous Cultures January 12, 2015 Hsinya Huang and Clara Shu-Chun Chang
Photo: Annuraat exhibition at the WAG April 12, 2011 Nunatsiaq Online


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Annuraat: Inuit Clothing in Art Apr - Oct 2011 Winnipeg Art Gallery
Inspiration Four Decades of Sculpture November 1995 Marion Scott Gallery
Miniaturen Nov - Dec 1995 Inuit Galerie

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Canada Council Art Bank Ottawa, ON, Canada
Canadian Museum of History Gatineau, QC, Canada
La Guilde | The Guild Montreal, QC, Canada

Edit History

January 19, 2018 Updated By: Lera Kotsyuba
September 14, 2017 Created by: Maddy Tripp